Mirror World Championships 2013

22 -26 July (Irish Nationals)
27July -2 August (Worlds)


Loch Derg in Ireland viewed from a hill

The next Mirror World Championships 2013 will be held at Lough Derg Yacht Club (LDYC) from 27 July -2 August. The Irish Mirror Nationals  22-26 July are beforehand.

Lough Derg Yacht Club, founded in 1835, is situated in the picturesque village of Dromineer, near Nenagh, on the Tipperary shore of Lough Derg, Ireland’s largest inland lake.

Lough Derg is a non-tidal, fresh water lake, 32 miles long, 9 miles wide.

Sailing area 15 min from clubhouse/ Great for spectators/ New clubhouse with modern facilities and bar.

Event Program

Irish Nationals:                               Mon 22- Thur 25 July 2013
Measuring days for Worlds         July Sat 27-Sun 28 July 2013
Mirror Worlds racing:                    Mon 29 July- Fri Aug 2 August 2013

Charter boats

Charter boats will be available and will come ready to race.


Info on www.mirrorworlds2013.com

Camping on LDYC site: Shower block, electric hook up, e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Hostel: Lough Derg House   near LDYC, website www.loughderghouse.ie, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hotels and B&B’s:

You can google ‘hotels near Dromineer’ and websites such as tripadvisor.co.uk, tripadvisor.com, tvtrip.com, booking.com and hotels.com come up. A selection of the nearest to Dromineer are:

  • Maryville B&B, Ballycommon 3*
  • Ashley park House, Nenagh 4*
  • Willowbrook B&B, Belleen Upper, 4*
  • Williams Ferry House, Nenagh 4*
  • Abbey Court Hotel, Lodges & Trinity Leisure Spa, Nenagh 3*


By googling ‘cottages for rent near Dromineer’ the following cottages are found. Website www.holidaylettings.co.uk was useful:

  • Gort nag Capall Cottage, Annghbeg, Dromineer Sleeps 9, contact +353 (0)67 24549, +353 (0) 861719599 (mob)
  • Waterside Cottages, Dromineer, 11 holiday cottages 4*  , website www.watersidecottages.ie , contact +353 (0)67 244432

Transport & Transfers

Info on www.mirrorworlds2013.com


There are many ferry routes between UK and Ireland. Google ‘ferries to Ireland’ or go to ferrysavers.com or directferries.co.uk to get an idea. For example:

  • Liverpool Dublin with P&O Irish Sea (7h30min)                www.poferries.com,
  • Cairnryan (Scotland)-Belfast with Stena Line (1h)            www.stenaline.co.uk
  • Holyhead-Dublin with Stena Line (3h15min)                      www.stenaline.co.uk

Flights/Car hire

Loch Derg is accessible by road from Dublin (2h), Cork (2h 5 min) and Shannon (1h) airports. For car hire google ‘Car Hire Dublin Airport’ and you get a selection of companies such as Hertz, Budget, Europcar etc. Likewise for the Cork and Shannon airports and you can book online.

Local Area

Map of Ireland showing location of Loch Derg

Set in beautiful central Ireland, Lough Derg, on the river Shannon, is one of the largest loughs in Ireland. It is a long expanse of water with shores in Clare, Galway and North Tipperary. At 36m deep, the lough is navigable along it’s whole length and is a popular sailing location.

It is 45 min form Limerick city. Other places to visit are Galway City (Ih 40min, home of the Volvo ocean race), Connemara (3h), the Burren in County Clare (1h 35 min), Bunratty Castle (45min), Co Kerry (2h), Cork city (2h) and Waterford (2h 10 min).


LCYC                                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Tel +353 (0) 67 24455

LDYC Sailing Secretary       Tadg Murphy

LDYC Event manager:         Ian Roberts

MCA (UK) Secretary            Sarah Richards

MCA (Ireland) President      Brid Hickey

IMCA rep                                Charlotte Peterson