It was late in the day when we had our stroll so not very much activity going on. This is a working fishing harbour as well as a leisure marina. Vessels can also be hired to take visitors out to the Saltee islands to see the puffins when they are nesting, and also if you fancy a spot of deep-sea angling.
In October we only had the choice of two restaurants, so we chose this one as it looked a little more homely from the outside (and it was a pub!!). Inside there were a few local fishermen who were having a lively discussion at the bar.The whole bar and restaurant has a maritime atmosphere as there are paintings, models and arifacts from the maritime world. One part of the bar is also done out to look like a ship's cabin. All very friendly and welcoming in front of the peat fire.
I had a steak sandwich with fries and a salad and Cathy had a lemon sole , caught locally. With the usual drinks it came to just over 34€. An average price for pubfood but good food.
This actually a small maritime museum and heritage centre as James has spent a lot of time diving wrecks and reefs around the coast here, and bringing up various artifacts.
1st. photo is of the pub, the others are more examples of the thatched cottages in town.
This ferry is convenient for crossing of Barrow river , to and from
Ballyhack (Co. Wexford) and Passage East (Co. Waterford).
this is a short cruise between them, and there is no bridge for crossing
of river in New Ross town.
The Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross town, is 176 feetiong three masted.
19thC wooden sailing ship. and used to ferry emigrants escaping the ravages
of the Famine to the USA.
This is a Tacumshin Windmill, One of the
only two thatced windmills in Ireland.
(built 1846 and restored1952)
Kilmore Quay is a lovely village in the South of Ireland. I have also been futher along the coast to Dunmore East, which is also lovely.
Be warned though - there is no ATM in Kilmore Quay.
Make sure you go down to the harbour late afternoon/evening and you will see 2 local seals who now live in the harbour. One of them is blind.
You can also catch a boat out to the Saltee Is and see puffins (only in summer time when they are nesting) which saves a trip to Iceland! The man who runs the boats is Declan but he has is no sign anywhere on how to contact him so ask at your accomodation for them to contact him for you. You don't have to do all day trips, he will take you out for a quick trip to see the birds also.
Kilmore Quay is lovely, but if you want traditional Irish music, you won't find it here - Doolin on the West coast of Ireland is the place to go for that.
Also, Kilmore Quay is light on for average priced pub grub. (only 1 pub was serving meals when we were there).
If you have to make a choice b/t Kilmore Quay & Dunmore East, Dunmore East is slightly better (but Kilmore Quay is still worth a visit if you have the time).
If you do stay in Kilmore Quay, stay at the most helpful & friendly B&B in Ireland, Libgate House - I highly recommend it (on LHS of the main rd as you head into town).
Fondest memory: The puffins, seals and thatched roofs.