Fodor's Expert Review Saltee Islands

Kilmore Quay Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Ireland's largest bird sanctuary, the Saltee Islands make a fine day trip from Kilmore Quay. You can see kittiwakes, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, gulls, and petrels, especially in late spring and early summer when several million seabirds nest among the dunes and rocky scarp on the southernmost of the two islands. From mid-May to mid-September, look for boats at the village waterfront or on the marina to take you to the islands, weather permitting.

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Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford  Ireland

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