From the 1700s Monkstown has been identified by marine leisure groups as an ideal location to base their activities and berth their boats. A yacht club was first formed in 1870 with a history of moored boats in the Bay long before that. Presently there is a strong sailing club and rowing club operating in Monkstown. A marina in Monkstown is a natural progression of modern technology in providing safe and easy access to boats at their moorings, in this sheltered location on the western bank of the River Lee. Monkstown has a number of very popular walking routes, with bars and restaurants located in the town centre. Monkstown is also just a short riverside walk away from Passage West, a large town with all the amenities one might require (Supermarket, Chemist, Bank, Post office, etc.).
Monkstown is an attractive seaside village that offers visitors beautiful walks in a stunning location.
The sea is an amenity that belongs to us all and improved access to the sea benefits all Socio-economic classes.
In brief, Cork Harbour Marina is Ireland's newest coastal marina with all year round berthage. The marina itself can accomodate boats up to 17m and consists of an outer perimeter of floating concrete break waters with fingered berths contained internally.
The marina will enable a wider range of people, including older people, people with disabilities and some less active men and women to get involved in sailing. It is far easier and safer for such sailors to access their boats from a pontoon than a swing mooring.
A grant was secured from SECAD (South East Area Development) to assist the development of the marina.
At present, our web site is still under construction. We are making an effort to present you with our entire spectrum of offers as soon as possible.
Annual and long-term lets are now being taken, Contact the marina office for further details.
There is also an opportunity to invest in the company through the Business Expasion Scheme.