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Kilmore Quay- our village... our heritage...

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Kilmore 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.

One 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.

Kilmore 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'.

Kilmore 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.

The 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.

Kehoe's Pub and Parlour, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford, Ireland,
p (+ 353 53) 29830; e-mail:, Eleanor and James Kehoe, Proprietors