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One of Ireland's three true fjords, this deep and sheltered inlet is the principal sailing centre on the north coast. Lough Swilly has magnificent cliff scenery, beautiful sandy beaches and peaceful anchorages. (photo Paul McSorley)
Mainland Ireland's southwesternmost harbour gives access to a fabulous cruising ground of bays and islands, and makes an ideal starting point for a cruise. Baltimore Harbour, guarded by the iconic Lot's Wife beacon, hosts a lively sailing scene. (photo Geraldine Hennigan)
The Old Head of Kinsale
The Old Head shelters the picturesque and historic harbour of Kinsale, one of the most popular ports of call for visiting yachts. Kinsale is renowned for its restaurants and art galleries and its narrow and winding streets teem with visitors from all over the world. (photo Kevin Dwyer)
A rowing crew train on a summer evening on the Fertha River. Rowing is keenly contested around the coast, and the brothers Paul and Gary O'Donovan from Skibbereen won silver at the Rio Olympics in the men's double sculls. (photo Geraldine Hennigan)
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Le guide de l’Irish Cruising Club “South & West Coasts of Ireland” est un bijou! Incontournable…
“Approach any port without these navigational directions on board at one’s peril.”
Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times
I have just received a copy of the new sailing South & West directions and was most impressed. A huge improvement on the old ones. great photos from boat height of the entrances to harbours etc. Must have been a huge lot of work. Well done the result is worth all the effort.
“…a respected and much-used publication here at CIL.”
Captain Robert McCabe, Commissioners of Irish Lights
What a pleasant surprise to get such a bright treasure dropped through one’s letter box. It put a bounce in one’s step and an order for anti-fouling…..
Fergus Quinlan S/y Pylades
Recently revised pilot containing 368 pages of very precise, detailed information on the Irish South and West Coast. A must for pleasure craft skippers sailing in these waters. The author obviously has local knowledge. The many very informative photos and maps give a good idea of in particular approaches of inlets and harbors. Important information about Dangers, Tides and Lights and Marks is easy to find, these being placed in colored frames. Among the appendices is a distance table and a very useful glossary of Irish terms. We had the pilot on our chart table all the time.
Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar S/Y Kristoffel
De auteur is duidelijk zeer goed op de hoogte van de lokale omstandigheden. Informatieve foto’s en heldere kaartjes illustreren de tekst, en geven met name een goed beeld van aan te varen havens en ankerplaatsen. Belangrijke informatie betreffende met name Tides, Dangers en Light and Marks is in aparte, gekleurde kaders geplaatst, wat het zoeken vergemakkelijkt. Onder de 6 appendices o.a. een afstandtabel en een zeer nuttige woordenlijst met Ierse termen. Zonder een pilot als deze kun je hier niet.
Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar S/Y Kristoffel
"I recently purchased a copy of the Irish Cruising Club South and West Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions Book and I must say that it a most precious find. I have always had an interest in all things Maritime and a recent family purchase of a Marine Craft has really opened up a new world and horizon on the seas. Ireland has long been famed for it's coastal beauty and this book brings it to life, The detail is very easy to follow with clear, concise maps and excellent clarity of description with regard to the 10 counties coastal Counties that are featured from South Wexford all the way to West Donegal. It is worth noting that coastal counties of all Ireland's 4 provinces are included. It is an indispensable companion for anyone with an interest in the Irish Coast. Mariners of all grades and experience should have a copy of this book. I am already curious on what the East and North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions Book is like. I wish the Irish Cruising Club Publications every success for the future."
Superb pilot. Can't wait to cruise in Ireland