About Kilmore Quay 52°10N 6°35W
(Irish: Cé na Cille Móire, meaning “Quay of the big church”)
Kilmore Quay is a small rural fishing village situated in the south-east corner of Ireland. It is located 22km from Wexford town and just 19km from the international ferry port at Rosslare.
As you enter Kilmore Quay its atmosphere and charm make a lasting impression. The Visitor is immediately drawn to the avenue of quaint thatched cottages which ends at the Harbour, Marina & small safe sandy beach(ideal swimmimg for children). It has placid old world tranquillity emphasised by these neat, white-washed cottages,many of which have stood undisturbed for more than two centuries.
Kilmore Quay a must for both leisure boating & fishing. The harbour has an added attraction of a 55 berth marina which provides safe berthage and on-shore facilities for all mariners. It 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,pollock,skate and whiting(29 different species of fish have been recorded).
The local seas offer the keen diver a fabulous location for diving as the area from Hook Head to Carnsore Point has long been known as the graveyard of a thousand ships.(For information on diving sites, boat hire and equipment,
contact 053 9129703)
The area surrounding the village has many historical landmarks such as, Ballyteigue Castle, Grange Cemetery, Lifeboat Station, St.Patrick Bridge, Ballyteigue Borrow noted for its flora and fauna importance, and of course the Saltee Islands which is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland.
Ballyteigue Burrow is the finest sand dune system in south-east Ireland. The magnificent dunes are perched on a 9km long coastal barrier that stretches from Kilmore Quay to Cullenstown. Rich in wild flowers and butterflies, the western end is a national Nature Reserve. A lovely place for a walk.
SALTEE ISLANDS : Two large granite outcrops in the sea, the Saltee Islands are the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland.
The island’s cliffs support eleven species of breeding seabirds in summer.
A boat trip around the islands affords excellent views of scenery, the seabirds and grey seals.
Kilmore Quay Marina
Constructed in 1996, Visitors welcome.
Contact the Harbour Master at Tel / Fax : 053 9128855
VHF Ch. 16, 09, 37.