Navigation

 

Kilmore Quay Nav Chart

Charts :

AC 2740, 2049; Imray C61; Irish OS 77 . The Harbour Office/Marina can be contacted on VHF Ch 16/09

Navigation :

WPT 52° 09’·22N 06° 35’·32W, 187°/007° from/to pierhd lt, 1.0M, on ldg line. Great (57m) and Little (35m) Saltee Islands lie 3m and 1.7M to SSW and S, respectively, of hbr, separated by Saltee Sound. From the E, safest appr initially is via Saltee Sound, then N to WPT. Caution : in bad weather seas break on the Bohurs and The Bore, rks 2M E of Saltee Islands. Beware Goose Rk (2.6m) 6ca NW of Little Saltee. St. Patrick’s Bridge, 650m E of the WPT, is a 300m wide E/W chan used by FVs and yachts, but carrying only 2.4m; care needed in strong onshore winds. It is marked by a PHM buoy, FI R 6s, and a SHM buoy, FI G 6s (Annual); general direction of buoyage is E. From the W, appr is clear but keep at least 5ca off Forlorn Pt to avoid Forlorn Rk (1.5m).

Lights and Marks :

Ldg Its/marks, both Oc 4s 3m/6m 6M, W pylons with R stripe, lead 008° to the hbr. From W, ldg Its are obsc’d by piers until S of hbr ent. Turn 90° port into hbr entrance, just past lt QRG at head of W Quay; do not  overshoot into shoal water ahead. The R sectors of this lt, QRG 7m 5M, R269° -354°, G354° -003°, R003° -007°, warn of Forlorn Rock and the Lings to W of the leg line and  shingle banks drying 0.6m close E of the ldg line. A white-gabled church is conspic from afar, as are two 20m high flood lt pylons on  the E quay, an ice plant is located adjacent to these floodlights.  A safe water mark is stationed in position 52° 09’·22N 006°35’·31W white ISO 10s light.

Tides

Tidal information for Kilmore Quay is referenced to Cobh (standard port) + 15mins for accuracy or similar to Baginbun Head.

Best information

Macmillian Reeds Nautical Almanac (Current Edition)

 


Current Notices To Mariners


 

Notice to Mariners No.08 of 2019

Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046

To all skippers, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, and members of the public.                                                          

Vessel exclusion zones for Wexford Festival Opera opening ceremony

                       To facilitate the fireworks display for the opening ceremony of the Wexford Festival Opera. All skippers/vessel owners are requested to remove their vessels from the exclusion zone marked in the attached map, for the period 1600hrs – 2100hrs on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council

07/10/19


Notice to Mariners No.09 of 2019

Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046

To all skippers, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, and members of the public.

Restricted access to Ferrybank Slipway and Quay for Wexford Festival Opera opening ceremony. To facilitate the fireworks display for the opening ceremony of the Wexford Festival Opera. Access to the slipway in Ferrybank will be limited to emergency vehicles on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

Emergency vehicles will require clear access to Ferrybank Quay during this time; access will be limited to valid parking permit holders only. Members of the public are requested not to park on the Quay or on the approach road.

Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council

 07/10/19


Notice to Mariners No.11 of 2019

Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046
 
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users ,seafarers and fishery organisations.

Removal of Buoyage on lower approaches to Wexford Harbour
 
The following navigation buoys have been removed for the winter; 
 
No 4 52 19.471’N  006 21.429’W 

No 5 52 19.516’N  006 21.438’W 

No 6 52 19.641’N  006 21.820’W

No 7 52 19.693’N  006 21.797’W

No 8 52 19.725’N  006 22.517’W 

No 9 52 19.753’N  006 22.500’W  
 
This notice supersedes NTM no 5 of 2019.
 
Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information.  
 
These buoys are expected to be reinstated late spring/early summer 2020 
 
Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council.
03/10/19 


Notice to Mariners No.10 of 2019
 
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users ,seafarers and fishery organisations. Removal of Seasonal Swimming Buoys Courtown, Cahore, Carne & Slade
 
The following seasonal swimming buoys have been removed for the winter from positions;
 
Courtown Courtown North 52 38.860N 006 13.375W
 Courtown Middle 52 38.760N 006 13.400W Courtown South 52 38.652N 006 13.415W
 
Cahore Cahore North 52 34.293N 006 12.151W Cahore South 52 34.240N 006 12.077W Cahore East   52 34.200N 006 12.009W Cahore West  52 34.179N 006 12.057W
 
Carne Carne North  52 12.075N 006 20.935W Carne South  52 11.958N 006 20.908W
 
Slade Slade North  52 08.167N 006 54.500W Slade South  52 08.075N 006 54.585W
 
This notice supersedes NTM No 04 of 2019   Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information.  
 
Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer,  Wexford County Council.

03/10/2019. 
 


Notice to Mariners No.1 of 2019

Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046

To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations. 

Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club Pontoon Light Extinguished.

Mariners are advised that WHBTC Pontoon Light in position;
52° 20.776’N 006°28.281’W   Is currently extinguished
Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information.

Capt Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council.  
 29/01/2019


Notice to Mariners No.3 of 2017

Kilmore Quay, Siltation at Entrance to Harbour
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users ,seafarers and fishery organisations. 

Vessels are advised that a slight decrease in the depths has been observed since NTM No 1 of 2015 was issued, in the area at the Northern end of the approach channel, at Kilmore Quay Harbour.

The reduction in depth is in this area is approximately 200mm, since Notice to Mariners No 1 of 2015 was issued. The approximate limiting depth in this region is now approximately 0.9m at Low Water springs.
All vessels are advised to consider this when planning arrivals and departures from Kilmore Quay and to exercise caution when transiting this area.
This Notice supersedes Notice to Mariners No 1 of 2015.

Captain Phil Murphy, Marine Officer, Wexford County Council.

09/06/2017.

 

 

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