Summer Sailing Plans

This summer we are planning to sail around Ireland. The key date is the 20th July when I have to be in Sneem in Co. Kerry for a wedding. So before then I plan to sail north from Malahide to the north coast first. Departure date should be the first weekend in June and the first leg should be as far as Donegal. Perhaps the winds may allow us to sail to Strangford, Rathlin, Islay Greencastle etc along the way. By mid - late June we hope to be sailing the west coast of Donegal down to Mayo. This will involve some longer passages past Achill to reach the islands of Clew Bay and Inisbofin. Hopefully we will be able to visit lots of remote spots on this spectacular coastline.

From Connemara we have a long passage to Kerry, with few ports along the way. Kerry is another area of wild beauty with some lovely ports to visit: Dingle, Caherciveen, etc before arriving to Sneem and the Kenmare river. After the wedding, we hope to slowly sail the West Cork Coast with its scenic ports and anchorages, before the long passages back to Malahide. Hopefully the weather allows us to visit lots of interesting remote spots comfortably with the time to explore.

More to follow.......