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 significant economic importance.

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. St Peter's Church is indexed in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage of Ireland under the registration number 15621018.

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

Public transport

Wexford Bus operates several services a day (not Sundays) between Wexford and Kilmore Quay via Johnstown Castle and Bridgetown.[2] Bus Éireann route 383 operates between Wexford railway station and Kilmore Quay on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.[3]


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.


See also


  1. ^ "Sapmap Area: Settlements Kilmore Quay". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wexford Bus - Timetable". Wexfordbus.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dublin Airport - Bus Éireann - View Ireland Bus and Coach Timetables & Buy Tickets". Buseireann.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 

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Coordinates: 52°10′N 6°35′W / 52.167°N 6.583°W / 52.167; -6.583