Kilmore Quay

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Thatching at Kilmore Quay: A new house with original thatch being applied

Kilmore Quay (Irish: Cé na Cille Móire, meaning "Quay of the big church") is a fishing village near Duncormick, in County Wexford, Ireland. It has a population of 417. It is a fishing village, but its leisure facilities such as sailing, and sea angling charters are also of significant economic importance.

The village holds a seafood festival during the summer with seafood served everyday, live music in the local pubs, and activities such as raft races, and family fun days (pony rides, theatre) on.

The Saltee Islands lie off the coast near Kilmore Quay, and boat trips to these islands are available from the village. The two islands, Great Saltee and Little Saltee, are mainly known for being Ireland's largest bird sanctuary with gannets, gulls, puffins, cormorants, razorbills, and guillemots living on the islands.

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Wexford Bus operate several services a day (not Sundays) between Wexford and Kilmore Quay via Johnstown Castle and Bridgetown.[1] Bus Éireann route 383 operates between Wexford railway station and Kilmore Quay on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.[2]

Marina[edit]

There is a boating marina located in the harbour. This serves as a jumping off point for many Irish yachts embarking on journeys to France and beyond. It is also the first landing point for many visitors from Britain and continental Europe.

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Coordinates: 52°10′N 6°35′W / 52.167°N 6.583°W / 52.167; -6.583