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Muileann an tSáile
Saltmills is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°13′19″N 6°49′37″W / 52.222°N 6.827°W / 52.222; -6.827Coordinates: 52°13′19″N 6°49′37″W / 52.222°N 6.827°W / 52.222; -6.827
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Wexford
Population (2006)
 • Total 130~
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 051

Saltmills (Irish: Muileann an tSáile) is a small village located in the south-west of County Wexford, in Ireland. The village is located at the head of a small inlet that enters Bannow Bay. The village received its apt name from the renowned Iron Age salt mills that existed just outside the village.


The village contains a pub, a shop which opens on Wednesdays to sell the local newspapers, and very little else. Also located here is the Colclough Memorial Hall, which is used for community activities, especially card playing among the village's many elderly residents. It is named after the Colclough family who once lived at nearby Tintern Abbey. The Colcloughs first arrived at the former Abbey in the 16th century and left in 1959. Saltmills itself was established in 1814 by Caesar Colclough to replace the old village at Tintern Abbey which was then demolished.


Bus Éireann route 373 provides a service to Wexford, New Ross and Wellingtonbridge on Tuesdays. The village is also served on certain days by Wexford Local Link.[1]

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