Place:Kilmuckridge, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland


Located inCounty Wexford, Republic of Ireland
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Kilmuckridge, formerly Ford or The Ford, is a village in County Wexford in Ireland near the Irish Sea coast which is popular with weekend visitors and holidaymakers. It lies on the R742 regional road south of Gorey.

The nearby beach at Morriscastle is popular with swimmers, walkers, horse riders and anglers, and is the focal point for a cluster of holiday home developments, caravan parks and camp sites. The village, formerly known as The Ford, is in the civil parish of Kilmuckridge and in the Catholic parish of Litter (from the Irish language Leitir, meaning a hillside). Kilmuckridge contains a number of historical buildings as well as restaurants, pubs, and shops.

Morriscastle, as the name suggests, was once the site of a mediaeval Norman castle that can be seen from the roadway. It is host to many rare flora and fauna and is part of a national heritage site, Kilmuckridge-Tinnaberna Sandhills. Morriscastle has also been awarded the Green Coast Beaches award.

The popularity of the village as a tourist resort has encouraged much building and development in recent decades, including a substantial wind farm.

Other beaches nearby include Ballinoulart, Tinnaberna and Ballynamona, which are generally secluded and less developed.

Blackwater Golf Course is located about five kilometres from Kilmuckridge. This 2400-yard Par 3 course is a major attraction for visitors.

Other places of note near Kilmuckridge are the historic villages of Blackwater, County Wexford, Curracloe, Boolavogue, Cahore, Ballygarrett and Courtown.

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