Glandore and Union Hall sit opposite each other on either side of Glandore harbour. The trip between is shortened by quiet a few miles by a pretty single lane bridge. Glandore is a popular sailing destination and is home to the old and we established Glandore Harbour Yacht Club GHYC. It is a busy village with tourists in the Summer months with an elevated view over the harbour to watch the sun set while you drink your pint.
Union Hall on the other hand is a much more quaint fishing village and seems much more untouched by tourism. It is home to a modern fishing pier and fishing fleet off mainly Stern Trawlers. There are a number of pubs and good places to eat and there is a small beach alongside the “Old Pier” which is a popular sun trap on a Summer evening. It is this pier we operate from whenever the tide allows
Union Hall village
Glandore’s pretty little pier. Unfortunately this pier is tidal and congested so we operate from Keelbeg pier in Union Hall
Union hall is home to a modern fishing pier and a healthy commercial fishing fleet
Adam Island which sits at the harbour mouth
Adam and Eve Islands, The harbour has a number of submerged rocks which are marked by the “dangers” the metal poles in this picture.
A view from the hilltop near Glandore looking South West at the Stack of beans, Rabbit Island and Low and High island
Keelbeg pier, Union Hall
A Galway hooker passing the Stack of Beans during Glandores Classic Regatta
The famous Fastnet rock, A bit to the west of us but still in reach
The Stags, Mark the western end of greater Glandore bay, A regular fishing spot and home to Europes biggest wreck the 150,000 ton Kowloon Bridge, Sunk 1986. She lost her title as Europes biggest wreck for a while to the Costa Concordia but I guess she has it back now.
The Boy Scott along side the old pier