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Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford

Certificate of the Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company

The village of Rosslare Harbour grew up to serve the needs of the harbour of the same name , first developed in 1906 by the Great Western Railway and the Great Southern and Western Railway to accommodate steamferry traffic between Great Britain and Ireland. Rosslare Harbour railway station opened on 30 August 1906.

Although the harbour itself is located close to the previously existing settlement of Ballygeary, it was named after the village of Rosslare, some 4 km away along the coast.

The village of Ballygeary was divided into two townslands, one known as tin town and the other as straw town. It is believed this was because of the roofs on the houses.

The village has a number of guesthouses, hotels, a Roman Catholic church, a bank and some shops. Just south of the harbour is a small strand leading to Greenore Point, where grey seals are usually to be seen. Bus transport[edit source | edit]

The main bus route serving Rosslare Harbour is Bus Éireann Expressway route 40 which provides several services a day to/from Waterford via New Ross. Local route 370 replaces the rail service to Waterford and runs twice a day each way serving locations in South County Wexford previously served by the railway; Bridgetown, Wellingtonbridge and Campile. Expressway route 2 used to link the Harbour with Dublin Airport every hour but was withdrawn in September 2012. There is now only one through bus to Dublin departing the Harbour at 08.00 . It runs cross-country via Tullow. Route 132 operates on Thursdays only providing a link to Dublin via Carnew. See also[edit source | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland List of RNLI stations Rosslare Europort railway station References[edit source | edit] ^ "Rosslare Harbour". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07.  ^
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Rail to Rosslare Harbour

Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford is served by Rosslare Europort.

Bus to Rosslare Harbour

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 132:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Rosslare Europort
      • Rosslare Europort - Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop)
    • 370:
      • Outer Ring Rd (Dunmore Rd Roundabout) - Rosslare Europort
      • Rosslare Europort - Waterford Regional Hospital (Terminus)
    • 379:
      • Ballycanew (St Endas NS) - Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn)
      • Rosslare Europort - Ballycanew (St Endas NS)
    • 385:
      • Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn) - Rosslare Europort
    • 40:
      • Rosslare Europort - Tralee (Bus Station)
      • Tralee (Bus Station) - Rosslare Europort

Things to See and Do in Rosslare Harbour

Yola Farmstead Folk Park

Tagoat, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, Ireland
A 5 acre complex of old buildings, Geordie Art Gallery, playground, walks, large indoor skatepark

Guesthouses in Rosslare Harbour

Ferryport House B&B Ferryport House B&B

Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare, Co. Wexford
Situated in Rosslare Harbour, the Ferryport House is within a 2-minute drive of Rosslare Europort and a 20-minute drive of Wexford. The property offers free WiFi and free parking. Guests can enjoy the onsite restaurant.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Rosslare Harbour

Anchor House Bed & Breakfast Anchor House Bed & Breakfast

St. Patrick's Road, Kilrane, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare, Co. Wexford
Situated in Kilrane, just 2 minutes’ drive from Rosslare Europort, Anchor House is a family-run B&B with free Wi-Fi and off-road private parking.

Archways B&B Archways B&B

Rosslare Road (N25), Rosslare Harbour, Wexford, Co. Wexford
Boasting stylish rooms with iPod docks and homemade cookies, Archways is an award-winning B&B. It is set within 1 and half acres of landscaped gardens near Rosslare Harbour, just 5 minutes’ drive from the ferryport.

Ashley Lodge Bed & Breakfast Ashley Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Ballycowan Tagoat, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Rosslare Ferry Port, Ashley Lodge is a 4-star B&B offering early breakfasts and free parking. Set in the Wexford countryside with spacious gardens, it is a 15-minute drive from Wexford town.

Carragh Lodge B&B Carragh Lodge B&B

Ballygerry Station Road, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Carragh Lodge is a family-run B&B located on a peaceful road off the N25, just 3minutes’ drive from Rosslare Europort. This modern bungalow is within walking distance of local pubs, restaurants and a supermarket.

Clifford House B & B Clifford House B & B

Martin's Road, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Situated in the heart of Rosslare Harbour, Clifford House B & B features landscaped gardens overlooking the sea and free on-site parking. The ferry port is just a 2-minute drive away.

Cloverlawn B&B Cloverlawn B&B

Kilrane, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Only 3 minutes’ drive from Rosslare Ferryport, this family-run bed and breakfast is set in mature gardens with free private parking. Cloverlawn is located just off the N25 road, and guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and early breakfasts.

Cranny Cranny's B&B

Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Situated in Rosslare Harbour, just 2 minutes’ drive from the ferry port, this charming B&B has an outside deck where you can relax in warm weather, and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking on site.

Old Orchard Lodge B&B Old Orchard Lodge B&B

Kilrane, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Just a 2-minute drive from Rosslare Ferryport, the Old Orchard Lodge offers its guests home-cooked cakes and scones on arrival. This 4-star bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Kilrane village surrounded by lawned gardens.

Padua B&B Padua B&B

Kilscoran, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
This 4-star B&B is located just 3km from the peaceful setting of Rosslare Harbour Europort, offering bright rooms with free Wi-Fi, and free parking. Full Irish breakfasts are available, and Wexford is a 15-minute drive away.

Springfield B & B Springfield B & B

N25 / St. Patricks Road, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Springfield B & B is located just 1km from Rosslare Ferryport. The sandy beaches of County Wexford can be reached in only 5 minutes’ drive. Guests benefit from free on-site parking and a garden to enjoy in the summer evenings.

St. Martin St. Martin's

St. Martin's Road, Rosslare Harbour, Wexford, Co. Wexford
St Martin's provides free parking and and free WiFi, and is 500 metres from the harbour entrance. With bright and elegant rooms, the house is set amongst pretty gardens.

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