Cruising grounds in Southern Ireland

Kilmore Quay is an ideal base for either day trips or short holidays cruising along the south coast.

Some suitable day trip destinations

  • Saltee Islands just off Kilmore Quay.
  • Dunmore East (an hour at cruising speed).
  • Waterford estuary (an hour at cruising speed).
  • Up the river Barrow to New Ross (est. 2.5 hours)
  • Up the river Suir to Waterford (est. 2.5 hours).

Destinations further down the coast (suitable for a charter of seven days or more):

  • Cork harbour including East and West Ferry, Crosshaven and Cork City).
  • Courtmacsharry
  • Glandore
  • Union Hall
  • Oyster Haven
  • Kinsale
  • Lough Hyne
  • Baltimore
  • Sherkin
  • Roaring Water Bay
  • Schull
  • Crookhaven
  • Cape Clear
  • Fastnet Rock (a must).

Further West: (rounding Mizen Head)

  • Dunmannis Bay
  • Bantry Bay
  • Kenmare River
  • Dingle Bay
  • Cruise around the Skelligs,
  • Steam through Dursey Sound
  • Overnight stopover on Bear Island at the beautiful Lawrence’s Cove Marina
  • or overnight  in Dingle Marina (meet Fungi on the way in).