GPS: 52.5903 -9.867
Heading south from Galway or north from Limerick on the M18 take the Ennis / Ennistymon exit onto the N85. Continue on the N85 through 2 roundabouts and at the third roundabout take the third exit on to the N68. Remain on the N68 for approximately 40km. At Kilrush Village turn right onto the N67. Continue on the N67 for approximately 13kms. Coming into Kilkee, turn left just after St Senans GAA Club grounds onto the Circular Road. At the roundabout (approx. 400m) take the second exit onto R487. Continue on R487 for approximately 17 kms where L2000 branches off to the right to bring you to The Bridges of Ross approximately 3 kms ahead, There is a small carpark where you can park and get ready before heading to the dive site
The Bridges of Ross were a trio of natural sea arches – until two of them fell into the sea, today only one ‘bridge’ remains but it is one of the best shore dives in the country. Best dived around high tide, entry and exit is from the ledges on the left hand side of the cove below the carpark. The site offers lots of crevices, arches and gullies to explore with plenty of flaura and fauna. Entry and exit can be tricky when there is a swell.
TIDE SWELL AND WIND FORECAST
Tide, swell and wind forecasts for nearby Lahinch are available here.
The nearest RNLI Life Station is Kilrush (065-905 2624), the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112.
Water temperatures around the south west coast average around 15c/54f from June to October, varying from lows of around 11f/52c in early June and late October, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f in July and August. Temperatures average around 11c/52f from March to May, varying from lows of down to 9c/48f in early March to highs of up to 15c/59f in late May. Temperatures average around 11c/52f in wintertime, varying from up to 14c/57f in early November to lows of 9c/48f in January or February. These are surface temperatures, water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower