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.
Kilmore Quay has a lot to offer filmmakers who need a village by the sea. The village has a large harbour with a marina, which gives filmmakers options for both fishing boat and pleasure craft scenes. And it has businesses and organizations related to the harbour, including three seafood wholesalers, a harbour office, a scuba dive club, a marine supply store, a RNLI lifeboat station, and then ancillary businesses, such as fish restaurants as well.
Kilmore Quay also has a lot to offer as a general tourism spot filming location. There are three sandy beaches in the village. There are two smaller ones on either side of the harbour which are about 10 metres by 40 metres, and there is a larger one at the edge of the village that becomes Ballyteige Burrow and stretches for 6km. 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.
For filmmakers who need a historic village filming location, 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 not forming a single unified group, they are still quite impressive as it’s unusual to see this many thatched cottages in one area. They should make a good filming location for a traditional village or for a modern but quirky village.
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.
The village also has the Forlorn Point, which is an unusual strip of land that is surrounded by the sea.
Parking: Some street parking, harbour parking ~30 cars, and two beach carparks ~5 each.
Nearest town: Wexford, 23km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly,
Kilmore Quay, Kilmore, Co. Wexford
District Manager, Rosslare Municipal District