Continuing our look at Killybegs port, with a picture portrait of this busy harbour
Atlantic Challenge prepares to come alongside Killybegs’ new pier at dawn on a quiet morning.
Fiona K II heads out in fresh conditions.
Polyvalent trawlers berthed in tranquil conditions before a rapidly approaching storm.
Bathed in winter sunlight alongside the Black Rock pier, Killybegs’ skipper John Bach’s 71m midwater trawler Western Endeavour will be 30 years old next year.
Rossaveal skipper Stephen Joyce’s 27m pair-trawler Oilean An Ór, at the end of a poor run south from the mackerel grounds punching in 40-knot winds.
The sisterships Carmarose, Colmcille and Westward Isle delivered by Vestværftet ApS last year, waiting to land mackerel.
Lövön skipper Gerrard Sheedy (left) and mate Brendan Dudley (right) are helped by Shane McWhinnie of KT Nets to repair a torn midwater trawl.
The Castletownbere midwater pair-trawler Cisemair heads in to Killybegs
Father McKee and Isofold prepare to start landing at 8am.
The reefer ship Green Bergen departs Killybegs after loading frozen mackerel.
Prime quality mackerel.
Felucca, Genesis II, Girl Stephanie and Western Endeavour berthed either side of Black Pier.
The Rossaveal pair-trawler Star of Hope comes alongside to land.
Boarfish is an important alternative pelagic species for Ireland’s midwater fleet.
Veronica manoeuvres alongside the new pier after fishing scad off the coast of Co Mayo.
Killybegs is one of the busiest pelagic ports in Europe.
For more on Killybegs, look out for tomorrow’s instalment, on Fishing News