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The Irish Cruising Club

Cruising under sail along the coasts of Ireland has a long and colourful history, but it was not until over 90 years ago, in 1929 that the Irish Cruising Club was brought into being.  Although the Irish Cruising Club has no premises of its own, it’ is essentially’s membership is primarily based in Ireland, cruising the Irish coast and points far beyond. Its activities have always included a significant outward-looking element.

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At the founding of the ICC in Glengarriff. The three white tops are (left to right) ‘Old Harry’ Donegan, Herbert Wright Senior and ‘Young Harry’ Donegan. Gerald Barry is on the right in the beret, while Billy McBride is at the lower right standing (we hope) in a dinghy

Click here for more about the history of the Irish Cruising Club

Recent Articles

News and Articles from our Members

Northern Walk, December 2023

by Meave Bell The wet and windy winter season has been punctuated with lunches and walks for the northern members. Their usual Christmas format of a members’ meeting followed by Christmas lunch in the ever-hospitable Read more…

Cormac McHenry 1936-2023

by WM Nixon Cormac McHenry of Dun Laoghaire, who died on December 22nd at the age of 87, was a highly regarded sailing enthusiast with a particular interest in short-handed long-distance cruising, a quietly determined enthusiast Read more…

Sailing to Antarctica

by Joe Phelan Following 40 years working in the Irish Health Service, Joe Phelan retired. With his family grown it was time for adventure. Colleagues and friends wished him well, enthusing about all the golf Read more…