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Old 28 October 2019, 22:43   #1
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Where to launch in Kerry/Ireland

Hello everybody,

after spending most of our Holidays in Brittany/France for the last 15 years,we want to try something new next year.

Wife has found a beautiful house near Seem/Ireland, and of Course I want to take my Ribcraft 4.8 with me as I always did. W`re german, and we start from Düsseldorf and take the route to Roscoff/Brittany,take the Ferry to Cork.


Is there a reason for launching my boat in the near of seem/Ireland?


Would you recommend going with a rib and Trailer going there or shall we find a better place?


Thank you for your advice.


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Old 29 October 2019, 04:06   #2
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Have a look at http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/#/details seem to be a few on the road to Sneem. West coast of Ireland can be VERY exposed; but locals will be able to advise more - it is amazing boating area in good conditions for the right boat and skipper.
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Old 06 November 2019, 08:03   #3
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Don't know southern kerry very well to advise on slipways, but yes there would be plenty to see and do on a rib in that part of the world.

Generally there are no slip fees in Ireland to launch and recover, the negative side of that is there are not generally good mooring facilities so launch and recover would be the way to go.

Poly is right, we get a little hammered on the west coast of Ireland, on a fine day its beautiful, but always be prepared for the weather to change.
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Haven't done it myself yet but....
Dingle is on my list. Nice slip and marina. Also a famous Dolphin in the bay!
Fenit also very sheltered harbour and marina. Both are larger harbours which may not be what you are looking for.

There is book called "Cruising Cork and Kerry" by Graham Swanson, published by Imray if you wish to research the area. Not cheap but probably a good investment in your holiday.

Be aware that you can drive most of the way to Kerry on good roads but the final hour may be more demanding as you get onto windier and narrower roads.
Won't be a problem and well worth the effort.
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Irish west coast is stunning if the weather allows to go out !
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Hello everybody,

after spending most of our Holidays in Brittany/France for the last 15 years,we want to try something new next year.

Wife has found a beautiful house near Seem/Ireland, and of Course I want to take my Ribcraft 4.8 with me as I always did. W`re german, and we start from Düsseldorf and take the route to Roscoff/Brittany,take the Ferry to Cork.


Is there a reason for launching my boat in the near of seem/Ireland?


Would you recommend going with a rib and Trailer going there or shall we find a better place?


Thank you for your advice.


Greets


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Erik,
If you look up Adam Brennan on Facebook under the "the Bull Run for Fun" he would be able to answer your query. He runs a Rib Rally from that area and knows all the slipways etc.
Face book link is https://www.facebook.com/The-Bull-Ru...8820152534994/
If you are in North Kerry look up Phillip Fitzgibbon at Splash Sports. Link: https://www.facebook.com/splashsports.ie/
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