Sailing Guide

Galley Head

Galley Head

Characteristics

Description

White tower. Character:Fl (5) 20s
19/08/2007
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The harbour of Glandore and fishing village of Union Hall, 4 miles West of Galley head, offer good shelter in beautiful scenery.
When entering, go by the local saying, "avoid Adam and jug Eve" (Adam island is West of the harbour entrance and is foul all around!)
3/01/2017
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Localisation

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Sites around Galley Head
Flying distances - Direct line

Old Head of Kinsale

16nm
74°
Kinsale harbour, 6 miles to the North of Old head, is an excellent harbour easily accessible day and night, and offering all facilities, including some very good restaurants.
6 Jan 17

Copper Point

21nm
265°
Marks the  entrance to Schull, a well sheltered harbour with good facilities. Long island sound is a beautiful sail.
3 Jan 17

Charlesfort

19nm
59°
Lantern at SW rampart of fort. Character:Fl WRG 5s
19 Aug 07

Crookhaven

28nm
263°
Holding is not great in the bay (patches of sea weed). It is possible to come alongside the pier in front of the pub. Very little in the way of facilities, but picturesque, and a convenient stop if waiting for the tide to round Mizzen head.
3 Jan 17

Sheeps Head

33nm
271°
Sheeps head marks the Southern entrance of Bantry bay.
Bantry bay offers a number of well sheltered anchorages accessible in all weather: Castletown Bearhaven, a fishing harbour on the North shore of the bay is well lit and can easily be entered at night. Adrigole, halfway up ...
3 Jan 17

Roancarrigmore

30nm
283°
White round tower black band. Character:Fl WR 3s
18 Aug 07

Mizen Head

32nm
261°
The Southernmost point of the Irish mainland, Mizzen head is a major headland with should be treated with due respect as the tidal streams round the headland reach 4 knots and can give a very nasty sea if running against a swell. The tide runs East on the flood and West on the ebb.
2 Jan 17

Roches Point

30nm
58°
White tower. Character:Fl WR 3s
19 Aug 07

Ardnakinna Point

36nm
278°
White round tower. Character:Fl (2) WR 10s
19 Aug 07

Castletownbere Dir.

36nm
281°
White hut red stripe. Character:Dir Oc WRG 5s
19 Aug 07

Ballycotton

40nm
63°
Marks the entrance to Cork harbour, a superb natural harbour easily accessible day and night in all weather. Crosshaven may be best for yachts.
6 Jan 17

Bull Rock

50nm
274°
Marks the South entrance of the Kenmare river,  a most picturesque bay (despite its name), which offers a number of safe and beautiful harbours such as Sneem and Kilmakilloge. Darryname at the Northern entrance of the bay (North of Abbey Island) is also a beautiful and safe anchorage ...
3 Jan 17
Local Area

Fastnet

Grey granite tower. Character:Fl 5's
20 Feb 10

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
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