The river Shannon is the longest river in the British isles. It rises in Co.Cavan and enters the Atlantic ocean in the southwest of Ireland. It is tidal west of Limerick city. It’s estuary has a tidal range of over 5 metres and it can run at over 4 knots in places.
Foynes is located in the southwest of Ireland on the southern shore of the Shannon estuary on a channel formed by Foynes Island. It has a very busy commercial port and to the west of this Foynes Yacht club. It is about 25 miles west of Limerick city on the N69
In the club there are about 12 yacht over 9 metres, 8 in the 7-9 metre range and about 10 active mermaids plus other dinghies. We race every Wednesday evening during the summer months and on Sundays in September as well as some annual weekend events. In all there are just over 130 members.
Our facilities include a modern clubhouse with bar, dancefloor, toilets and showers.We have a pontoon which can accommodate approximately 8 visiting boats, 4 club boats, the club crashboat and 12 dinghies.
All other boats are kept on swinging moorings on the east side of Foynes island. Additionally there is a wintering compound for approximately 25 yachts and a launching slip.