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 Expressway route 2 used to link the Harbour with Dublin Airport every hour but was withdrawn in September 2012.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.  ^ http://www.buseireann.ie
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Rail to Rosslare Harbour

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

Bus to Rosslare Harbour

  • Bus routes operated by Wexford Bus:
    • Wexford - Rosslare
  • Bus routes operated by Bus Eireann:
    • 132: Dublin - Tullow - Carnew - Rosslare Europort
    • 370: Waterford - New Ross - Duncannon - Wexford
    • 379: Wexford - Curracloe - Kilmuckridge - Gorey
    • 385: Wexford - Rosslare Strand - Rosslare Europort
    • 40: Rosslare Harbour - Waterford - Cork - Killarney - Kerry Airport - Tralee
    • 5: Dublin - Tullow/Gorey - Enniscorthy - New Ross - Waterford

Things to See and Do in Rosslare Harbour

Yola Farmstead Folk Park

Tagoat, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, Ireland
A 5 acre complex of thatched, vernacular farm buildings and cottages dating from the late 1700s. Traditional Yola banquets with music are also available for groups. Open Seasonal. Admission. Contact yolafst@iol.ie

Hotels in Rosslare Harbour

BEST WESTERN Rosslare Danby Lodge BEST WESTERN Rosslare Danby Lodge

Rosslare Road, Killinick, Co. Wexford
Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, this 18th-century hotel has been recently refurbished. Situated just minutes from Rosslare Europort and Wexford Town the hotel also offers free parking, elegant spacious bedrooms and a warm Irish welcome.

Harbour View Hotel Harbour View Hotel

Rosslare Harbour, Wexford, Co. Wexford
Harbour View Hotel overlooks Rosslare Europort, and offers a high standard of accommodation in County Wexford. This hotel on Ireland’s south east coast provides free parking and Wi-Fi, and has its own bar.

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 boasts its own Fusion Restaurant, and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.

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

Station Road, Ballygerry, 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.

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.

Oldcourt House Bed and Breakfast Oldcourt House Bed and Breakfast

Oldcourt House, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
This family-run B&B is set overlooking Rosslare Harbour Bay, 2 minutes’ drive from Rosslare Europort. It offers spacious, en suite accommodation with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and views of the bay.

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.

St. Martin St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast

St. Martin's Road, Rosslare Harbour, Wexford, Co. Wexford
Located in Rosslare Harbour, St Martins Bed and Breakfast provides free parking, early breakfasts and free Wi-Fi just 15 minutes by car from Wexford town. With bright and elegant rooms, the house is set amongst pretty gardens.

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