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53°25.000'N, 008°00.000'W Chart icon.png
Map ireland.jpg
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Capital Dublin
Language English, Irish
Currency Euro
Time zone GMT (UTC) , DST: WEST (UTC+1)
Calling code +353

Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world. It lies to the north-west of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. To the east of Ireland, separated by the Irish Sea, is the island of Great Britain. Politically, the Republic of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island, with Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) covering the remainder in the north-east.


Admiralty Leisure publish the following leisure chart folios useful for cruising around Ireland. They can be found here.

Leisure Chart Folios -SC5612 Northern Ireland - Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle
Leisure Chart Folios -SC5621 Ireland - East Coast, Carlingford Lough to Waterford
Leisure Chart Folios -SC5622 Ireland - South Coast, Waterford to Kinsale
Leisure Chart Folios -SC5623 Ireland - South West Coast Bantry Bay to Kinsale

Find local chart from Admiralty Charts


Climate of Ireland at

Weather links

Sea Area Map

Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service provides a sea area forecast on RTE radio 1, VHF channel 16, Weatherdial, and on their web site at - Sea Area Forecast. The Irish Coast Guard (ICG) Coast Radio Stations.

Weatherdial Areas Telephone Numbers Munster 1550 123 850 - Leinster 1550 123 851 - Connacht 1550 123 852 - Ulster 1550 123 853 - Dublin 1550 123 854 - Sea Area - marine forecast 1550 123 855

ICG Coast Radio Stations make a prior announcement of weather forecasts on Marine VHF Radio Ch16 and then broadcast the forecast on the named relevant VHF Radio working channel. Sea Area Forecasts are broadcast every 3 hours beginning at 0103 local time. i.e. broadcast times are:- 0103, 0403, 0703, 1003, 1303, 1606, 1903, 2203 local time.

Gale Warning broadcasts are also preceded by an announcement on Marine VHF Ch16. They are broadcast on receipt and are repeated at the next one of the following times:- 0033, 0633, 1233 and 1833 local time.

Weather Text Service - Text SUB WEATHER TODAY to 53554. Texts cost 25c each.


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


Roaringwater Bay
West Cork Map
      * Calves
* Carthics
* Castle
* Cape Clear
* Heir
* Horse
* Sherkin
* Skeams
* Spanish
* Fastnet Rock
South West Cork
and Kerry
      * Bere
* Ilnacullin
* Dursey
* Scariff
* Deenish
* Skellig Islands
* Valentia
* Maghares
Blasket Islands
(Na Blascaodaí)
      * Great Blasket
* Beginish
* Inishnabro
* Inishvickillane
* Inishtooskert
* Tearaght
Aran Islands Map
(Oileáin Árann)
     * Inisheer
* Inishmaan
* Inishmore
* Brannock Islands
Mayo - Galway
     * Inishark
* Inishbofin
* Clare Island
* Achillbeg
* Inishbiggle
* Inishturk
North West to
North Channel
      * Inishmurray
* Roaninish
* Arranmore
* Tory Island
* Inishbofin
* Inishfree
* Rathlin (North - UK)

The Irish Islands Federation is the representative body for the inhabited offshore islands of Ireland.

Explore Irish Islands with DiscoverIreland the Irish Tourist Board.


Also see Cruiser's Nets

Cellular Phone(3G/GSM/GPRS) and Broadband, excellent even around the Islands

O2 coverage map
Three coverage map
Vodaphone coverage map


Add any navigation notes such approaches, dangers etc here. If this section does not apply remove it.

Tidal Information






Customs and Immigration


Visa requirements



Citizens Advice - Citizens Information is an Irish eGovernment website provided by the Citizens Information Board. The site provides public service information for Ireland.

Fees and Charges


Health and Security


Health Services HSE - Find a service
A(H1N1) Flu Information
HSE 24 hr Flu Information Line Freephone 1800 94 11 00 - for up to date recorded information on Influenza A(H1N1)



An Garda Síochána

Ireland's National Police Service, has its headquarters in the Phoenix Park.


Southern (Republic) Northern (UK)
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and East Coast
Waterford to Kinsale West Cork
Roaringwater Bay
Bantry Bay Kenmare River
and Derrynane
Dingle Bay
Tralee and Shannon
West & North

Arklow Buoy icon.jpg Question icon.png
Carlingford Lough Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Dublin Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Dun Laoghaire Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Howth Question icon.png
Malahide Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Wicklow Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Wexford Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png

Cork Harbour Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Crosshaven Marina icon.jpg Buoy icon.jpg Question icon.png
Cobh Question icon.png
Kilmore Quay Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Kinsale Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg
New Ross Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Waterford Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Buoy icon.jpg Question icon.png

Baltimore Buoy icon.jpg Question icon.png
Ballydehob Buoy icon.jpg Question icon.png
Crookhaven Question icon.png
Glandore Question icon.png
Goleen Question icon.png
Rossbrin Question icon.png
Schull Buoy icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Sherkin Question icon.png

Adrigole Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Bantry Bay Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Castletownbere Question icon.png
Glengariff Buoy icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Lawrence Cove Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png

Ardgroom Question icon.png
Derrynane Buoy icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Kenmare Question icon.png
Kilmacanogue Question icon.png
Sneem Question icon.png
Westcove Question icon.png

Cahersiveen Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Dingle Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg
Fenit Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Tralee Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Limerick Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Kilrush Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png

Ballycastle Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Fahan Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Galway Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Sligo Poe.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Westport Poe.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png

Ballycastle Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Bangor Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Belfast Lough Poe.jpg Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Carrickfergus Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Donegal Question icon.png
Foyle Question icon.png
LarnePoe.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Portaferry Marina icon.jpg Question icon.png
Phennick Marina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png
Strangford LoughMarina icon.jpg Anchor icon.jpg Question icon.png

Poe.jpg = Port of Entry   Marina icon.jpg = Marina   Anchor icon.jpg = Anchorage   Buoy icon.jpg = Visitor mooring buoy* has some data; Question icon.png = Needs data;

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Irish Marinas
  • Irish Yacht Clubs are listed by The ISA
    (national governing body for all forms of recreational and competitive activities involving sail and engine powered craft in Ireland.)


List anchorages except the ones covered under Offshore Islands below. If there is more then 2 paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template).


Air and Sea Bus and Rail Map

Aer Lingus
Aer Arann
Brittany Ferries
Irish Ferries
P & O
Stena Line

Bus Éireann
Irish Rail
NI Railways

Transport Map


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



The Irish Cruising Club

Publishes two pilot guides covering the whole of Ireland:

  • East and North Coasts of Ireland Sailing Directions
    11th Edition, Published February 2008, Edited by Norman Kean ICC, ISBN No:978 0 9558 199 1 9
  • South and West Coasts of Ireland Sailing Directions
    12th Edition, Published November 2008, Edited by Norman Kean, ISBN No: 97 0 9558 199 2 6.

Other books include

  • UK and Ireland circumnavigators guide
    Written by Samantha Steele, Published October 2008.
  • Salt and Emerald: A Hesitant Solo Voyage Round Ireland (Paperback)
    Written by Alastair Scott (Author), Published July 2008
  • CRUISING IRELAND : A Guide to Marinas and Mooring Buoys - Brian Keane. Published by The Alameda Press, PO Box 7902, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland at €12.68 (£7.99). 120 A5 pages between soft covers, with colour photos and plans. ISBN 0-9539269-07


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