is a village in County Wexford
, a few miles northeast of the town of Wexford
. It lies on the R742 regional road
at the junction with R743
, and is linked to the long and sandy Curracloe Strand (beach) by the short R743 road, to the east. Curracloe sees a huge influx of holiday travelers every summer, who stay in bed & breakfast inns, mobile homes and caravan parks.
Ballinesker Beach / Curracloe Strand
Ballinesker Beach, Curracloe Stand, Ballinesker, were used for the filming of the D-Day
sequence in Saving Private Ryan
, due to similarity to Omaha Beach
. Filming began June 27, 1997, and lasted for two months. The village of Curracloe lacked 3-phase electricity but when the film company decided to film here, it was connected.