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Dunmore East

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Courtesy Flag

Irish Tricolour

Waypoint

None Given

Charts

AC 2049 Old Head of Kinsale to Tuskar Rock; AC 2046 Waterford Harbour & Dunmore East; SC5621; Imray C57 Tuskar Rock to Old Head of Kinsale (with Harbour Plans for Waterford and Dunmore East)

Rules & Regulations

Contact the HM before arrival. Maximum two nights stay. When rafting outside boats must secure fore & aft to shore. Do not obstruct the Ice Quay

Hazards

There are overfalls where the ebb tide from the estuary meets the coastal tidal streams off Hook Head. In strong wind over tide conditions these can be considerable requiring a leisure yacht to give the Head a good 1nm offing. If coming from the East or SE its best to go well past the Head and turn into the Estuary when due South of Dunmore East

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW IS HW Dover -0530 or HW Cobh + 0010; MHWS 4.2m MHWN 3.2m MLWN 1.4m MLWS 0.6m

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General Description

Contacts: 
Harbour Master VHF 14  tel no +353 (0)51 312359 or mob +353 (0)877931705  email: Harold.McLoughlin@agriculture.gov.ie
Waterford SC    tel no +353 (0)51 383389 or mob +353 (0)876743572 for a mooring
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Approach

The approach is simple and without dangers apart from the overfalls at Hook Head. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As has been said there is a pontoon on your port side as you swing south into towards the harbour entrance. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

8 comments
Visitor pontoon
Written by Deltaromeopapa | 17th Jul 2018
Be aware if there is a cruise ship in the bay the pontoon will be cleared of visiting yachts and will not be available until the ship departs, today after 1830. This apparently happens several times a week. Currently waiting at anchor to get onto the pontoon but must leave by 1200 tomorrow.
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Visit August 2017
Written by Mike_J | 18th Aug 2017
Rafted up on the pontoon. Electricity available at no additional charge after registering with Harry the harbour master. Rate is 2eu/metre. Harry very helpful and accommodating. Very nice new showers so no longer the need to walk round the harbour to the boat club.
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UPDATE APRIL 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 24th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. The upgrading of the harbour to meet the needs of the cruising yachtie is now pretty well complete and our notes have been changed to cover that. I will also upload the 2017 charts
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Great welcome for yachts in Dunmore East, August 2016
Written by Prich | 8th Aug 2016
The new pontoon is up and running, and was full when we were there in our First 28 last week, but we got a berth outside a motor boat. We had to stay for a few days while we repaired an alternator, and we were well looked after. The toilets and showers are clean and accessed via a fob given to you when you register. Not sure if the shore power is connected yet, as we did not need it. The harbour master is Harry Mc Laughlin, and I want to thank him for his helpful and courteous assistance to us.

There are several nice restaurants and pubs, we dined at the Azzurri.
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Update October 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 1st Oct 2015
The dredging is now complete and it is expected that the harbour will be open to visiting yachts in the 2016 sailing season
Update 2015 Further
Written by dononshytalk | 16th Apr 2015
There are two new buoys in the approach to the harbour mouth, positions given in the text
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 16th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. This harbour could well be closed to all traffic at some times this summer. The dredging work planned for 2014 didn't happen and is now expected this summer, starting in June.
If planning to use this port you should definitely contact Harry (the HM) to ascertain the state of play.
We hope to get further updates during the summer.
Update November 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 29th Nov 2013
These notes were updated by Don Thomson on the 29th November 2013. There appears to be a marked shift in the attitude towards yachties, and the facilities available, since we last wrote these notes. They have been changed to reflect this. We have yet to receive any comments from the membership on their experience of these changes and would welcome some reports.
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