South and West this time

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South and West this time

Postby pagoda » Thu May 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Some years past we did the North Antrim coast - round Malin Head and into Lough Swilly. A bonny bit of coast and a good time ashore here and there. We didn't have time for any more West in Donegal. Work!
No longer.
We have 5 to 7 weeks to go round the whole of Ireland -clockwise this time. June into July (even August?)
Who's done it recently?
Ideas do or do not do???

thanks, Graeme

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Re: South and West this time

Postby wully » Thu May 10, 2018 9:23 pm

It’s been about 20 years since I did that trip..took six weeks which was far,far too fast.

We spent too long on the east and south coasts ( which were good) and didn’t leave enough time for the west and north (which are brilliant)

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Re: South and West this time

Postby Jonas » Fri May 11, 2018 2:56 pm

We did it widdershins about 4 years ago. On the North coast, although it's a long trip up Lough Foyle, Derry is worth a visit and you're in the city. Loads of places in Donegal Bay, lots of islands to visit - Tory, Arran, Inishmore etc. The more time you can spend on the West coast, the better.

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Re: South and West this time

Postby SteveN » Fri May 11, 2018 4:10 pm

Our clockwise round Ireland was in 2000 so not quite as far back as Wully's.
We had June and July too. June was freezing cold with strong Northerlies and we were held up for a whole week twice, firstly in Bangor and then in Dingle. July was wet and equally boisterous so it was a character-building trip.
We've recently repeated the circumnavigation, this time anti-clockwise and in a motorhome! Not a lot seemed to have changed infrastructure-wise which was surprising as I recall back in 2000 there were plans to have marinas/pontoons a day apart all around the coast.
Still one of the great sailing adventures in my view and so close to home.

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Re: South and West this time

Postby cpedw » Fri May 11, 2018 6:19 pm

We went clockwise in June/July 2011. The east coast was dull with fairly rough weather. The rest was a gas, apart from 5 days stormbound in Fenit. Excellent shelter but not much by way of shoreside diversions. We rushed the last part somewhat. We intend to return to NW Ireland soon, though not this year.

Derek

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Re: South and West this time

Postby wully » Fri May 11, 2018 6:54 pm

I’m looking forward to going back....


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