Passage East

Passage East is a small , friendly fishing village oriented around two open squares. The fishing village is built beneath a high escarpment with small squares and streets; there are no fewer than three quays: Boathouse Quay. Haketts Quay and Middle Quay. From here people can hop on the ferry that crosses the River Suir to the Wexford side Ballyhack. Passage East hosts the Mussel Festival in September which features exhibitions, cooking demonstrations, fishing tips and mussel tasting. It was here that Strongbow landed in 1170, and a year later that Henry II landed with 4,000 men in 400 ships.


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