Quay is a small rural fishing village in the south-east
corner of Ireland It is 22 km from Wexford town and just 19
km from the international ferry port at Rosslare.
of the first features to strike anyone visiting the village
for the first time is the number of thatched cottages lining
the village street. Most of these cottages date back to the
18th and 19th centuries, and are of significant national importance.Wandering
down the village street will bring you to the harbour and fishing
fleet. A recent addition to the old harbour is a state-of-the-art
55-berth marina, which has added a new dimension to boating
along the south coast of the country. The commercial facilities,
combined with the safe berthage and on-shore facilities ensure
have made the harbour in Kilmore Quay a busy and popular facility
for both leisure and commercial mariners.
Quay has a reputation as an angling centre that goes back to
the turn of the century. Species of fish available include bass,
cod, shark, tope, ling, mackerel, bream, pollock, skate and
whiting. The area also offers the keen diver a fabulous location
for diving, as the seas from Hook head to Carnsore point have
long been known as the 'graveyard of a thousand ships'.
Quay offers to the visitors a 'green' approach to its environment,
as many of the features so prominent in the area are aspects
of historical and natural significance - Ballyteigue Castle,
Grange Cemetery, the Lifeboat Station, Ballyhealy Castle, St
Patrick's Bridge, Ballyteigue Burrow for its flora and fauna,
and of course the Saltee Islands, which are the most famous
bird sanctuary in Ireland.
area around the village has many unspoilt beaches, offering
miles of the finest sand dunes in the south-east. Along with
the Saltee Islands, the stretches of natural sand dunes are
some of the features that make Kilmore Quay unique in Europe
and beloved of visitors and locals.