Sqigl Restaurant & Roche's Bar
Sqigl (pronounced Squiggle) is located beside Roche’s pub in the small seaside village of Duncannon in south Co Wexford. It’s a small intimate restaurant serving modern Irish cuisine.
Sqigl is a small restaurant beside Roche’s pub in the centre of Duncannon village serving modern Irish cuisine. Sqigl sources the cream of local produce, using locally grown garden produce, vegetables and only use the freshest fish landed by local fishermen at the harbour around the corner. Specialising in seafood, they have daily fish specials and the menus change seasonally. Also using the finest quality locally sourced Wexford beef and lamb. With light decor, and a modern cooking style Sqigl aims to provide flavour some hearty food with a touch of flair.
This was their website .
The content is from the site's 2013 archived pages.
The Sqigl restaurant remains open even though its site's domain registration expired. The Roches Bar's website: www.rochesbar.ie/ offers the most up to date information and menus for this Duncannon restaurant & bar.
Meanwhile the new owner of www.sqiglrestaurant.com/ has chosen to keep the Sqigl site's 2013 content and to encourage visitors to Ireland to visit Sqigl restaurant anf the Roches Bar. If you check out the Yelp reviews for the Sqigl restaurant, you will find it is highly recommended (4 1/2* out of 5*).
Modern Irish in Duncannon & Around
PRICE: restaurant mains €20-25, bar mains €7-13
HOURS: restaurant 6-9pm Wed-Sat, bar noon-9pm daily
CONTACT: 051-389 188
Bob and Eileen Roche’s fine traditional bar in the centre of Duncannon village serves the local community (and discerning visitors) well. There’s an old bar at the front, pleasingly free of improvements, and it gradually develops more towards the back which keeps the younger crowd and the oldies in their preferred spaces. The couple left behind in the US a highly successful business (a service carpet cleaning NYC) to come to the significantly more inviting environment of Wexford to launch the restaurant. "We were lost in the Big Apple, only to be found again in Wexford" is the sign above the register that explains it all.
The bar food menu offers a selection of hot dishes, salads and sandwiches, plus some daily specials, including traditional chowder and panini. There is something for everyone – and if the weather is fine, you can now enjoy it out in the beer garden.
On our menu we have locally caught fish sourced from Local Fishermen and Fish Merchants Fish Ahoy!, & Gone Fishing.
Our meats are bought from Kavanagh Meats from New Ross, our family butcher, where all the beef is guaranteed Irish. Our garden produce is sourced locally where possible from Keelings of Wexford.
We also have our own Herb Garden and grow most of our lettuces and other vegetables ourselves during the summer. We use Dillon’s Londis in Fethard-on-Sea for anything we run out of!
Other notable suppliers include Honey from Kennedy’s at the Hook, Tomatoes from Wallace’s of Horeswood, Carrigbyrne Cheese, all Milks, Creams and Butters from Wexford Creamery, Hook Head Potatoes from Rowe’s in Fethard-on-Sea, Wexford made Paganini Ice-Cream and of course Wexford Strawberries when in seaso.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO
Duncannon is a picturesque fishing village with beautiful sandy beach, located in South West Wexford and is within a close distance to some among other tourist attractions. They saying goes that on the Hook Peninsula you will find “a beach a day for a fortnight!”.
is the ideal Kite-Surfing and Wind Surfing Beach for learners and experienced alike Contact www.hookedkitesurfing.ie for lessons.
Wexford’s Kite Surfing Festival
is held in Duncannon at the end of August every year.
The Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival
is held in August of each year. The sandy beach is a prime location for the festival and it’s especially suited to sand sculpting. The sculptures are made by professional groups with competitions open to the public. There are also a myriad of events – Tug of War, soccer tournaments, drag Queen competitions, etc – organised over the weekend to keep everyone entertained.
is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1588 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada.
Duncannon Fort Military Re-enactment and Vehicle Show
takes place at the Fort over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The Fort is taken over by Re-enactors and Military Vehicles from throughout the ages of time and history. The colour and pageantry of this event is unsurpassed.
Cockleshell Arts Gallery
is also within the grounds of the Fort and is home to many fine works of our local artists. The scenic Hook Peninsula offers some of the most stunning scenery in the country while the Hook Lighthouse is one of the oldest operational lighthouses in Europe.
is a large mansion house on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland that is said to have been haunted both by the devil and by the ghost of a young woman.
It is open to the public for tours and bicycle rentals.
Dunbrody house hotel
Spa & cookery school is 2km from Duncannon
South East Charters
provide Whale watching day trips from Duncannon to Hook Head, also for up to 12 anglers and divers can be catered for, day trips to Waterford and New Ross also available
offer Kayaking,Canoeing,Coasteering,Surfing,Hill walking,Rock Climbing,Abseiling,Orienteering,Archery. 3km from Duncannon
Abbey 18 hole Par 3 Golf Club is 5km from Duncannon
(0)51 39 7400
Address: Winningtown, Fethard on Sea, Co.Wexford
the location that the Normans first landed in Ireland in 1169. This area is also home to the ruins of two Cistercian Abbeys, Tintern Abbey and Dunbrody Abbey and is steeped in history and heritage.
New Ross is known as the birthplace of the great-grandfather of the late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and one can visit the family homestead at Dunganstown, the JFK Arboretum and the JFK Dunbrody Famine Ship.
For those interested in a round of golf there are a few options.
Abbey par three 18-hole golf course is situated within three miles of Duncannon while those seeking a tougher challenge do not have much further to go to take on the greens and fairways at Faithlegg GC or New Ross GC.
Anyone with sea legs will be able to arrange day trips for deep sea angling and those who prefer a relaxing stroll will prefer Kilmokea Manor and Gardens or the aforementioned JFK arboretum.
Wexford town is located about 20 miles from Duncannon while Waterford city is also close via the Passage East Car Ferry which sails from Ballyhack.