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Coastal Descriptions

Coastal Overview for Mizen Head to Loop Head
This is the primary coastal description and set of waypoints for the area between Mizen Head and Loop Head. The detailed coastal description may be used by those planning to come closer inshore or to approach one of the useful passage havens that are listed along the length of the route. The sequence of description is from south to north or coastal clockwise. • Outside The Calf rock• Outside The Bull rock• Outside Great Skellig• Outside Great Foze Rock• Outside Tearaght IslandThe preceding... get full information »

River Shannon Overview
This is the primary description and set of waypoints for the estuary, entrance and main features of the River Shannon as far Limerick. The sequence of description is west to east, passing upriver:• Through the inner entrance and along the southern shore• North of Foynes Island• Past The Middle Ground via the North Channel• South of Beeves Rock• West of Battle IslandThe preceding southern coast's set of waypoints and coastal description is available by clicking 'Previous', above, and vesse... get full information »

Coastal Routes and Cuts

Navigating through Magharee Sound south of the Islands
This is a short cut from Brandon Bay, or any passage arriving in from further southwest, into Tralee Bay and Fenit Harbour. It is a cut through Magharee Sound that lies between Rough Point, the northmost extremity of the sandy peninsula that forms the west side of Tralee Bay, and the Magharee Islands that lie close north. ... get full information »

Navigating Blasket Sound
This is the shortcut around the Dingle Peninsula taking a cut inside the Blasket Island Group. The route utilises Blasket Sound which occupies the space that lies between the northeastern end of Great Blasket Island and the mainland shore.... get full information »

International Routes

Kilmore Quay to the Isles of Scilly
This is a route from Kilmore Quay on the southeast corner of Ireland to the Isles of Scilly. It is a direct route passing to the east of the Saltee Islands to the deepwater anchorage of New Grimsby Sound, between Bryher and Tresco, in the north end of the Isles of Scilly.... get full information »


Milford Haven to Kilmore Quay
This route takes a vessel from Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, Wales, to Kilmore Quay in Wexford Ireland. It is optimised for a vessel that can make up to 5 knots through the water so that the arrival at Kilmore Quay has a favourable approach tide over St Patrick's Bridge, or if progress is delayed to pass in using Saltee Sound.... get full information »