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"Thatched roofs and friendly seals" Kilmore Quay Favorite Tip by RachaelG

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Favorite thing: Kilmore Quay is a lovely village in the South of Ireland. I have also been futher along the coast to Dunmore East, which is also lovely.
Be warned though - there is no ATM in Kilmore Quay.
Make sure you go down to the harbour late afternoon/evening and you will see 2 local seals who now live in the harbour. One of them is blind.
You can also catch a boat out to the Saltee Is and see puffins (only in summer time when they are nesting) which saves a trip to Iceland! The man who runs the boats is Declan but he has is no sign anywhere on how to contact him so ask at your accomodation for them to contact him for you. You don't have to do all day trips, he will take you out for a quick trip to see the birds also.
Kilmore Quay is lovely, but if you want traditional Irish music, you won't find it here - Doolin on the West coast of Ireland is the place to go for that.
Also, Kilmore Quay is light on for average priced pub grub. (only 1 pub was serving meals when we were there).
If you have to make a choice b/t Kilmore Quay & Dunmore East, Dunmore East is slightly better (but Kilmore Quay is still worth a visit if you have the time).
If you do stay in Kilmore Quay, stay at the most helpful & friendly B&B in Ireland, Libgate House - I highly recommend it (on LHS of the main rd as you head into town).

Fondest memory: The puffins, seals and thatched roofs.

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  • Updated Jun 2, 2004
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