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Dundalk

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Dundalk Harbour is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland, four miles up the Castletown River that flows through drying sandbanks and training walls into Dundalk Bay. The industrial quays are not set up for pleasure craft and are less than prepossessing. However, leisure vessels are welcome to berth alongside and or take to the ground on soft mud.

Dundalk Harbour is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland, four miles up the Castletown River that flows through drying sandbanks and training walls into Dundalk Bay. The industrial quays are not set up for pleasure craft and are less than prepossessing. However, leisure vessels are welcome to berth alongside and or take to the ground on soft mud.

Dundalk and the Castletown River provide a vessel with complete protection from all conditions. Copious commercial channel markings and lights make access straightforward in moderate and all offshore winds. With onshore winds, the Castletown River entrance is more challenging. Unfamiliar boats visiting in conditions from southeast round to east to north-northeast should not attempt the entrance in anything above a force four. The southeast is the worst condition for the entrance where dangerous seas build upon the extensive bar.
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Vessels considering Dundalk require a reliable and capable engine to work the channel.




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