Dingle (An Daingean) Fishery Harbour Centre
Dingle is situated on the South West Coast of Ireland on the northern shore of Dingle Bay. Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre is owned and managed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
52 Degrees 08min. North 10 Degrees 16 min West.
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The area is a challenging, new and unfrequented cruising ground with a dramatic seascape, and abounds in islands, bays and beaches that the mariner can explore.
The Skellig Rock at the southern entrance to Dingle Bay is the site of an ancient monastic settlement, while the Blasket Islands to the north are famous for their beauty and their literature.
Dingle Harbour offers shelter from all weather and is the base for an active fishing fleet. Local fishing vessels and non-national fishing vessels land at the pier on a continuous basis and their activities spin off into the local economy. The type of fishing in Dingle is varied. The harbour caters for both white fish and pelagic; and lobster, crayfish, hake, monk and tuna are landed through the harbour. In the summer, prawns are landed and transported through the harbour from Scottish vessels.
The harbour’s pier infrastructure comprises the main pier and the eastern quay, a total berthing capacity of c. 500m. The harbour is protected by two breakwaters and the main pier divides the harbour into two areas: the western basin, which has a dredge depth of 5.0 m alongside the pier and which accommodates the larger fishing vessels, the 80 berth marina and a slipway; and the eastern basin which has a dredge depth of 2.6 m and includes the eastern quay and a number of pontoon units for berthing of smaller fishing vessels and eco-tours boats.
Dingle Marina is an excellent base for day cruising to Valentia Harbour, the Basket Islands, and the many small bays in the area. Derrynane to the south, Kilrush Marina in the Shannon Estuary, and the Aran Islands to the north are only a day's run away.
Pontoons (total length 100m - with 14 No. 5m long finger pontoon units) have the capacity to provide berthage for up to about 40 small fishing and marine leisure boats.
Dingle Harbour and marina is on the north side of Dingle Bay and offers shelter from all directions. The harbour is easily navigable by day and by night.
The Crow Rock should be avoided when approaching the entrance is indicated by a fingerpost on Eask tower pointing east. The harbour entrance should be approached with the lighthouse (FIG3s) open of Reenbeg Point.
The channel runs in a north-westerly direction from the entrance buoys and then runs in a northerly direction to the inner harbour.
The main channel is dredged to -2.6m OD and is 40 metres wide. The channel is buoyed with a transit (Two poles with black and white diamonds) on the southern shore indicating the line for the channel running north to the fishing harbour and marina. The marina is located inside the western breakwater with a depth in excess of 5 metres.
Contact Harbour Master's Office:
Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre,