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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