Rosslare Europort is located on the very tip of south-east Co. Wexford at Rosslare Harbour, and is the closest point in the south of Ireland to the UK. The harbour is a major transport route between Ireland, the UK and France. The regular sailings from Rosslare Europort are to Fishguard, Pembroke, Cherbourg, Roscoff, Cherbourg and Le Havre.

Ferry port at Rosslare Harbour
Copyright Brian Boyce

Much of the port itself is built on reclaimed land. In the 1990s a dragline was used in the construction of the northwest part of the port.

At the mouth of the River Slaney is Wexford Harbour. This is a large and sheltered harbour but it is also quite shallow. Beyond the harbour lies Wexford Bay, between Rosslare Point and Greenore Point.

A regular visitor to Wexford Harbour is the graceful red throated diver.

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