Rosslare Harbour

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Rosslare Harbour
Calafort Ros Láir
Village
Rosslare Harbour is located in Ireland
Rosslare Harbour
Rosslare Harbour
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°15′05″N 6°20′29″W / 52.2513°N 6.3415°W / 52.2513; -6.3415Coordinates: 52°15′05″N 6°20′29″W / 52.2513°N 6.3415°W / 52.2513; -6.3415
Country Ireland
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)


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.[1]

Roslare Europort 02.jpg

Although the harbour itself is located close to the previously existing settlement of Ballygeary, it was named after the village of Rosslare, some 4 km away (8 km by road) along the coast.

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.

Railways and Ferries[edit]

Services provided by Irish Rail on the Dublin-Rosslare railway line from Rosslare Europort railway station to major places such as Wexford, Enniscorthy, Arklow, Wicklow, Greystones, Bray to Dublin Connolly.

From Dublin Connolly onward rail connections via the Sligo Line links with Longford and Sligo and the Belfast Line links with Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry, Portadown, Lisburn and Belfast Central.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Rosslare Strand   Intercity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
  Terminus
Terminus   Stena Line
Ferry
  Fishguard
Harbour
Terminus   Irish Ferries
Ferry
  Pembroke Dock
Disused railways
Rosslare Strand   Intercity
Limerick-Rosslare Line
  Terminus

Bus transport[edit]

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.[2] Route 132 operates on Thursdays only providing a link to Dublin via Carnew.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosslare Harbour". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie