Chart No. 2125. Latitude: 51° 15'. Longitude: 10° 15'. The
Marina is located on Valentia River adjacent to The Pier in
Cahersiveen town. From Valentia Harbour the Marina is 2 miles
up the Valentia River (Formally Caher River). It can be approached
over Doulus Bar in 2.4m or across the sheltered Caher Bar
in 1.4m. The pilotage of the river is aided by 12 FG leading
lights whose positions are shown on the Chartlet and also
two FR Nos 11 and 12. They are mounted on poles with B and
Y horizontal bands and are discernible by day. There is also
a light FI R 3s on Ballycarbery Spit.
fom Irish Cruising Guide)
Valentia, a yacht is advised to start as early on the tide
as she can cross Caher Bar. The chartlet shows the recommended
course, following the five leading leading lines whos bearings
are as follows. (outwards in brackets): Nos 1,2,13 &14
Nos 4 and 5 - 100°
Nos 7 & 8 - 076°
Nos 3, 4, 9 & 10 0530 (233°).
Nos 5, 6, 11 &12 - 035°
As soon as No 9 is past abeam steer 050°
so as to pass nearer to nos 11 than to No 10, then follow
a mid-channel course till the Marina is reached.
Dolous Bay at LWS the depth in the bar is not less than 2.4m,
but this entrance is not recommended if a big sea is running.
Give Black Rocks (Dolous Rocks) a berth of 0.5 cable, then
steer for the E end of Beginish as soon as Reenard Point opens
to port of it: this line leads closer to Black Rocks than
to Kay Rock with 0.9m which is 2 cables E of them. When Lamb
Island and the N point of Beginish are about to open, alter
course to keep them so astern till Reenard Point opens to
the E of Church Island. Then steer to pass 50m E of Church
Island so as to avoid Passage Rock, which dries 1.5m and lies
under a cable E of the island. Then join the line of Nos 4
& 5 leading lights.