Visitors Moorings

COVID NOTICE

“Due to level of uncertainty with Covid 19 through 2020 it was difficult for the County Councils to plan the mooring maintenance. They are now catching up with servicing and many are fully serviced for use. All updates are listed below.

Irish Sailing continues to communicate with all the county engineers and as they inform us of their maintenance updates we will publish below. Thank you for your understanding. If unsure ... anchor.”

If you notice any new facilities or concerns over old ones, please do send on an email and I will follow up. Happy Cruising.

Gail MacAllister
28 July 2021
gail.macallister@sailing.ie


Information on the maintenance of the visitors moorings

We welcome any first hand knowledge from your travels – please mail or text Gail at gail.macallister@sailing.ie 086 2214724.

Information on on servicing has come directly from County Engineers, starting north and heading south . 

Please note that the lat and longs may vary slightly after maintenance works.

Donegal

28 July 2021 - The area engineer is working along the coast to service them - see progress below.

01 June 2021 An update on mooring maintenance plans has been requested.

08 July 2020 - the area engineer has confirmed that the moorings will be serviced within the next 4 weeks. Unfortunately, Covid19 has delayed things this year but it is great to see they are being serviced to keep the facility going strong and encourage yachts to explore the amazing Donegal coast. 

120m. of pontoons with a gangway are now in Greencastle Harbour accommodating visiting boats

Banagee now has pontoons and a birthing pontoon. Teelin Pier now has a birthing pontoon.

New toilet facilities have been built in Burtonport Harbour which includes a shower facility for use by visiting boats. The key for this is available from the Harbourmaster, Patrick Ward – tel: to follow.

Location Serviced Information Latitude Longitude
NEW Rathmullen x 3
YES Aug '18 
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NEW Inishkeeragh x 1 YES Aug '18 - plans to service August 2021 tba tba tba
NEW Meevagh Boatyard x 3 YES Serviced July 2021 - plans to service August 2021 tba tba
Molville x 2 YES  Serviced June 2021
N 55 11.000
W 007 02.79
Culdaff now a pontoon
Portsalon x 3 YES Serviced June 2021 N 55 12.350
N 55 12.373
N 55 12.349
W 007 37..05
W 007 36.998
W 007 36.962
Downings x 6 NO Last serviced 2018 - plans to service August 2021 N 55 11.308
N 55 11.301
N 55 11.296
N 55 11.262
N 55 11.261
N 55 11.259
N 55 11.259
W 007 50.413
W 007 50.272
W 007 50.197
W 007 50.188
W 007 50.266
W 007 50.349
W 007 50.418
Arronmore x 3 NO Last serviced 2018 - plans to service August 2021 N 54 59.685
N 54 59.629
N 54 59.573
W 008 29.489
W 008 29.575
W 008 29.660
Portnoo / Inishkeel x 2 NO Last serviced 2018 - plans to service August 2021 N 54 50.777
N 54 50.829
N 54 50.837
W 008 26.781
W 008 26.835
W 008 26.724
Teelin x 3 NO Last serviced 2018 - plans to service August 2021 N 54 37.541
N 54 37.596
N 54 37.610
N 54 37.562
W 008 37.718
W 008 37.773
W 008 37.656
W 008 37.621

Mayo

09 June 2021 Mayo Co Co are starting to reinstate the visitor moorings. See those active as at 9 June 2021.

8 July 2020 - A decision was made by Mayo County Council not to deploy visitor moorings this summer. Due to Covid - 19  and the original restriction of the islands being closed to visitors till the 10th of August (which was only recently at a late date for the season), visitor moorings were not deployed.

The moorings are NOT gone forever, Mayo County Council still plan to deploy the moorings in 2021.

There are pontoons at Newport, Inishlyre, Westport Harbour, Kildavnet (Achill). Ballycroy/Innishbiggle.

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Achill Beg Isl. (East of beach) 2 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use N53º.51.865’ W09º.56.599’
Achill / Kildavnet Pier 0 NOT AVAILABLE Decomissioned due to fast currents
Blacksod Pier / Harbour 4 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use 54-06.52N 10-03.475W
Clare Island 8 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use 53-48.131N 009-56.908W
Achill, Bridge North & South 4 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use N53º.56.087’ N53º.55.967 W009º.55.372’ W009º.56.612’
Rosmoney / Clew Bay 4 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use N53º.49.655’ W09º.37.264’
Ballyglass Pier Broadhaven Bay 3 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use N54º.15.411’ W09º.53.504’
Kilcummin Pier Killala Bay 4 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use N54º.16.417’ W09º.12.479’
Dugort Pier, Achill Isl. North 2 east of pier YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use N54º.01.065’ W10º.01.854’
Elly Bay 0 NOT AVAILABLE decommissioned
Inishturk 5 YES June 2021 Reinstated and serviced for use
N53.42.274 W010.05.242

Galway

01 June 2021 - The area engineer assured us the moorings have been serviced in the past 2 years, but no date given.

0 July 2020 - Engineers assure us they moorings are in good condition.. G

Galway coasts moorings are serviced every year at around June time. They have plans to extend pier at Inisheer, which will be super. Currently awaiting procurement. It is good to know yet another County Council take our coastal infrastructure seriously.

This map of Galway's moorings locations by Galway CoCo might be useful.

NB: Temporary pontoons are going in to Inishmore for WIORA event early July 2017 (awaiting confirmation of how long they the pontoons will stay)

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Leenane x8 YES Serviced in past 2 years (@ 1 June 2021) 53-36.0N 09-43.0W
Fahy Bay x8 YES Serviced within past 2 years (@ 1 June 2021) 53-29.2N 10-03.4W
Roundstone x8 YES Serviced within past 2 years (@ 1 June 2021) 53-23.4N 09-54.6W
Kilronan x8 YES Serviced within past 2 years (@ 1 June 2021) 53-07.0N 09-40.0W
Struthan x8 YES Serviced within past 2 years (@ 1 June 2021) 53-16.3N 09-34.5W
Killeran x8 YES Serviced within past 2 years (@ 1 June 2021) 53-19.3N 09-43.4W
Maumeen x8 YES Serviced within past 2 years (@ 1 June 2021) 53-17.0N 09-38.5W

Clare

01 June 2021 An update on mooring maintenance plans has been requested.

08 July 2020 - update has been requested from engineers. I will update as soon as it comes in. G

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Carrigaholt 6 ? Serviced in 2017 52-36.13N 9-41.87W
Labasheeda 4 ? 2 new and 2 serviced in 2017
Kildysert 1 ? New installed June 2018

Kerry

01 July 2021 3 in Derrynane and 3 of the 4 in Sneem serviced (there was a boat on the 4th)

01 June 2021 An update on mooring maintenance plans has been requested.

08 July 2020 - An update has been requested and we will post it up here when received.

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail
Smerwick 1 possibly still there !! NOT SERVICED - UNRELIABLE 1 remaining, often used by a local, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
Ventry x 3 Serviced June 2016 2 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
Kells x 4 Serviced June 2016 1 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
Knightstown Pontoon N/A A fabulous pontoon connected to land is there. With water and power. Small fee charged
Portmagee Pontoon N/A Another fabulous pontoon connected to land is there. Water and Power installed. Please contact Ger Kennedy at 087-2390010. Small fee charged.
Derrynane x 3 Serviced July 2021 1 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted).
Sneem x 3 out of 4 (you will be able to tell which 3!) Serviced July 2021  4 MOORINGS, dive checked and maintained (not lifted).

Cork

28 July 2021. Further update requested. Kinsale, Schull, Croookhaven and Heir serviced. Youghal and Bllycotton in coming weeks. No further contracts currently pending.

01 June 2021 An update on mooring maintenance plans was requested. See updates below.

BANTRY - The Port of Bantry Marina is providing excellent shelter and facilties for visiting yachts and locals alike.

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Youghal 8 NO 28 July 2021 - contracted to be serviced in coming weeks.
Last serviced 2017
Ballycotton 6 NO 28 July 2021 - contracted to be serviced in coming weeks.
Lifted and serviced summer 2017
51-50.0N 08-00.0W
Kinsale 6 YES Serviced July 2021
Glandore 6 NO 28 July 2021 - no service contract pending currently.
Lifted and serviced summer 2017
51-33.7N 09-07.0W
Heir Island 4 YES Serviced May 2021
Schull 12 YES Serviced May 2021 51-31.5N 09-32.3W
Crookhaven 8 YES Lifted and serviced May 2021 51-28.2N 09-43.5W
Lawrence Cove 4 NO 28 July 2021 - no service contract pending currently.
Last serviced 2017
51-38.2N 09-49.2W
Castletownbere 4 NO 01 June 2021 Not serviced yet, plans in progress.
Last lifted and serviced summer 2017 - A new pontoon now in place with berth for visiting yacht at west end of the Town Quay.
51-39.0N 09-53.3W
Adrigole 7 NO 28 July 2021 - no service contract pending currently.
Lifted and serviced summer 2017
51-41.0N 09-43.0W
Trafrask 1 NO 28 July 2021 - no service contract pending currently.
Lifted and serviced summer 2017
TBA TBA
Glengarriff 6 NO 28 July 2021 - no service contract pending currently.
Lifted and serviced summer 2017
51-44.9N 09-32.3W
Bantry NO 28 July 2021 - no service contract pending currently.
Moorings last serviced in 2017
Full Marina in Bantry now and the small pontoon below Abbey Graveyard.