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Saltee Islands

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Address: Kilmore Quay, Ireland
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+353 87 252 9736

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Wildlife photography

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Noel R
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Noel R
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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 an ornithologist as there's not a lot else to see or do. Watched the seals... More 

Thank deedeeone
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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. Visitors can spend the day on the island or just do the round boat trip... More 

2 Thank stormcloudKildare
Reading, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A short trip by boat from Kilmore Quay, this small and peaceful island is well worth a visit for its varied bird life and fresh air walks. Highly recommended for anyone with a few hours to spend or make a day of it with a picnic.

1 Thank RWB2012
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We took the advice of one of the locals and booked a trip to the Saltee Islands in May to photograph the wildlife. In short, it is a beautifully unspoilt island with only one family on the entire island (the owners). The colours of the flowers, sea, rocks and of course the wonderful birdlife is outstanding.

2 Thank moorem99
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were taking a trip around Ireland and decided to take a detour to Kilmore Quay on our way to Wexford. We were hoping to take an impromptu trip around the Saltee Islands. We parked for free on the Quay itself and took a short stroll towards the harbour. There was a large sign saying Saltee Ferry... More 

5 Thank Jan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

when I was told that we were going on this trip my first impression was "oh no, island means boat" I was so scared to go on the boat and so excited to see the island too, the boat ride out was so fun it took about 15 mins to get out and when you are literally right next to... More 

1 Thank Mimibh1808
Madrid, Spain
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147 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was a real highlight of the trip despite the awful experience with the only boatman allowed to stop tourists off at the island. We had (sms proof) arranged for him to pick us up at a certain hour and he arrived over an hour late. We were a large group of 20 and Declan (as I said the only... More 

1 Thank SarahJupiter
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

As part of our visit to Ireland, we agreed that the Saltee islands looked like a must see. We were not disappointed! The weather turned out to be excellent, and the boat trip across to the island was extremely fun (although a little wet!) Upon our arrival, we preceded to explore the island, heading towards the throne and the head,... More 

Thank Giideon
Bray, Ireland
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nature lovers are spoiled there. Even though it's private island there is only tiny bit used by owners. Rest it absolutely wild. Lots of birds, wild plants, seals, rabbits..Great place to spot certain species fe. puffins. To get there the best is to use Declan Bate's boats (25€ per adult) . He brings you at 11, and collects 3.30. I... More 

2 Thank Sylwia A

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