#MARINAS – In a month when Royal Cork marina in Crosshaven was rewarded for its efforts by the Yacht Harbour Association another Munster marina, Castlepark marina in Kinsale has also been granted an award under the internationally recognised marina standards scheme.
Situated on a small peninsula in the estuary of the river Bandon and Kinsale only 20 minutes from Cork International Airport, Castlepark marina can pride itself in receiving 4 Gold Anchors from The Yacht Harbour Association. It is a great achievement for the town and the area but also for Tadgh Wright who has managed the marina for the past six years.
With 98 berths, the marina is kept clean and tidy, and set in beautiful surrounding countryside with the old James Fort overlooking the marina; 'a perfect place for those sailors looking for peace and tranquillity', says Wright.
"The greatest 'perk' of my job is welcoming many a sailor to Castlepark Marina over the years, showing off our unrivalled country side location just outside one of Ireland's finest towns with award winning restaurants and bars" says Wright.
Kinsale is a focal point to the most incredible cruising grounds Europe has to offer, to the famous Fatnet Rock and beyond the South West coast of Ireland is a not to be missed experience.
The YHA assessors praised Wright for delivering an excellent, personal service to his berth holders and keeping his marina in excellent condition.