As of June 2001, Met Eireann's is on the web. A home
page gives pointers to national and regional forecasts as well
as the sea area
forecast. As a backup, this information can also be retrieved from
Teletex page 162.
A similar shipping forecast from the U.K.
weather centre which covers Irish sea areas can be retrieved from
The European Centre for Medium-Range
Weather Forecasts produce
charts of the North Atlantic for 3-6 days
ahead. You can get a current chart for the eastern atlantic from
you can access a service operated by the Dun Laoghaire harbour company, which
gives 10-minute updates on the weather conditions there. This service
is also available on your mobile phone using "http://www.dlharbour.ie/wap/weather.php".
The irish Times gets its weather charts from
offers a 4-day forecast.
XcWeather has covered of Ireland and the UK and
good predictions for many Irish ports including Dun laoghaire
for the XTide
from the Irish Times
source of Dublin (North Wall) Tides from the
Laboratory. The same site also give tides to WAP phone users using
The UK Hydrographic Office offers an EasyTide service which gives tidal curves
as well as high water/low water for any port (including most Irish ones)
Sunrise and Sunset
By plugging in the latitude, longitude and date into this form
(produced by the US Naval Service), the times of sunrise and sunset together
with information on phases of the moon can be found. Position information
for Dublin (53deg26' North, 6deg15' West ) is included by default.
Information for people sailing in Dun Laoghaire
The following links will be of interest to people going sailing from
Dun Laoghaire harbour.
Dunloaghaire Harbour Webcams
Tidal Curve for Dun Loaghaire from UK Hydrographic Office
Miscellaneous Links of Interest to Irish Sailors
Map of the most interesting sailing grounds in Ireland - countesy
Sail Training and Charter
Sailing West do training and chartering from Dun Laoghaire and beyond.
Oceanmaster Sail Training
offers a range of sail training courses (Competent Crew, Yachtmaster etc) from
a base in Dun Laoghaire Marina.
Dermot Greer's Sailing Ireland
offers courses and charter from Kilmore Quay in county wexford.
Sovereign Sailing operate from Crosshaven Marina in Cork City and also
from nearby Kinsale.
Glenans Ireland - with bases in
Baltimore and Collanmore
to sail, charter a rib, sail a yacht and enjoy the crystal clear
sheltered waters of Bantry Bay, West Cork, Ireland with
West Cork Sailing & Powerboating
Michael Caine operates Carlingford
Sailing School out of the marina in Carlingford Loch in county Louth.
Other Irish Links
Links that (I think) are of Interest - but not Irish based
Rosenstein's Sailing Page A Veritable encyclopedia of On-line Sailing.
Yaching and Boating World - the
publishers of Yaching Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, Yachting World and
Motor Boat and Yachting
Jon Deutsch's Things to do with a
Laser give some interesting thngs that you can do with this craft.
Sailing Courses in Brittany delivering RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper courses.
Comments or Suggestions to Donal.OMahony at cs.tcd.ie