Download GPX file for this article
52.273055555556-6.3866666666667Map mag.png

Rosslare

From Wikivoyage
Jump to: navigation, search

Rosslare, also called Rosslare Strand, is a seaside resort in County Wexford in south-east Ireland, 9 miles (15 km) south of Wexford city. Rosslare has been a tourist resort for over 100 years. Billing itself the "Sunny South East", it prides itself on being the sunniest spot in Ireland, and records bear this out: Rosslare receives 300 hours more sunshine each year than the average place in Ireland. The long sandy strand attracts swimmers and families, while there are a number of good golf courses in the vicinity.

The port of Rosslare Harbour, 8 km south of Rosslare village, is the primary ferry terminal for the south of Ireland.

Get in[edit]

By ferry[edit]

Rosslare Harbour, 8 km south of Rosslare village, has regular ferry sailings from south Wales and France (Cherbourg and Roscoff).

  • Stena line. Operates a service to Fishguard (South Wales) twice daily and usually takes 3 hours 15 minutes. Departs from Rosslare 08:00 & 18:10 and from Fishguard 13:10 & 23:45.
  • Irish Ferries. Operates a service to Pembroke (South Wales) that takes 4 hours. Departs from Rosslare 08:45 & 20:45 and from Pembroke 14:45 & 02:45. Also goes to Cherbourg (France) two or three times a week, and to Roscoff (France) May-Sep.
  • Brittany Ferries. Operates a service from Rosslare to Roscoff (France) from end of April to end of Sept. Departs Rosslare 17:00 and arrives 11:00 the next day & departs Roscoff 18:30 and arrives 11:00 the next day.

By train[edit]

Irish Rail has three daily trains to Dublin and two to Waterford and Limerick. The station in the resort village is called 1 Rosslare Strand, and the station at Rosslare Harbour is 2 Rosslare Europort. Trains to Dublin and Waterford start and terminate at the Europort station, while Rosslare Strand is the next station on the line.

By car[edit]

Rental cars are available for hire. Dublin is accessed via the N25 to Wexford, then the N11. Waterford and Cork are reached via the N25.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Rosslare Fort.

Do[edit]

Golf[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Off Rosslare Strand. Between Rosslare Harbour and Carnsore Point is Carne Beach.

Cycle[edit]

The flat south Wexford countryside is perfect for cycling.

Fishing[edit]

Off the local beaches. Deepsea fishing from nearby Kilmore Quay.

Birdwatching[edit]

Much migratory bird activity around Rosslare Point on the flats of Wexford Bay. Also at the Saltee Islands (accessible from Kilmore Quay).

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • The Lobster Pot, Carne Beach.
  • La Marine, Kelly's Hotel.
  • Tides Gastro Pub, cnr Strand & Station Rd.

Drink[edit]

  • The Bay Bar & Lounge, Cliff Road (Around the corner from Garda Station), +353 53 913-2340. Traditional Pub with Music every weekend.

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Kilmore Quay
  • Wexford
  • Carne Beach
  • Hook Head
  • John F. Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross
  • National Heritage Park, Wexford town
This city travel guide to Rosslare is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!