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Cork Port Information

It is one of the largest natural harbors in the world – and those who live near Cork Harbor insist that it is also one of the most interesting.

It was the last stop for the most famous ocean liner in history, the Titanic, but it has been transformed into a center for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The port has been a working port and a strategic defensive hub for centuries, and it has been one of Ireland’s main employment hubs since the early 1900s. Traditional heavy industries have declined since the end 20th century, with the closure of Irish Steel at Haulbowline and shipbuilding at Verolme. It still has a major and strategic importance in the production, transport and refining of energy.

Giraffes roam its coastline, where tens of thousands of men and women have left Ireland, most never to return. The harbor is home to the world’s oldest yacht club and the Irish Navy.

This deep waterway has also become a vital cog in the Irish economy.

The “ Cork Harbor Page” is not a page of history, nor a hot topic. It is simply an exploration of this famous waterway, its color and its characters.

Cork Harbor Festival

From Ocean to City – An Rás Mór and the Port of Cork Open Day previously existed as two popular one-day events located at different times in Cork’s annual maritime calendar. The two event committees recognized the synergy between the two events and began to work together and share resources. In 2015, the Cork Harbor Festival was launched. The festival was designed on the principle of the open day, with Ocean to City – An Ras Mór as the flagship event.

Now in its sixth year, the festival has grown steadily. Although the 2020 physical festival has been canceled due to Covid-19, the event normally features nine festival days starting in the first week of June. It is full of events; all of this has been made possible through collaboration with over 50 different event partners in Cork City, as well as 15 towns and villages along Cork Port. The program grows year after year and showcases Ireland’s rich maritime and cultural heritage as well as water and land activities, with Ocean to City – An Rás Mór at the heart of the festival.

Set in the center of Ireland’s maritime paradise and at the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, Cork is perfectly positioned to host Ireland’s largest and most captivating harbor festival.

The Cork Harbor Festival Committee includes representatives from Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Harbor, UCC MaREI, RCYC, Cobh & Harbor Chamber and Meitheal Mara.

Marinas in Port of Cork

There are six marinas in Cork Harbor. Three at Crosshaven, one at East Ferry, one at Monkstown Bay and a new facility will open in 2020 in Cobh. Details below

Cork City Marina

Location – Cork City
Contact – Harbor Masters Dept., Port of Cork Tel. : +353 (0) 21 4273125 or +353 (0) 21 4530466 (outside office hours)

Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina

Location: Crosshaven, County Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831023

Crosshaven Shipyard Marina

Location: Crosshaven, County Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831161

Salve Marina Ltd.

Location: Crosshaven, County Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831145

Cork Marina

Location: Monkstown, County Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 87 3669009

Eastern Ferry Marina

Location: East Ferry, County Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4813390

New Cove Sailing Club Marina

(opening planned for 2020)

Location: Cobh, County Cork
Contact: 087 1178363

Cork Harbor pontoons, slipways and ramps

Cork City Walk Existing pontoon

Port of Liège 100m. pontoon

Cork City – End of Cornmarket St. steps and slides;

Cork City – Proby’s Qy. Existing limited access slip

Quays Bar & Restaurant, Private pontoon and ramp for guests, suitable for yachts, small craft towns and amenities

Cobh harbor [camber] Slide and walk inside the quay wall pontoon

Fota (zoo, house, gardens) Derelict pontoon and steps

Haulbowline Naval Basin; limited space Naval base; Restricted;

Spike Island Pier, not; slide, pontoon and ramp

Monkstown wooden jetty and steps;

Crosshaven Town Pier, with pontoon & steps

Marlogue East Ferry Marina, Slip visitor places (Great Island side)

East Ferry Existing landing stage and landing stage; limited space East Ferry Inn (pub)
(continent side)

Blackrock Pier and slides

Ballinacurra wharf walls (private)

Aghada Pier and Slide, pontoon & steps public transport

White door To glide

West Passage Pontoon

Glenbrook River ferry

Ringaskiddy Parking with landing stage and pontoon Ferry terminal; village at 1km.

Carrigaloe jetty and slide; restricted space; River ferry;

Fontaineville To glide

White Bay Beach

Ringabella Beach

Glanmire Bridge and tide restrictions

Old Glanmire – Dock

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