Kilmore Quay is a small fishing village situated in Co. Wexford in the southeast corner of Ireland, only 22km from Rosslare Europort where a number of ferry operators provide daily sailings to and from the U.K. & Europe. A blue flag marina, boarding pontoons, showers and toilets in the Harbour Office for charter boats crews help make Kilmore Quay the best location in Ireland for anglers. The fantastic fishing in the waters around Kilmore Quay seal the deal.
Aside from fishing, there is plenty to see and do. Here is a selection closest to Kilmore Quay. Full details of all that is happening in the wider Wexford area can be found on www.visitwexford.ie
With six championship courses, County Wexford is a golfers paradise. The wonderful natural terrain around our coastline provides superb link and parkland courses. Wexford Golf Club and Rosslare Golf Club are within a half hour drive of Kilmore Quay.
Shelmalier Riding Stables
Open all year round by appointment. Woodland and mountain rides through 3,000 acres of forest offering spectacular views of the Wexford coast and mountains.Lessons for all levels in indoor and outdoor arenas. Show jumping and cross-country courses. Children’s non-residential camps. Riders of varying ability catered for.
t: +353 53 913 9251
Hook Lighthouse & Peninsula
Hook Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Ireland and one of the oldest lighthouses in Europe. It dates back to the 12th century. It is an amazing structure that alone is well worth a day visit. However, there is also a Visitor Centre, beautiful walks along the headland, Slade Harbour and the mysterious Loftus Hall which is due to re-open to the public during 2012.
Also worth a visit on the peninsula are Loftus Hall, Colclough Walled Garden and Tintern Abbey.
Saltee Island trips (2hr) * family rates * Skippered and bareboat charters * Corporate entertainment and team building * Adult sailing tuition and mile building * Day trips and extended cruising * All safety equipment supplied.
t: +353 53 913 9163
m: +353 86 171 3800
Ballycross Apple Farm
A magical place to visit, Ballycross Farm is a real working farm less than 5km from Kilmore Quay. The stone courtyard hosts an array of farm animals and birds in their pens and stables. In addition, there is a Crepe and Waffle Bar, farm shop, gift shop and a play area with lots of children’s activities and pottery workshops. Three kilometres of trails have been built to allow visitors meander through the farm. Or enjoy a trip in the horse-drawn trailer. An afternoon at Ballycross Farm is a truly enchanting experience for all the family.
A neo-Gothic castle just outside Wexford Town is surrounded by 20 hectares of gardens with a wide range of trees and shrubs – all well worth seeing. The Irish Agricultural Museum is also based here.