Kilmore Quay is a village in the very south of County Wexford located on the Irish Sea. It is a small village centered around the famous fishing harbour. The village and harbour look at over the privately owned Saltee Islands which are important bird sanctuaries.
Kilmore Quay and Saltee Islands, South County Wexford. Taken Aug 2007
On the edge of the village are some fish processing plants. The main road is lined by some quaint houses with thatched roofs.
The village of Kilmore is located a mile or two back along the R739 and presumably was the original settlement.
Take the Rosslare road (N25) from Wexford and about half way between the two, turn off the N25 onto the R739 for Kilmore Quay.
- Saltee Islands - There are boat trips that go around the larger saltee island which leave on demand (min 6 people), and trips to the island leave in the morning and return around 4PM. There are no trips to the smaller island as it is privately owned. Boat trips to/around the larger island cost 25/20EUR for adults and 15/10EUR for Kids, and can be arranged by contacting Declan +353539129684. Trips around the island give a good opportunity to observe the famous Saltee wildlife, including Seals, Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Gannets, Fulmars, Shearwaters, Kittiwakes and Great Blackbacks. Boat schedule depends on demand and weather.
- Seals in the harbour. Beware they are not pets and warning signs are erected indicating they may bite.
- Deep sea diving
- Swimming at the local beach
- Fish and Chips
- Coffee Shop