Killanne or Killann (Irish: Cill Anna) is an old-fashioned rural village near the Blackstairs Mountains in west County Wexford.
The village doesn’t have a built up core, but the area has stretches of picturesque roads leading from four directions. These rural roads are old-fashioned, lined with trees, and dotted with farmhouses from different decades. These picturesque stretches of road will easily lend themselves as filming locations for driving scenes set in the past. And they will be especially appropriate for scenes where a tranquil rural location is needed.
At the crossroads that function as the village’s centre, sits Rackard’s, which is a disused pub in an 18th century building. The old-fashioned building was the birthplace of famous Wexford hurler, Nicky Rackard. Nicky Rackard played for the local club, St. Anne’s, in Rathnure.
Across from the pub is a memorial to those who died in the 1798 rebellion. A leader of the local rebellion, John Kelly, was from the village.
The village has a beautiful historic graveyard near St Anne’s Church of Ireland. As an interesting companion to this graveyard, Killanne also has a green graveyard just outside the village. Also near the Church of Ireland is a holy well.
Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 13km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly
Killanne, Co. Wexford
District Manager, Enniscorthy Municipal District