Saltmills is a small village located in the south-west of County Wexford, in Ireland. The village is located at the head of a small inlet that enters Bannow Bay. The village received it's apt name from the renowned Iron Age salt mills that existed just outside the village. Details[edit sourceÂ | edit]
The village contains a pub, a shop which opens on Wednesdays to sell the local newspapers, and very little else. Also located here is the Colclough Memorial Hall, which is used for community activities, especially card playing among the village's many elderly residents. It is named after the Colclough family who once lived at nearby Tintern Abbey. The Colcloughs first arrived at the former Abbey in the 16th century and left in 1959. Saltmills itself was established in 1814 by Caesar Colclough to replace the old village at Tintern Abbey which was then demolished. See also[edit sourceÂ | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland References[edit sourceÂ | edit]
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Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
A Cistercian abbey, founded circa 1200 by William the Earl Marshal, and named arter Tintern in Wales. The remains consist of the nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister.