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Buncrana

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Buncrana is a sizable town on the Inishowen Peninsula on the eastern shore of Lough Swilly, about ten miles south of the entrance, in the north of Ireland. Buncrana Bay provides an anchorage, with the possibility to temporarily come alongside the town pier when weather and tides permit.

Buncrana is a sizable town on the Inishowen Peninsula on the eastern shore of Lough Swilly, about ten miles south of the entrance, in the north of Ireland. Buncrana Bay provides an anchorage, with the possibility to temporarily come alongside the town pier when weather and tides permit.

The bay makes a tolerable anchorage in calm settled weather but is uncomfortable and can even be dangerous in strong winds from the northwest. Straightforward navigation is required for access which is possible at any state of the tide, in all reasonable conditions, night or day.
Please note

Rathmullan Roadstead, a couple of miles southwestward, affords better shelter should conditions suddenly change.




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