Kilmore Quay Walking Trail
Kilmore Quay, County Wexford, Ireland
Kilmore Quay Walking Trail starts at the car park beside Kilmore Quay harbour. The trail leads you past a memorial garden dedicated to those lost at sea. From there the trail takes you onto Ballyteigue Burrow. Kilmoetres of sand dunes abundant with flora and fauna.
Of international conservation importance, Ballyteigue Burrow or the Burrow as it is locally known is one of the finest sand dune systems in the South East. The waymarked walking route is along the path by the fence that separates the dunes from the adjoining farmland and back along the beach.
Walking along the shore provides the opportunity to watch passing seabirds. Little terns occasionally nest on the beach at the western end. In the dunes, you will see meadow pipits, wrens, stonechats and linnets. In spring and autumn, wheatears and reed buntings pass through. The song of the skylark, a sound becoming scarce in much of the country, fills the dunes during spring and early summer,
Steeped in maritime history the village is also worth a stroll around. Take in the fishing port, quaint thatched cottages, the children’s playground and playful seals in the harbour. Just offshore, the unspoiled Saltee Islands are a haven for sea-birds, surrounded by abundant marine life.
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More information about the Kilmore Quay Walking Trail here