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THE COMPASS ROSE OF KILMORE QUAY

THE COMPASS ROSE OF KILMORE QUAY

DSCF1230This compass rose, measuring 30 feet in diameter, is situated over the slipway in front of our holiday cottages at the end of the garden in Olinda, kilmore Quay, Co Wexford.
It has been  beautifully restored by the present owner of the old boat house. It shows in detail all the main points of the compass; the inner rim has a sundial ; the outer ring is of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. It was painstakingly assembled by the coastguards between 1896 and 1899 who gathered stones from the beach as they patrolled  in pursuit of their  guard duties . As far as we know there is only one other such such compass rose in Ireland and that is also in Wexford.
(Note . The Kilmore Quay Rose is on  private property).

All these beautifully restored pieces of art, set in this thatched idyllic setting really make Kilmore Quay a unique tourist attraction, only 12 miles from Wexford Town. From Kilmore Quay you can easily explore the beautiful Wexford and Sunny South East coastline of Ireland by car.