About 50 minutes from the Dublin Airport interchange on the M50. Take the M1 north for abouth 26 kms , take exit 7 onto the R162 Drogheda road. Turn right onto the R167 after crossing the bridge in Drogheda M51 – turn left after about 1 km onto the L2307, take another left after about 300m, then a further 300m on, turn right onto the R167 – remain on this road for approximately 6 kms until you see a road to then right to Clogherhead Village. In the centre of the village you will see a sighpost for Port Oriel - the Pier is about 1km down that road.
Enter the water at the slipway and head to the right / east remaining within the harbour walls. The sea bed here is quite silty so visibility is not very reliable. Best dived at high tide, expect depths of up to 6 or 7 meters. Also suitable for a night dive. This is a working pier so there may be over head traffic.
TIDE, SWELL & WIND FORECAST
Tide, swell and wind forecasts for the Clogherhead area are available here....
NEARBY DIVE SITES
The nearest RNLI station is Clogher Head, which can be contacted at 041-982 2600, the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112.
Water temperatures around the east coast average around 14c/52f from June to October, varying from lows of around 9f/48f in early June, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f in July and August. Temperatures average around 9c/48f from March to May, varying from lows of down to 6c/42f in early March to highs of up to 13c/55f in late May.Temperatures average around 10c/50f in wintertime, varying from up to 13c/55f in early November to lows of 7c/44f in January or February.
These are surface temperatures, water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower.