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Greencastle and Moville

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Courtesy Flag

Irish Tricolour

Waypoint

North Channel Approach 55 13.8 N 006 54.25 W

Charts

AC 2510 Moville to Londonderry, AC2511 Lough Foyle, AC 2798 Lough Foyle to Sanda Island AC 2723 Western Approaches to the North Channel, SC 5612 Imray C64

Rules & Regulations

The buoyed channel in Lough Foyle is a narrow channel within the meaning of Rule 9 of the Collision Regs, so keep right and dont get in the way of large ships

Hazards

The ebb tide spills out beyond Inishowen Head and in NE winds can cause very turbulent seas.The Tuns Bank extends out from Magilligan Point at the extreme NE end of which there is a lit PHM In rough weather the seas break over this bank and the NW side has been known to dry in some years. There is an incomplete breakwater to the South West of Greencastle harbour marked at the outer end by an ECM. This breakwater extends outwards from the Donegal shore for 150m and is causing strong ESE eddies on spring ebbs.

Tidal Data Times & Range

Warren Point - 0430 Dover MHWS 2.3 MHWN 1.9 MLWN & MLWS no data. There is a vast amount of water going into and out of Lough Foyle with each tide and the streams through the narrows can reach 3.5 kts at Springs and 1.6 kts at Neaps. There is a UKHO Tidal Diamond (B) in the middle of the Magilligan narrows which is reproduced in the Charts on this site and gives a good indication of the best time to be in these waters.

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General Description

Contacts: For both Greencastle and Moville contact the HM (Frank McDermott)  00353 (0)868166151. ... read more

Approach

The approaches to Lough Foyle are dealt with in our article Lough Foyle, Londonderry Marina & Approaches ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

In the past the locals preferred visitors to anchor outside Greencastle harbour but.... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

3 comments
UPDATE APRIL 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 7th Apr 2017
I'm afraid the situation here is still in flux; they are trying hard to get funding but so far not much luck. They got their funding for pontoons back in 2015 on the back of a couple of international events in Londonderry and since then nothing.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. The layout here is under constant change depending on funding. The end game is to extend the harbour from the existing south pier to the end of the breakwater at present marked by an ECM but the timing is uncertain.
Cash Machine
Written by stanstannard | 3rd Apr 2013
We ran out of money last summer after re fueling to find that there is no hole in the wall cash machine in Green Castle
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