Kilmore Quay

The entrance to the picturesque village of Kilmore framed with Thatched Cottages made in the traditional way from straw and stone immediately give the impression of what life was like in the small fishing village hundreds of years ago. Now a bustling fishing port with strong commercial fishing fleets and newly built 55-berth marina, which holds Blue Flag status and provides safe berthing and on-shore facilities of all mariners.

Kilmore Quay has an excellent reputation as a sport-angling centre. Charter Boats are listed in the Activities Section of this Guide. Diving is popular around the Coninbeg Rocks and the Saltee Islands a famous Bird Sanctuary, the Islands cliffs support eleven species of breeding seabirds in summer time. Island Trips operate from the Quayside. Ballyteigue Burrow nature reserve within walking distance of the village is the finest protected sand dune system in the South East of Ireland.

Kilmore Quay Port has recently undergone major development and is now one of Ireland’s premier fishing and leisure harbours. It is the ideal port of refuge for pleasure craft of all types and is becoming a fashionable and regular destination for all cruising enthusiasts.

The port is managed by Wexford County Council and is a model to all local authorities on how to develop such a resource.

The fact that a busy fishing port and a thriving marina can co-exist in harmony is a tribute to the resilience and hospitality of all in the local community.
We welcome all our visitors and assure you of a happy, safe and enjoyable stay.