The Saltee Islands are a bird haven that is untouched by civilization. Privately owned by the descendants of Prince Michael I, the islands are teeming with exotic birds and are also a breeding ground for Grey Seals. Popular with day-trippers, the Islands give you a chance to connect with nature. There are about 120 types of animals on the island and it falls on the migratory path of many birds.
The Great Saltee and Little Saltee islands that together constitute the Saltee islands are said to be one of the most ancient islands in Europe. There are records that sow people living here as far back as 3500 to 2000 BC.
Saltee Islands Travel Tips
- Permission for day visits to the Great Saltee, by courtesy of the Neale family, is not needed.
- Permission to visit the Little Saltee can not be granted due to the hazardous landing conditions.
- Bring water and a picnic.
- Bird watching is a popular activity here. Bring binoculars or powerful lenses for your cameras.
How to Reach Saltee Islands
- Boats leave from Kilmore Quay to Saltee Islands.
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13.42% of people who visit Wexford include Saltee Islands in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
48.39% of people start their Saltee Islands visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Saltee Islands
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saltee Islands
People normally club together Hook Lighthouse and Irish Agricultural Museum And Johnstown Castle Gardens while planning their visit to Saltee Islands.
People also prefer to end their day with Saltee Islands.