Kilmore Quay (Irish: Cé na Cille Móire, meaning ‘Quay of the big church’) is an impressive fishing village and tourism spot in south County Wexford, Ireland.
The area may be an ideal filming location scenes set in a village by the sea. The village has a large harbour with a marina. This harbour will give filmmakers options for fishing boat or pleasure craft scenes. And the area has other businesses and organizations related to the sea, including three seafood wholesalers, a harbour office, a scuba dive club, a marine supply store, a RNLI lifeboat station, and then also ancillary businesses, such as fish restaurants as well.
Kilmore Quay may also work on screen as a general tourism spot. There are three sandy beaches in the village. There are two smaller ones on either side of the harbour, and on the edge of the village there is the larger Crossfarnoge Beach. Adding to the tourism identity of the village are several statues, a nearby holiday park, a memorial garden, and a cute nautical themed playground by the harbour.
There are five thatched cottages in the village near the Catholic church. These cottages are white-washed and quaint. They are on the same street, but do not form a single unified group. They are quite impressive as it’s unusual to see so many thatched cottages in one area.
The village also has the Forlorn Point, which is an unusual strip of land that is surrounded by the sea. Just off the coast of Kilmore Quay, lie the Saltee Islands. These beautiful protected islands are reachable by a boat tour from the village, but have no quay or landing point, so may not be ideal for landing equipment.
Parking: Some street parking, harbour parking ~30 cars, and two beach carparks ~5 each.
Nearest town: Wexford, 23km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly, Alan Boland
Kilmore Quay, Kilmore, Co. Wexford, Ireland