Kilmuckridge (Irish place name|Cill Mhucraise|) is a small village in
County Wexfordin Ireland near the Irish Seacoast which is popular with weekend visitors and holidaymakers. It lies on the R742 regional roadkm 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".
Catholic Churchwas built in 1796 and the Church of Irelanddates 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.
Ballywater Wind Farm
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* [http://www.kilmuckridge.com kilmuckridge.com]
* [http://www.wexford.ie/Environment/greenCoast.htm Wexford Beach Awards site]
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