Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Location and amenities

How to get here
Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay is located approximately 25 minutes drive from Wexford town and Rosslare Harbour.

Directions
Directions

Coming from Wexford:

Follow the N25 to Rosslare Harbour. Approximately two miles after the Drinagh roundabout on the outskirts of Wexford, there is a signpost for the R739 which takes you to Kilmore Quay. Turn right here and follow the road through Ballycogley and Kilmore village to Kilmore Quay. Kilmore Quay is approximately five kilometres past Kilmore village.

Coming from Rosslare:

Take the N25 to Wexford town. Pass through Kilrane, Tagoat and Killinick. Three kilometres after Killinick take a left turn onto the R739 signposted for Kilmore Quay. Follow the directions as above from here.

By Train:

The nearest train stations are Wexford O’Hanrahan Station in Wexford town
or Rosslare Europort train station. Services are limited. www.irishrail.ie

By Bus:

Daily bus services to and from Wexford town are provided by Wexford Bus.
For current timetables please visit www.wexfordbus.ie

Local Taxis are also available.

Image courtesy Chris Clarke Hot Shots Camera Club Kilmore Quay
Food
Food
Stella Maris Centre “The Centre” Café and Restaurant

The Centre Café & Restaurant located in the community centre.
Their lunch menu is one of Kilmore Quay’s hidden gems with fresh fish available daily, deliciously cooked and reasonably priced. Choose from their delicious selection of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, soup or hot dishes. Locally caught and supplied fresh daily, fish is their specialty. Whether a fried fillet of haddock or plaice, an open crab or prawn salad or sandwich, the Centre Café serves the finest seafood that Kilmore Quay is famous for. They also serve a variety of meat and vegetarian options as well as children’s meals.

Phone : (053) 9129922
Email : reception@stellamariscentre.com
Website: stellamariscentre.com

The little Saltee – restaurant and takeaway Kilmore quay

Established in 2007, the award winning renowned restaurant has been serving freshly prepared fish & chip dishes for over 10 years! Their menu gives you the chance to enjoy a wide selection of fresh fish. Ranging from homemade breaded cod goujons, to monkfish medallions and much more. If fish isn’t your thing, don’t worry! Both the takeaway and restaurant offer a selection of traditional takeaway options including burgers, pizzas and chicken. Enjoy the Sunny South East sunshine whilst overlooking the marina at their outdoor benches. If the weather isn’t so great, their restaurant provides a large takeaway menu and their special dishes in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.

Phone: (053)9129911
Website: thelittlesaltee.com

The Little Beach Café

The Little Beach Cafe is a family run business situated in the quaint seaside village of Kilmore Quay. They have a varied menu for breakfast and lunch (Vegetarian options available ), or come along just for a coffee and some cake.
They cater for locals, visitors, families and dogs. Takeaway is available, and are happy to accept pre-orders. Enjoy a welcoming service with good quality homemade food and baking (gluten free range available), along with barista coffee. They are open 7 days a week.

Phone: +353 (0)89 246518
Email: kate.whitehead66@hotmail.co.uk

Mary Barry’s Pub and Restaurant

Located three miles from the major harbour of Kilmore Quay – Mary Barry’s is an award winning restaurant destination for seafood lovers from all over Ireland. For customers there are a huge range of dishes to choose from with Lemon Sole and Kilmore Crab among the bestsellers with plenty of meat and vegetarian options also. The restaurant is a child friendly venue. The enclosed beer-garden is a little piece of heaven on a fine day also providing a play area for children in this family friendly establishment. Courtesy bus also available.

Phone+353 53 913 5982
Email: marybarrysseafoodbarandrestaurant@gmail.com
Websitewww.marybarrys.ie

Mary Barry's
The Silver Fox Seafood Restaurant

The Silver Fox Seafood Restaurant established in 1991 has built up an enviable reputation for the quality of their culinary delights and hospitality. The award winning Silver Fox restaurant offers extensive A La Carte menu specialises on locally caught seafood and also offers a wide range of deliciously prepared dishes catering for all tastes and dietary requirements.

Phone:0539129888
Email: info@thesilverfox.ie
Website: www.thesilverfox.ie

Sunshine Chinese takeaway

Chinese takeaway located in Kilmore quay serving an extensive range of Chinese food.

Phone: (053) 9148933

Lick’d Ice Cream Parlour

Lick’d Ice Cream Parlour lLocated in the beautiful Kilmore Quay. AWARD winning ice cream dairy free options sweet treats sundaes wonderful coffee select tea.

Kilmore Quay Lodge

Formerly “The Wooden House”, this is one of Kilmore Quay’s oldest establishments. In addition to the bar and restaurant, accommodation is also provided. Food served daily. Live entertainment at the weekend.

Kehoes Pub & Maritime Heritage Centre

At the top of the hill opposite the church, you cannot miss Kehoe’s pub. Filled with maritime artefacts, the pub is a fascinating insight into local maritime history. Items recovered from local shipwrecks such as the SS Idaho are on display here. Food Served daily including fresh local seafood. Extensive beer garden and live music every weekend.

Phone+353 86 191 7995

Coast Hotel “ The Burrow” restaurant and The Quay Bar

The restaurant boasts of an extensive local and international influenced cuisine. Whether it is relaxing in our contemporary style restaurant ‘The burrow’ or delighting with their afternoon tea in the ‘Living Social’ an atmosphere is guaranteed. Their local bar ‘The Quay’ will have you entertained with live music at the weekends and live Sky sports throughout the week. While in the summer time you can sit and sip on our cocktails outside in our outdoor beer garden. The garden room is open all year round, supplying a warm, cosy feel to all their guest.
Coast Kilmore Quay is ideal for Sunday lunch, offering carvery between 12-2pm with a family friendly atmosphere. They cater for all dietary requirements with a Vegan menu also available.

Reception number053 914 8641
Bar/Restaurant Enquiries053 914 8641
Emailreception@coastkilmorequay.com
Website: coastkilmorequay.com

Accommodation
Rooms
Accommodation List. Kilmore Quay – B&B, Self Catering, Hotel, Campsite

B&B

Harbour Lights

harbour lights

Harbour Lights Bed and Breakfast is situated in the heart of Kilmore Quay.  This friendly establishment is owned and run by May Bates since 1992. It is Bord Failte Approved. Rooms are En-Suite with TV, Tea Making facilities and hairdryers provided.  Other Facilities include a Guests TV Lounge, a large garden and free private car park. Early Breakfast for those catching the ferry from Rosslare is also catered for.
Phone :  +353 53 912 9881
Email : harbourlights@live.ie
website: www.failtewexford.com/harbourlights

Innish View

Innish View
A warm welcome awaits you at Innish View Bed & Breakfast. Owned and run by Marie McGee, it is Bord Failte Approved. There is free off-road parking, and landscaped gardens for visitors use. Rooms are en-suite with TV, Tea/Coffee Making facility, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. In addition there is a TV lounge for guests use. Innish View offers Free Wi-Fi. It is centrally located in a quiet cul-de-sac area – only 5 minute’s walk to the Beach, Seafood Restaurants, Pubs and harbour area.
Phone:  + 353 53 912 9674
Email: Innishview1@eircom.net
Website: www.innishview.com

Quay House

Quay House
Centrally located, Quay House is a family run B&B in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Kilmore Quay. Only a short stroll away from all the local amenities, Quay House is the ideal place to stay while exploring the Sunny South East of Ireland. Quay House pride themselves in maintaining excellent standards in their B&B. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Breakfast is freshly cooked using locally sourced Irish products wherever possible. Additional facilities include a wash-room for water sports/angling gear and freezers for your catch as well as a free private car park.
Phone : +353 53 912 9988
Email: stay@quayhouse.net
Website: www.quayhouse.net

Self catering

The Haven

The Haven
Spacious bungalow in the heart of Kilmore Quay. situated in the heart of the village but on a private laneway, this house offers spectacular sea views overlooking the Saltee Islands, St. Patrick’s Bridge and Carnesore Point. A detached residence with its own private garden, the house features a living room and kitchen/dining room all with sea views and leading onto an integrated decking area ideal for outdoor living. There are 4 en-suite bedrooms, a separate bathroom with jacuzzi bath and additional dayroom.
Phone: John (087)2394809 9am-9pm

Bluebell Cottage

Bluebell Cottage
Traditional thatched cottage fully renovated in Kilmore Quay village. Walking distance to beach, harbour, pubs, restaurants, takeaways, hotel etc. off street parking and BBQ area for quests.
Phone: Veronica Maher (086) 8157816

Tide Cottage

Tide Cottage
Tide cottage is located beside the lifeboat House and adjacent to the harbour in Kilmore Quay. Beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants are all located just outside the front door. The cottage consists of an open plan kitchen/living/dining area. There are two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a shower room. Bed linen provided for minimum weekly bookings.
Phone: Marian (087)9732722

Seaward

Seaward
Seaward is a spacious, three-bed dormer bungalow situated on a large site in a quiet location. The house is on an elevated site with sea views from most rooms and even from the kitchen table. Seaward is near to the Lifeboat House in Kilmore Quay and is less than five minute’s walk from the harbour. There's lots of parking space behind and to the side of the house with plenty of room to accommodate several cars, boats, etc. Ther’s a very large, south-facing lawn to the front of the house which provides a safe space for kids to play. At the front of the house, there's an outdoor seating area where you can eat al fresco and enjoy views of the sea at the same time.
Phone: (087) 9732107

Coastal Cottage

Coastal Cottages offer an end-terraced and a mid-terrace cottage that sleeps 3 and 4 people respectively in the picturesque village of Kilmore Quay. Ideally located in the centre of the village, these cottages have their own private entrance directly onto the beach. A private lane leads down to the cottages from the main street. Partial Oil central heating and full storage heating are included. €2 electric coin metre, linen and towels, hairdryer, 20 TV channels, cot (on request), DVD player, microwave, dishwasher, realistic coal effect fire, washer/dryer, patio area, garden furniture, private off road parking. Sorry no pets.
Phone: +353 87 224 9146
Email:  info@coastal-cottage.com
Website: www.coastal-cottage.com

Castle View I & II

Castle View I &II are two self-catering bungalows at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking Ballyteige Burrow on the outskirts of Kilmore Quay. The houses are beautifully decorated to a high standard and fitted out with all modern
conveniences. More details on each house can be found at the following links:

Castle View I

Castle View II 

3 Ard na Bia

Ard na Ra

Overlooking Ballyteige Burrow this modern thatched house is conveniently located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Kilmore Quay village. Finished to a high standard, the house has 3 bedrooms, (sleeps 7) , 2 bathrooms and all mod cons including, cable tv, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher and microwave.  There is an enclosed private back garden with garden furniture – perfect for dining outdoors on your holiday. In the evening the sun sets over Ballyteige Burrow creating a stunning vista form the front garden.
Phone: +353 87 7957306
Website: www.daft.ie

Heron Cottage and Gannet Cottage

Heron Cottage and Gannet Cottage
Exceptionally Charming Former Coastguard Cottage with private entrance to beach in a quiet location in the fishing village Kilmore Quay,Co.Wexford with windows overlooking Saltees Islands Views with its flora fauna bird
colonies and seals. Property comprises: living kitchen dining room, with wooden/ tiled floors, wooden beams, a double bedroom with an ensuite shower room and a small adjoining single bedroom with sea views. Private sun drenched patio, plus raised 2nd patio with sea views with dining tables and chairs, and an outside utility closet housing a washer and dryer. Shower room is accessed from the main bedroom directly and contains Shower, WC and sink.
Phone : (053) 9175481
Email: SALES@RELAXIRELAND.COM
Website: relaxireland.com

Coast Hotel

Coast Kilmore Quay
Coast is conveniently located within walking distance of Olinda beach, Ballyteige Strand, Kilmore Quay Walking Trail, and the harbour. It is just a 25-minute drive from Rosslare Europort, and within easy reach of Wexford Town and Dublin City. All of the en-suite rooms at Coast are based around a central courtyard, with comfortable beds, a large screen TV, WiFi, complimentary tea and coffee, and an outdoor seating area. With parking directly in front of each room, moving kids and luggage can be done with ease.
Dining at Coast is awesome, with a stylish bar and bistro area serving the best of local produce from the farms and sea around Kilmore Quay. The ideal spot for a family occasion, dinner for two, or Sunday lunch.
Reception number: 053 914 8641
Bar/Restaurant Enquiries: 053 914 8641
Email: reception@coastkilmorequay.com
Website: coastkilmorequay.com

Kilmore Quay Camping & Holiday Park

Kilmore Quay Camping & Holiday Park
Newly opened, in the heart of Kilmore Quay, Kilmore Quay Camping & Holiday Park is an 8 acre, fully serviced site with 32 berths that can accommodate tents, campervans and caravans. On-site facilities include: showers, electrics, TV room (at no extra cost), payable laundry service available onsite, local shop at main entrance. Location is a 2 minute walk to all local amenities including bars, restaurants, take aways, children’s playground, church etc.

The season runs from March to October and we are closed in the Winter. The site can accommodate secure long term stays up to 6m at special rates for caravans. (Contact for more info on long-term stays). The site is fully wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets. Small dogs are welcome on a leash.
Phone: 053 9304102
Email: info@kilmorequaycampsite.ie

Attractions
Attractions

A few of the places of interest in Kilmore Quay & surrounds

Image courtesy John Holden
Kilmore Quay: a picturesque seaside fishing village with numerous thatch roof buildings. To Do:
Saltee Islands

The Little Saltee and Great Saltee islands are visible from Kilmore Quay. The Great Saltee has an impressive Gannet colony; day boat trips are available from the Quay. Phone 0872529736 for details.

The Burrow Walk
Tall ships on Ballyteige Burrow Bay
Tall ships on Ballyteige Burrow Bay – image courtesy Lisa Kineen

Of international conservation importance, Ballyteige Burrow or “the Burrow” as it is locally known, is one of the finest sand dune systems in the South East. The loop walk is graded as easy, approx 4km and includes walking along the seashore and through dunes.

Close Proximity To Do:

Numerous Blue flag Beaches approx 20km away, Rosslare, Carne, St Helens. (Curracloe & Ballinesker 30km).

Wexford Wild Fowl Reserve

29km from Kilmore Quay. Located on flat farmland on Wexford’s North Slob and first established in 1969 the reserve covers about 200 hectares, a quarter of the North Slob. It is part of the larger Wexford Slobs and Harbour Special Protected Area (SPA), a designated Ramsar Site, part of a Special Protection Area (SPA), a proposed National Heritage Area (pNHA), and a National Nature Reserve. It is in the European network of nature protected areas called Natura 2000, the aim of which is to secure the long-term survival of Europe’s most threatened and vulnerable species and habitats.

Over 250 bird species have been recorded on the Reserve, many of them Winter migrants from Greenland and Arctic Canada or from Scandinavia and Arctic Russia. Greenland White-fronted Geese are the most numerous and important goose species on the reserve and it is for them that it was established. They breed on the western lowlands of Greenland during the summer and winter in Ireland and Scotland from October to March. The North Slob holds about 8,500 or 45% of the current world population of Greenland White-fronted Goose during these months.

The birds and other wildlife on the Reserve can be watched from the 8 metre-tall observation tower and three other hides. The Pat Walsh Hide on the sea wall about 1 kilometre before the Centre itself overlooks the main channel. The Pump House Hides next to the car park overlook the main channel and the sea and the Robert Jobson Hide overlooks a reed-lined pond.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

40km from Kilmore Quay. Berthed at New Ross Quay the ship is a reproduction of a 1840s cargo ship that was later modified as an emigrant vessel. Guided tours, themed exhibitions and performers in costume depict the hardship suffered by the more than one million Irish who found themselves having to emigrate during the mid 1800s.

Dunbrody
New Ross Tapestry

40km from Kilmore Quay

John F Kennedy Arboretum

40km from Kilmore Quay

Irish National Heritage Park

25 km from Kilmore Quay.  Encompassing 35 acres of woodland, wetland, uplands, and estuaries, this open-air museum has to-scale replicas of places and buildings illustrative of some 9,000 years of Irish history, including dolmens, a ring fort, and early Christian monasteries. Sightseers can take a tour with a guide in period costume or stroll around in their own time. Children’s activities include panning for gold, "wattling" a house, and creating rock art. Regular workshops take place for adults such as learning traditional crafts and skills, wood carving and masonry. Also interesting is the new archaeological excavation of the Norman town that was also built here, which survived here up until the 1300s.

Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey - image courtesy Lisa Kineen

Approx 30 km from Kilmore Quay. The Abbey situated on the west shore of Bannow Bay in Co. Wexford, was one of the most powerful Cistercian foundations in the South East until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536. It was granted to the Colclough family who extensively modified the abbey church. In the 18th century, Sir Vesey Colclough built many of the battlements which can be seen around the abbey today. In the 1790s, John Colclough converted part of the abbey into a residence. He also built a flour mill close to the bridge. The final member of the Colclough family to live at Tintern was Lucy Marie Biddulph Colclough who left in 1959, the abbey was then taken into government care. Conservation works started in the early 1980s and exposed many features of the original Cistercian abbey, in recent years the walled garden has been fully restored as close to the original as possible. The Abbey, grounds and garden are open to the public.

Johnstown Castle and Agricultural Museum
Johnstown Castle
Image courtesy Ewa Neumann Black Soda Creative Studio

Approx 15km from Kilmore Quay the castle is open all year round and recommend you allow 2-3 hours for your visit to fully enjoy the castle, agricultural museum, lake walks and ornamental gardens. The guided castle tour is one hour (pre-booking is advised) (053) 918 4671

Hook lighthouse
Image courtesy Ewa Neumann Black Soda Creative Studio

Approx 45km from Kilmore Quay the 800 year old lighthouse is Iconic on the local landscape; it is one of the oldest working lighthouses in the world. Guided tours are available year-round and visitors can climb the 115 steps to the balcony for beautiful views.

Wexford Town: a Viking town (population 20,000) with a beautiful waterfront and harbour area. It is situated 20km from Kilmore Quay. To do:
Selskar Abbey

Founded in the 12 th Century it was left in ruins by Cromwell’s troops in 1649. The church ruins that stand there today date from 1818. Address: Tower Court, Ferrybank South, Wexford. Guided tours take place and information on days and times can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre, Crescent Quay. +353 1 605 7700.

National Opera House

Situated on high street in the heart of Wexford town, Opera, live music and dance in 2 auditorium spaces with horseshoe balconies, plus a cafe and 3 bars. Wexford Opera festival is held annually at the end of October. It is a three week event that in addition to Opera includes theatre, classical concerts, art exhibitions and fringe events.

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