Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay (Irish: Cé na Cille Móire, meaning "Quay of the big church") is a fishing village near Kilmore, in County Wexford, Ireland. As of 2016, it has a population of 372.[1] It is a fishing village, but its leisure facilities such as sailing, and sea angling charters are also of economic importance.[citation needed]

Kilmore Quay

Cé na Cille Móire
St Peter's Church, Kilmore Quay
St Peter's Church, Kilmore Quay
Kilmore Quay is located in Ireland
Kilmore Quay
Kilmore Quay
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°10′33″N 6°35′11″W / 52.175714°N 6.586434°W / 52.175714; -6.586434Coordinates: 52°10′33″N 6°35′11″W / 52.175714°N 6.586434°W / 52.175714; -6.586434
CountyCounty Wexford


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.

Architecturally notable buildings in the village include St Peter's Church, which was built in 1875 to a design attributed to architect George Ashlin.[2]

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 known for being Ireland's largest bird sanctuary with gannets, gulls, puffins, cormorants, razorbills, and guillemots living on the islands.[citation needed]

Public transportEdit

Wexford Bus operates several services a day (not Sundays) between Wexford and Kilmore Quay via Johnstown Castle and Bridgetown.[3] Bus Éireann route 383 operates between Wexford railway station and Kilmore Quay on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.[4]


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.[citation needed]

Kilmore Harbour is also home to the launching point for an RNLI lifeboat.[5]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Sapmap Area: Settlements Kilmore Quay". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016.
  2. ^ "Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Crossfarnogue, County Wexford". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Wexford Bus - Timetable". Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Dublin Airport - Bus Éireann - View Ireland Bus and Coach Timetables & Buy Tickets". Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  5. ^ "President names new Kilmore Quay lifeboat". New Ross Standard. Independent News & Media. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2020.