European Vacation – October 3/19 – Wexford, Ireland – Hook Head Journey – Part 4 – Kilmore Quay – Thar She Blows

On our way back to Wexford, we took a detour to see this quaint little fishing village.

Kilmore Quay (meaning Quay of the big church) is a fishing village near Kilmore in County Wexford. Population as of 2016 was 372.

In addition to fishing, the village offers leisure activities such as sailing and sea angling charters. Boat trips are available from the village to the Saltee Islands, just off shore. The Saltee Islands are known for being Ireland’s largest bird sanctuary with gannets, gulls, puffins, cormorants, razorbills and guillemots.

Every summer, the village holds a seafood festival with fresh seafood served daily, live music in the local pubs, raft races and family fun.


Our stop was brief…..and very wet. Lorenzo’s winds nearly ripped the doors off the car and then blew us across the parking lot. We sheltered briefly behind a wall as the boats rocked back and forth at anchor, halyards slapping at their masts.

Thar She Blows

Down at Kilmore Quay

you’ll really be blown away

when Lorenzo comes.

4 thoughts on “European Vacation – October 3/19 – Wexford, Ireland – Hook Head Journey – Part 4 – Kilmore Quay – Thar She Blows

  1. I’m glad you went to visit Kilmore Quay too. I promise, it’s so much more appealing on a sunny summers day, and you can even go on a boat trip to Saltee islands where the puffins live. Something I would love to do one day. Thanks for sharing and greeting from rainy Ireland, it’s pouring rain non-stop today and due to coronavirus, the world-famous St.Patrcik’s Day parade has been cancelled! Can’t believe it – it’s one of the most interesting events on the Emerald Isle. I hope all is well. Aiva

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    1. We are glad too. We will go back on a calmer day and take the puffin cruise. We took a similar cruise from Newfoundland and also walked the shores near Vik, Iceland to see the puffins. Sorry for your rain, we had some yesterday and today is bright and sunny. Sounds like a good day for a walk. Yes, strange times for sure. Parades and gatherings cancelled and sports being played in empty stadiums. Hope this all gets sorted out. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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    1. There were no trees nearby. They likely blew away over the previous years. Good comment. I think Pat’s struggles with her coat and hair show it best. Thanks for reading and commenting Bernie. Allan


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