Sailing Guide

Eagle Island

Eagle Island

Characteristics

Description

On the 11th March 1861 at midday, the lighthouse tower was struck by the sea,l smashing 23 panes, washing some of the lamps down the stairs, and damaging the reflectors with broken glass beyond repair. So much water cascaded down the tower that it was impossible for the keepers to open the door of the tower, they had to drill holes in it to let the water out.
1/01/2017
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White tower. Character:Fl (3) 15s
18/08/2007
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La lanterne du phare, situee, a 60 m au dessus du niveau de la mer, fut brisee par une vague dans une tempete en mars1861. Cet incident donne un idee de la violence de la mer dans ces parages.
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Localisation

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Sites around Eagle Island
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Clare Island

28nm
174°
Clare Island is an  island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay. The permanent population is around 120 people and the island has a shop with a post office, two bars, a restaurant, a few BnBs, a primary school and a daily ferry service to Roonagh quay.
The island is the highest ...
2 Jan 17

Blacksod

11nm
174°
White tower on dwelling. Character:Fl (2) WR 7.5s
19 Aug 07

Broadhaven

7.2nm
97°
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1 Jan 17

Blackrock Mayo

15nm
211°
White tower. Character:Fl WR 12s
19 Aug 07

Achillbeg

26nm
168°
Marks the South entrance of Achill sound. The fishing harbour at Cloghmore (at the very south tip of Achill) offers good shelter in all weather, but the bar East of Achill beg may break especially on the ebb. In bad westerly weather with swell the south entrance of Achill sound is ...
1 Jan 17

Clare Island harbour

29nm
170°
The harbour on Clare Island offers good shelter from all wind with West in them, but is completely open to Easterlies.
Do not come alongside the new (outer) pier, which is used by ferries. It is possible to dry out alongside the inner pier, or indeed anywhere in the inner harbour, ...
3 Jan 17

Inishgort

31nm
151°
Marks the entrance to Rosmoney pier (where the Mayo Sailing club now has a floating pontoon) and the main entrance to  Westport harbour. Good anchorage E of Inishlyre, where it is also possible to come alongside. It is also possible to anchor in the small bay East of Collanmore ...
2 Jan 17

Slyne Head

53nm
185°
Black tower. Character:Fl (2) 15s
19 Aug 07

Eeragh

68nm
172°
White towertwo black bands. Character:Fl 15s
19 Aug 07

Blackrock Sligo

51nm
88°
White tower black band. Character:Fl WR 5s
19 Aug 07

Metal Man Sligo

53nm
88°
Statue of sailor on a tower. Character:Fl (3) 6.1s
19 Aug 07

Oyster Island

53nm
88°
Tower. Character:Fl (3) 6.1s
19 Aug 07
Local Area

Shannon

La cote Ouest de l'Irlande, entre Mizen head (la pointe sud) et Erris Head, offre un des plus beau bassin de croisiere d'Europe, Les courants de maree y sont relativement faibles, la brume rare, et de nombreux ports naturels (a defaut de ports de plaisance equipes!) offrent un nombre ...
1 Jan 17

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11

Clare Island

Clare Island is an  island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay. The permanent population is around 120 people and the island has a shop with a post office, two bars, a restaurant, a few BnBs, a primary school and a daily ferry service to Roonagh quay.
The island is the highest ...
2 Jan 17
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