The road to Carnsore Point

Carnsore Point Cycle Route Loop

Distance: 33km
Climbing: 121m

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This is a short trip through a laid-back part of the country to Carnsore Point. Now the site of a wind farm, it is famous for being the site of a proposed nuclear plant in the 1970s. A protest movement found popular support and to this day Ireland remains nuclear-free.

This tour goes on to The Coombe, a huge beach next to Carnsore Point.

It’s a great short looped ride in the sunny southeast.

Attractions

Our Lady’s Island is a popular pilgrimage site.

Carnsore Point – the southeastern point of island where the Irish Sea and the Atlantic meet.

The long Coombe Beach lies between Carnsore point and Kilmore Quay.

Carnsore Point Cycle Route Loop Useful Info

There are plenty of people living in this area so it is not traffic-free, but Rosslare is a very small town and is easy to negotiate. Most of the roads on this trip are backroads.

Irish Rail runs several trains a day from Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort (this is the ferry port a few kilometres beyond Rosslare Train Station). There are only two bicycle spaces per train but you can prebook them online.

Useful Links

Rosslare – Kilmore Quay Loop

Irish Rail

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