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Glencolumbkille from Folk Village photo


Photo credit: Shane Conroy

Glencolumbkille from Dooey Hostel photo


Photo credit: Shane Conroy

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.1 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 03:30 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 30
NW 25
NW 20
Wind State on on on on

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Glencolumbkille in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Does not handle onshore winds very well Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Glencolumbkille Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Finner, 41 km from Glencolumbkille.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
3.6 °C

Current weather near Glencolumbkille

Overall Glencolumbkille Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Ski Resorts closest to Glencolumbkille:

  • Closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    203 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    208 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    229 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    252 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    255 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Glencolumbkille:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    60 mi
  • Second closest city location
    60 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    84 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    88 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Craigavon (United Kingdom)
    96 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Glencolumbkille is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Glencolumbkille is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Third is Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland is 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Glencolumbkille and is 157 km (98 miles) away.
Glencolumbkille break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Glencolumbkille, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Glencolumbkille sea temperature, Glencolumbkille photographs, Glencolumbkille detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Glencolumbkille webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Glencolumbkille tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Glencolumbkille.