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Coastal Descriptions

Coastal Overview for Dublin Bay to Rosslare Harbour
This is the primary coastal description and set of waypoints for the area between Dublin and Rosslare Harbour. 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 north to south or coastal clockwise as follows: • Inside the Kish Bank• Inside the Arklow Bank• Outside the Blackwater Bank• Outside the Lucifer Bank• An approach to Rosslare Harbour... get full information »

Coastal Routes and Cuts

Dublin - Kilmore Quay inside the banks
This is a detailed set of waypoints that offers the quickest route from Dublin to or from Kilmore Quay inside the major banks and optimising the tides. It passes:• Inside the Kish Bank• Inside the Arklow Bank• Outside the Blackwater Bank• Outside the Lucifer Bank• Outside The Splaugh Rock• Outside the Fundale Rock• Inside the rock groups of The Barrels, The Black Rock and The Tercheen's• Crosses St. Patrick’s Bridge, via East, Central and West Waypoints... get full information »

Muglins Sound Cut - Dublin to Killiney Bay
Muglins Sound is located between the small Dalkey Island and a separate cluster of rocks with a light tower called The Muglins. Both lie off Sorrento Point the southern extremity of Dublin Bay. Sorrento Point, Dalkey Island, Muglins Rock and Kish as seen from Killiney HillImage: Passps via ASA 4.0Passing through Muglins Sound, or Dalkey Sound, cuts about 1 mile off a typical passage between Killiney and Dublin bays. The sequence of description ... 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 »