The Saltee Islands

The Saltee Islands are situated about 5 km from Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. The two islands are called Great and Little Saltee, and are privately owned. The Great Saltee is a famous sea bird sanctuary for gannets, puffins, shags, guillemots, razorbills and gulls. When I visited Great Saltee in early June, I was fortunate to see thousands of seabirds congregating in groups across the island. The island is open to the public, and ferries can be arranged at Kilmore Quay. For more information, check out the Saltee Islands website.

 

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Greater Saltee

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Razorbill

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Puffins

 

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Guillemots

 

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Gannets

 

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Lesser black backed gull and chicks

 

 

 

 

 

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