The village of Rosslare Harbour (Irish: Calafort Ros Láir, meaning "harbour of the middle peninsula") grew up to serve the needs of the harbour of the same name (now called Rosslare Europort), first developed in 1906 by the Great Western Railway and the Great Southern and Western Railway to accommodate steamferry traffic between Great Britain and Ireland. Rosslare Harbour railway station opened on 30 August 1906.
The village of Ballygeary was divided into two townslands, one known as tin town and the other as straw town. It is believed this was because of the roofs on the houses.
The village has a number of guesthouses, hotels, a Roman Catholic church, a bank and some shops. Just south of the harbour is a small strand leading to Greenore Point, where grey seals are usually to be seen.
The main bus route serving Rosslare Harbour is Bus Éireann Expressway route 40 which provides several services a day to/from Waterford via New Ross. Local route 370 replaces the rail service to Waterford and runs twice a day each way (except Sundays) serving locations in South County Wexford previously served by the railway; Bridgetown, Wellingtonbridge and Campile. Expressway route 2 used to link the Harbour with Dublin Airport every hour but was withdrawn in September 2012. There is now only one through bus to Dublin departing the Harbour at 08.00 (not Sundays). It runs cross-country via Tullow. Route 132 operates on Thursdays only providing a link to Dublin via Carnew.
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