Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Cullaun Sailing Club Put Finishing Touches to New Clubhouse in East Clare

15th April 2019
Cullaun Sailing Club's new clubhouse opens on Saturday 27th April Cullaun Sailing Club's new clubhouse opens on Saturday 27th April

Cullaun Sailing Club has been a hive of activity over the last number of weeks as they put the finishing touches on their new clubhouse which is opening on Saturday 27th April at 14:00. Based in east Clare between Tulla and Kilkishen this small dinghy sailing club has been in operation for 40 years and has an active mixed fleet of Wayfarer, Enterprise and GP14 sailing boats.

As Afloat reported previously, this new development is a huge improvement from the portacabin that they were using for the last few years. The club has been actively fundraising for the last number of years and we were very lucky to secure grant aid from the Department of Tourism and Sport in the form of a sports capital grant and funding from Clare Local Development Company in the form of a leader grant. Community Finance Ireland have helped us with a bridging and a term loan so that we can pay back for these wonderful facilities. Our members have also been instrumental in helping us to get this far and without their donations and fundraising ideas we wouldn’t have such a great facility.

Tulla Pipe band will play at the opening ceremony followed by a blessing of the boats and the new clubhouse and with speakers from Irish Sailing, Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Local Development Company.

Cullaun sailing club

The club caters for adults and junior sailing with Easter and summer camps for the juniors and racing and training for the adults. Racing is every on every Thursday evening with beginners on Tuesday and open sailing at the weekends. There will be a demo of sailors on the lake before the event and after the opening, there will be TRY sailing which is an open event for all sailors or people who are interested in learning to sail. If you bring your wetsuit or an old change of clothes, then you can be taken out for a sail on the lake and try it for yourself.

Two weeks after the official opening Cullaun Sailing Club will host the GP14 Munster championship two-day event where there could be up to 30 travelling boats descending on the club racing for line honours.

Published in News Update
Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
cork300 sidebutton
roundire sidebutton
Wave Regatta button full size

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating