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Marinas & Moorings in Ireland

Updated: 16-11-2016
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Note: There are many discussions about the state of the servicing of the visitor moorings around the Irish Coast. It is up to the visiting yachtsman to inspect the mooring and to ascertain if it is suitable for purpose. We, the editors of this site, prefer to use our own anchoring gear, which makes this easier for us. The links provided below are for your information. We cannot verify or confirm if it is indeed accurate or up to date.

North & NorthEast Marinas

Name with link to website Description Contact information
Down Cruising Club Dock plus dinghy dock, showers, Toilets & Bar VHF Ch 16 – Lightship Petrel
Telephone: +44-28-97541663
Ballydorn Light Ship
52 Ballydorn Road, Killinchy, NI
Copelands Marina Berths & Moorings - 52 berths. It is not known if reservations are required., Maximum length - 14m, Water, Electric, Diesel.

Manager: Gerald Nicholas.
Copelands Marina, The Quarry,Donaghadee, County Down, BT21 0HE
Phone: +44 2891 992184 Mobile: +44 7802 36 3382
VHF: Ch 16 ,11, 80
Email -

Bangor Marina 550 fully serviced berths on the south shore of Belfast Lough, 24 hour diesel, excellent showers/washrooms and other facilities.

Manager: Andrew Jaggers
Bangor Marina, Quay Street, Bangor, Co. Down BT20 5ED, N.Ireland.
Tel: 0044 28 9145 3297,

Lough Swilly Marina 200 berths, more after extension. 10 minute drive from the City of Derry. The Marina, which is under construction, can at present accommodate up to 200 boats

Manager: Nancy Doherty
Marina Office, Fahan, Inishowen, Co. Donegal. 
Tel: 074 936 0008,

Ballycastle Marina 74 berths. Water and electric, lighting, keypad access point. Amenity block with toilets, showers & laundry accessible 24 hours a day.

Manager: John Morton,
14 Bayview Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BT, N.Ireland.
Tel: 028 2076 8525

Foyle Port Marina 600 mtrs of secure deep water berthing, Berths for all sizes of leisure vessels and super yachts, Shore power (240v +440v available), Toilets and showers, Access for key holders only, 24 hr CCTV, Extremely good transport links Foyle Port Marina , Port Road, Lisahally, BT47 6FL
Tel: 0044 2871 860313 (24hrs)
VHF Channel 14
Seatons Marina 70 berths. East bank of River Bann, two miles downstream of Coleraine and three miles from the sea. New pontoons have water, power; shower facilities 10 Drumslade Road, Coleraine, County Derry, BT52 1SE
Mob: 0771 888 3099
Coleraine Marina 60 berths. One mile North of Coleraine and 4.5 mi from the sea. Close to shops. Chandlery. Water, power, diesel, petrol, showers. 40 ton Travelift. VHF  ch. 37. Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine BT52 1EY, N. Ireland.
Tel: 028 7034 4768,
Portrush Harbour  100 berths, Fresh Water, Shorepower, Marine Diesel, Fuel by can, Gas, Repair Services, Wi-Fi , Provisions Store, Rubbish Disposal, Laundrette, Toilets, Showers, Tourist Information Centre, Bar, Restaurant, Post Office, Internet Access, Slipway. Harbour Master, Mr Richard McKay
Portrush, Coleraine, N. Ireland.
tel: 028 7082 2307 or on
VHF channel 12.
Further information from Victor Freeman on tel: 028 7034 7234.
Rathlin Island 30 berths. Harbour Master, Marina Facility, Anchorage, Mooring Fee Payable, Fresh Water, Shorepower, Provisions Store, Bar, Restaurant, Slipway. Small shops, Post Office, Pubs, Restaurant. Ferries to Ballycastle.

Ballycastle, N. Ireland. Contact Moyle District Council, Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle BT54 6QH, N. Ireland.
Tel: 028 2076 2225,

Glenarm Marina 40 berths. Very friendly, reasonably priced and an ideal jumping off or arrival point to or from the W coast of Scotland.

Glenarm Harbour, Glenarm BT44 0EA, Co Antrim, N. Ireland.
Tel: 028 2884 1285

Carrickfergus Marina 280 berths. Purpose built marina with excellent facilities located just 250 metres west of Carrickfergus harbour, on the N. shore of Belfast Lough. 3 Rodgers Quay, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, N. Ireland.
Tel: 0044 28 933 66666
Portaferry Marina  15 visitor berths. Water, electricity, wifi. 

1 mill view Portaferry  BT2211LQ, N. Ireland. 
Tel: +44 7703 209 780 

Phennick Cove Marina, Ardglass 33 berths. Strangford Lough. Showers, laundry etc. Diesel, petrol. Sheltered, plenty of pubs and restaurants, bike hire 19 Quay Street, Ardglass, Co Down BT30 7SA, N. Ireland.
Tel: 0044 28 4484 2332,
Carlingford Marina 180 berths. Picturesque situation on the Southern shore of Carlingford Lough, midway between Belfast & Dublin. Showers, fuel, restaurant & bar. Manager: Carol McCormack
6 Carlingford Marina, North Commans, Carlingford, Co Louth.
Tel: 042 937 3073,

East & Southeast Marinas

Arklow Marina 72 berths - 42 in the inner harbour & 30 more pontoon berths.
Upstream from the commercial port, 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre.
North Quay, Arklow.
Tel: 0402 39901/32610,
Malahide Marina  350 berths including 20 visitor berths in a full service marina. Located in the picturesque village of Malahide which has many pubs, shops, restaurants, ATMs, parks and beaches, and is just 25 minutes from Dublin city by train. Our boatyard has a 30-tonne mobile hoist and capacity for up to 180 vessels. A complete range of repair services are available in our covered repair facility. Petrol and marine diesel are available.

Manager: Damien Offer
Malahide Marina Centre, Malahide, Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01 845 4129,

Howth Yacht Club Marina

280 berths (to be extended). Just nine miles N. of Dublin. The website is shared with Howth Yacht Club, many of whose facilities are available to visitors.

Manager: Mr. Carl Hanratty
Harbour Road, Howth, Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01 839 2777,

Dublin City Moorings 25 berths. In the centre of Dublin City. with electricity and water, 24 hour security and smart card access. Manager: Carmel Smith
Dublin Docklands Development Authority, 52–55 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Docklands, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 818 3300,
Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club 100 berths. The only marina and club in the heart of Dublin. All the amenities.  Manager: Cian Gallagher
Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club & Marina, South Bank, Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4.
Tel: 01 668 9983,
Dun Laoghaire Marina 790 plus 32 visitor berths. Full service marina with 450 berths on the S. side of Dublin Bay. Home to no less than four yacht clubs who all welcome visitors. Manager: Hal Bleakley
Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01 2020 040,
Greystones Harbour Marina 155 berths growing to 230 for both power and sail boats from 6m to 30m. Fully serviced with electricity and water. Shorepower, Water, Toilets, Showers, Wi-Fi, Security, Boatyard, Boat Hoist, Fuel expected for 2016 season Harbour Master/Marina Manager: Alan J. Corr

Call: +353 (0)1 287 3131
Mob: +353 (0)86 2718161
Beach Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Dunmore East, Waterford 60 meter pontoon. Draft 2.5 meters . Water and electricity. Showers.Washing and Drying Facilities, waste disposal and recycling facilities

Harry McCloughlin Harbour Master
VHF channel 12 or 16 

swing moorings, Costs Euro 15 per night including ferry service to and from your mooring during July and August,
fuel from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club
Rene at
New Ross Three Sisters Marina New Ross – 66 berths. Opened in 2006 and named after the three local rivers; Barrow, Nore, Suir which all join the sea southwest of the city of Waterford

Marina Manager: Aidan Bates
New Ross Three Sisters Marina
Phone / Text +353863889652

Kilmore Quay Marina Kilmore Quay is a Blue Flag Marina and has 60 berths (15 visitor berths) located in Irelands 'Sunny South East'. A great 'Irish Welcome', stop off or stay, with power points, mobile phone security access, fuel, Wifi, laundry, bikes and showers on site. Visit the Saltee Islands, JFK arboretum, Irish National Heritage park, Irish National Opera House, and Wexford Town. Manager: Eoin O'Doherty
Harbour Masters Office, Kilmore Quay, Wexford.
Tel: 00353 53 9129955 / 00353 87 9001037

South & Southwest

Waterford City Marina This facility has brought new life back to Waterford's South Quays. 80 - 90 pontoon berths for residents and visitors. Reasonable rates. Manager: Johnny Codd
Waterford City Marina,c/o Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford.
Salve Marine, Crosshaven

56 Marina berths available, from 8 metres to 50 meters, Depth up to 4.2 metres, Limited number of swing moorings

Manager: Weitse Bulwalda
00 353 21 4831145
VHF Channel 10
Kinsale Marina 270 berths. Kinsale Yacht Club offer temporary membership to visitors. Showers, meals, bar and other usual facilities. Expensive!  Need tokens for showers that can only be bought in the bar of the club house. Don’t run out! Kinsale Yacht Club & Marina, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021 477 3433,
Cahersiveen Marina 93 berths. On the Valentia River, off the W. Coast of the Ring of Kerry.  All facilities.

Manager: Kieran McCarthy
ACARD Ltd., 'The Old Barracks', Bridge Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.
Tel: 066 947 2777

Castlepark Marina 130 berths. Manager: Tadgh Wright
Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021 477 4959, 
Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina  200 berths. Water, electricity, restaurant. Home to the oldest yacht club in the world.  Manager: Gavin Deane
Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021 483 1023,
East Ferry Marina 100 berths. Manager George Butler
East Ferry, Cobh, Co. Cork.             
+353 86 7357785    
Cork City Marina A total of 150 metres of berthage is available on the marina, the inside berths are suitable for craft with a draft of up to 2.5m. The outside berth (100m of berthage) is suitable for larger craft with a draft of up to 4.0m.

Harbour Master: Captain Pat Farnan
Cork City
Senior berthing master: 021- 4273125 (0900 – 1700)
Tivoli Security Centre: 021 – 4530466

Cork Harbour Marina boats up to 17m  Monkstown, Co. Cork
Tel: (087) 3669009
Crosshaven Boatyard & Marina 90 berths. County Cork. Modern pontoon marina with fuel and water. Mechanical, electronic & engine repairs plus limited chandlery. Manager: Matt Foley
Crosshaven Boatyard Co. Ltd., Crosshaven, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021 483 1161,


Kilrush Marina 120 berths. In a sheltered harbour on the 100km long Shannon estuary, with access by sea lock. Fully serviced pontoon berths.

Kilrush Marina
L&M Keating (Maritime) Ltd. Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
065 905 2072, 065 9051692, 086 231 3870

Lawrence Cove Marina 50 Berths. Full service marina picturesquely situated on Bere island in Bantry Bay. Pubs, restautants, car ferry to the mainland.

Manager: Phil Harrington/Patrick Harrington
027 75044

Galway Harbour Marina Small marina in the inner harbour; access during lock opening hours usually one hour before to one hour after high tide. Finger piers with electricity. Water on the harbourmasters pontoon. Fuel by special order. Plans for huge marina complex in development. Brian Sheridan, Harbourmaster,
New Docks, Galway, 
+353 91 561874 or +353 91 56232
Lat 53° 16' 13" Lon -9° 3' 5"
Dingle Marina 60 plus 20 visitor berths. S.W. coast of Ireland. 60 berths plus 20 visitor berths, diesel, water, showers, laundry. Good base for cruising this beautiful area. Manager: Brian Farrell
Dingle, Co. Kerry.
Tel: 066 915 1629,,
Fenit Harbour Marina 130 berths all-tide berths (15 visitors berths) (to be extended). In Tralee Bay, Kerry, just south of the Shannon Estuary. Excellent facilities, disabled access. Tralee and Fenit Harbour Commissioners, Harbour Office, Fenit, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Tel: 066 713 6231,
Valentia Island (Knightstown) Large square pontoon area with no slips but tie up inside the pontoon assures secure mooring.  Controlling depth inside unknown. Access to town is immediate. No services. Project was never finished because of a failed opening bridge connecting Valentia to the mainland. Guest moorings available outside the pontoon area. No contact information available

Visitor Moorings


on the S & W Coasts of Ireland &Islands off the coast

Large, bright yellow buoys labelled VISITOR - 15 Tons. Often in use by local boats.

Most are free of charge.

A daily charge may be levied in some places.

ISA Cruising pages The Irish Sailing Association is building a database of marina and moorings around the coast.
Irish Cruising Club Sailing Directions (Cruising Guide)
South and West Coasts
Sailing Directions (Cruising Guide)
North and East Coasts
Cruising Ireland – A Companion to the ICC Sailing Directions
Marine Irish Digital Atlas a comprehensive resource for coastal and marine information and spatial data in Ireland

Proposed New Marinas

Killybegs Marina in development. Visitor Moorings, Anchorage, Fresh Water, Shorepower, Marine Diesel , Petrol by can, Gas, Chandler, Boatyard, Repair Services, Wi-Fi , Provisions Store, Laundrette, Toilets, Showers, Tourist Information Centre, Bar, Restaurant, Post Office, Internet Access, Slipway.

Phone 074 973 1032
VHF: 14 (24h)








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