Rosslare – Kilmore Quay Cycle Loop
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This loop runs from Rosslare down to the pretty seaside village of Kilmore Quay.
From there you head east along a road running parallel to the coast towards Carnsore Point – Ireland’s southeastern tip, and then on to nearby Coombe Beach.
Then it is not far to return to Rosslare.
This area is perfect for cycling – flat, scenic, near the coast and nicknamed The Sunny Southeast.
The fishing village of Kilmore Quay is a popular destination in summertime.
The Saltee Islands lie off the coast of Kilmore Quay and form one of Ireland’s largest bird sanctuaries. They are uninhabited and easy to visit on a day trip.
Our Lady’s island is a site of pilgrimage near Carnsore Point.
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.
Rosslare – Kilmore Quay Cycle Loop Useful Info
There are two very brief stretches on the N25, but there is a wide shoulder on the road at these points.
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.