About McWilliam Windsocks

McWilliam Sailmakers has been established since 1971 to be better than the standard.

In 1975 we bought our own plane to overcome delivery difficulties from Ireland to Europe. We found that it was impossible to buy a windsock that would last more than one year, so we made our own from sailmaking quality materials. Other fliers soon began to notice, and orders began to flow. We have grown into one of the largest windsock suppliers in the world.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide top class service from our initial contact with our customers to our excellent on going service and distribution. We have a team of employees who will take care of all your needs and be happy to answer any queries you might have.

Originally designed for airfield use, the windsocks, swivels and masts are now increasingly sold to industrial and chemical plants. They are crucial for informing emergency services of the ambient wind direction and strength in the event of fire or gas leakage. Many industrial plants in Ireland need a windsock in order to comply with Environmental Protection Agency licensing requirements.

An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre

Located in Co. Kerry on Ireland’s southwest coast, Dingle Harbour is set into the Dingle Peninsula on the northwest side of the extensive Dingle Bay. The well sheltered natural harbour has an inner harbour on its northern shore that hosts a fishing port, a marina, and a shallow draft anchoring area adjacent to the provincial market town.

In 2017 the harbor authority decided a windsock was needed to aid approaching craft to navigate the narrow channel and moor in the harbor, both day and night. McWilliam Windsocks supplied an internally illuminated windsock which was mounted on top of the harbor board workshop at the end of the harbor’s main pier.

The unit was manufactured to be installed on an already existing base plate on top of the workshop building. The unit was fitted on site and put into operation by harbor authority staff, requiring no special tools or equipment.