Kilmore Quay is on the south coast of Wexford situated, 13 miles east
of Hook Head and 10.5 miles west of Rosslare Harbour.
Quay is a small fishing village with picturesque, thatched houses and
a pretty harbour.
stretch 9km / 5 miles west of the village and provide an interesting
walk along the beach, in the 240ha of burrows or the 170 ha saltmarsh,
which support Red Data Book protected flora and fauna. The area is
designated a Special Protection Area (EU), Natural Heritage Area,
Special Area of Conservation, Statutory Nature Reserve, CORINE Biotope
Site, European Biogenetic Reserve, Area of Outstanding Landscape and
Area of Landscape Importance. The site is also the wintering home to
one third of Ireland’s visiting Bewick's swan in addition to:
3 miles offshore,
lie the Saltee Islands, Ireland's largest bird sanctuaries for gulls,
gannets, puffin and cormorants. It is possible to anchor off the
islands or boat trips run from Kilmore Quay daily. The local seafood
festival in July includes live music, dancing and lots of seafood.
Quay harbour provides complete protection and has a 60-berth, secure
marina with water, electricity and diesel available on the quay. There
are 15 visitor berths.
Kilmore Quay also has a chandlery, marine engineering service, lift
out service, a Mersey Class Lifeboat, a supermarket, post office, a
hotel, restaurants and a pub.
initial fix waypoint for a final approach: 52° 9.200' N, 006° 35.300'
W - Kilmore Quay’s safe water mark
(red and white buoy Iso 10s).
The harbour leading
marks are at 007.8° in-line (red and white pylons Oc White 4s) leading
to a 1.9m chart datum channel to the harbour’s southeast corner and
the 25m, east-facing entrance.
Rear alignment beacon position: 52° 10.440’N, 006° 35.055’W.
The end of the west
breakwater (QRG 7m, 5M green sector 354° to 003° leading to the
harbour): 52° 10.230' N, 006° 35.190' W.
Be aware of
outlying rocks, strong currents, impact of strong SE winds and
navigating fishing boats. On final approach, keep 25m off the western
breakwater then turn hard to port for the entrance. The marina is in
the northeast corner of the harbour LWS draught - 6.23 ft / 1.9m.
HW Cobh +0014 (+0019sp, +0009np)
stream: Dover HW to +0500 west-southwest, Dover HW +0600 to -0100
Saltee Sound spring
rate tides can reach 3.5kn with many eddies.
Admiralty Chart 2740 coves the Saltee Islands & Kilmore Quay at a
scale of 1:25,000, Imray charts C57 / C61 or Discovery Ordinance
Survey map 77.