Kilmuckridge


Kilmuckridge

Kilmuckridge (Irish place name|Cill Mhucraise|) is a small 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 km to mi | 22 | abbr=yes | precision=0 south of Gorey. The village serves the popular resort of Morriscastle, which as the name suggests was once the site of a Medieval Norman Castle. The beach is host to many rare flora and fauna and is a national heritage site. Morriscastle has also been awarded the Green Coast Beaches award [http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geunlA9rxGFHEAR5RLBQx.?p=green+coast+beach+morriscastle&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt&meta=vc%3DcountryIE] .

The village's popularity as a tourist resort and its excellent beach have encouraged much recent building and development including a substantial wind farm. The present rate of pace of growth has become a local issue. The village, formerly known as "The Ford", is in the Catholic parish of Litter "(Leitir, a hillside)." Kilmuckridge boasts a number of historical buildings, restaurants and pubs, the best known hostelry being 'The Crosses'. The local shop is "Hammels".

The Catholic Church was built in 1796 and the Church of Ireland dates from 1815.

ocial and cultural

The village is also host to the the annual "Kilmuckridge Drama Festival", a celebration of the performing arts. Drama groups from the surrounding area participate in producing plays, and all are performed in the course of a week. The plays are judged by professional adjudicators, and a small prize giving ceremony occurs after the last production.

ee also

* Ballywater Wind Farm
* List of towns in the Republic of Ireland

External links

* [http://www.kilmuckridge.com kilmuckridge.com]
* [http://www.wexford.ie/Environment/greenCoast.htm Wexford Beach Awards site]


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