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Saltee Islands

Kilmore Quay, Ireland
+353 87 252 9736
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I love this place!

I have visited the Saltee Islands in Wexford many times now, and it is one of my favourite places... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily G
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Dublin, Ireland
A great place to have a picnic

A pleasant 20 minute boat trip brings you out to the Saltee islands . The islands are uninhabited... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
mlb186643
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Wexford, Ireland
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“sea birds” (17 reviews)
“boat trip” (13 reviews)
“bird life” (6 reviews)
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Kilmore Quay, Ireland
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+353 87 252 9736
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Saltee Islands in Wexford many times now, and it is one of my favourite places in Ireland. I go in the Summer to take photos of the birds. The Ferry trip over is always fun. I would recommend that you were...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A pleasant 20 minute boat trip brings you out to the Saltee islands . The islands are uninhabited except for rabbits and birds . Your stay is approx 4 hours and you will need to bring food and water with you as there isn't anything...More

1  Thank mlb186643
Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you enjoy rugged, celtic magic feeling, then this is a must.. Just off the Quay of Kilmore.. Kilmore Quay is incredibly quaint with whitewashed thatched cottages, fishermen bringing their catch into small harbour, lovely fish & chip shops & a couple of restaurants..

Thank winnie s
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Have been to the Saltees twice and on both occasions the weather has been gorgeous. The boat trip over can be a bit choppy and you can get wet if you sit in the wrong place. I sat right by the door of the driver...More

1  Thank Pearlwort
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

A very nice easy hike, crystal clear water and a bird photographers dream. Ferry is very small only 12 people at a time so book early. This is a must see for nature lovers and or photographers.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first 2 yrs ago. Likewise the weather was equally spectacular and that's why it was magical. Getting there: We drove from Dublin that morning, to Kilmore Harbour. It took 2hrs. I had...More

2  Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Visited the islands with a group of photographer friends last weekend. Fantastic colonies of puffins, gannets and other birds. Great photo ops. Highly recommended to see these beautiful birds up close... PLEASE RESPECT THEM THOUGH!

Thank cfc_7
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Island for photographers. Two Gannet colony's, Puffins, Razor Bills, Guillemots etc not easy getting onto the Island but all part of the fun

2  Thank Noel R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The boat trip over from Kilmore Quay was fabulous even though the weather was cold and miserable. On arrival at the Saltee islands at 11:20, we requested what we thought was the earliest collection..... 4 hours is a long time to spend here unless you're...More

4  Thank deedeeone
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great trip for adults and children alike. bring suitable clothing depending on the day. Unfortunately there was no running commentary on what we were looking at which was disappointing. Might be helpful to bring a bird book as there are many different species to see....More

4  Thank stormcloudKildare
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alenaonly
3 August 2017|
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Response from AlanMerrins | Reviewed this property |
I had the number in my contacts list: Declan Bates - +353872529736 Have fun!! Alan
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Nicole S
6 July 2017|
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Response from AlanMerrins | Reviewed this property |
Yes you'll get great shots with a 300mm. The bird colonies are very close. The birds seem almost 'tame'. The gannet colony is incredible, you feel like you are almost in the middle of them. There were several seals, but... More
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Prashy21
23 March 2017|
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Response from moorem99 | Reviewed this property |
There are two small cruisers that take passengers over to the islands. Seats about 12 / 14 per boat. Journey us about 15 minutes tops.
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