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Irish Tricolour


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AC 2049 Old Head of Kinsale to Tuskar Rock, AC 1777 Port of Cork Lower Harbour and Approaches, AC1773 Upper Cork Harbour, S5622 and Imray C57 (inc 3 plans)

Rules & Regulations

Two basic rules. Speed restricted to 6 kts in various parts of the harbour and large vessels are restricted by draft to the marked navigation channels and should be given room. See the Port of Cork website (link below) for other guidance.


Cow Rock close SW of Roches Point. In strong Southerlies theres quite a fetch into the harbour so where it narrows between Rams Head and Dogsnose Point against an ebb tide it can get quite rough.

Tidal Data Times & Range

Cobh is a Standard Port. MHWS 4.1m MHWN 3.2m MLWN 1.3m MLWS 0.4m   (links)

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General Description

The area of sheltered water known as “Cork Harbour” is very much like Milford Haven ... read more


The approach is straightforward and the white light house on Roche’s Point is visible for miles; ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As has been said, space is at a premium here and it would be wise ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson | 20th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Apart from an inevitable increase in price there is little change; apart, that is, from the Cork Harbour Marina which has completed its pontoons but still needs a lot of work on its shore side buildings.
Cobh Marina Update
Written by Bourke646 | 6th Jul 2015
Cobh Marina's installation has finally commenced after some delays. A landing pontoon has been installed with a gangway (not yet open) with the remaining pontoons due for installation August 2015.
Cobh Marina - Construction Imminent
Written by Bourke646 | 29th Oct 2014
Hi there,
Just to let you know that Cobh Marina seems to be about to get underway Mid-November 2014. for phase 1. This should include 30 permanent berths and summer visitor berths on the outer leg.
Phase 2 will be completed at a later stage and bring it up to 74 berths.

see the press release for more details:


Cobh will be under 10 minutes stroll away and the spot should be pretty spectacular. Added to this it will only be a 5 minute walk to the train station for Cork (trains hourly and take 25mins), 25minutes drive to the airport.
On the negative, there will be no shore facilities as such (Laundry etc), but the town has most services on offer.
(Laundry, Restaurants, Banks, Information). Not sure if there will be wifi, but Port of Cork is developing a voucher system with Seafi and is already up and running at Cobh Cruise Terminal ( contact http://www.seafi.eu/index.php/contact for info)
Update November 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Nov 2013
These notes were updated by Don Thomson on the 20th November 2013. Prices have been updated to 2013 and some extra information about the services to be expected at the various marinas. The marina at Monkstown (Cork Harbour Marina - not be confused with Cork City Marina) has all the planning permissions for the shore-side facilities but a shortage of funds is delaying their completion.
My Fault
Written by Bryant | 16th Oct 2012
Oops ! My bad. I uploaded this one, sorted now. The other 39 ROI harbours already have this right about the courtsey flag.

Courtesy Flag
Written by niall | 16th Oct 2012
This guide opens with a major error: he courtesy flag for *all* ports in the Republic of Ireland is the tricolour!
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