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Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

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North Slob, Ardcavan, Ireland
+353 76 100 2660
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A Must See for Nature Lovers

There are blinds for viewing the birds and walkways over the ground that make it all-so-easy to see... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Cork, Ireland
Loved it

This was created in 1969 ish. It's a great location and the staff are very helpful. Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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North Slob, Ardcavan, Ireland
+353 76 100 2660
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

There are blinds for viewing the birds and walkways over the ground that make it all-so-easy to see what's there. And there is a good variety of birds there; and hares, too The centre and the displays are most informative and the blinds are clean...More

1  Thank OSirideain
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This was created in 1969 ish. It's a great location and the staff are very helpful. Wonderful range of wildlife, a bit dated but who cares when you can see Wexford town, the coastline and wildlife

1  Thank Rosslareharbour
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great wildfowl reserve especially for bad weather. The observation tower gives excellent views of the fields and sea. Reserve staff are very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank tripb0y2000
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I visited in March 2017.It was quite easy to find with ample parking. It is very well designed reserve with both small lakes around the reserve buildings, which house a small captive collection of waterfowl,and hides giving great views of the surrounding wetlands and the...More

2  Thank wolftone328
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A whole new in depth experience of the natural habitat of our beautiful wildlife and surroundings what an experience one to be recommended highly and what a treat to have such a place like this in wexford

Thank Orla D
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Plenty of parking, free to enter and well laid out areas by the National Parks service. Several small lakes housing varieties of birds. Observation stations, stairs to viewing boxes not for the infirm, but worth the effort. For late September, not a great deal to...More

Thank christopher a
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I took the kids here to get them in touch with some nature. I was very impressed with the setup here. There are lots of interesting exhibits and videos inside and of course some great bird viewing areas. When we were there there was a...More

Thank Chiurce
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My son and i love nature this is an attraction we go to alot. its a must in october to dec as you can view the geese arriving or just feeding bring your binoculars and be amazed

Thank Thomasina F
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Brought the kids to the pond dipping and bug catching on Tuesday morning. Well signposted so not hard to find. The two guys on duty, Niall and John, were very helpful and eager to answer the kids questions. Kids loved it. Learned a few things...More

Thank tomg645
Reviewed 31 July 2016

While I realise, July may not be the best time to visit, I was left a little underwhelmed by the whole thing. The only advantage is that access is free! Staff were no where to be seen and I got the distinct impression that they...More

Thank IE123456
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Sarah M
27 October 2017|
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Response from Rosslareharbour | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah, Just a short visit so did not go for particular sightings . Wexford is my home town so if you want any information message me on FB. Curracloe beach & Raven Point are a must !!!
23 March 2017|
Response from wexfordwildfowl2017 |
Hi, no need to feel guilty! Though if the guilt is eating you up, check out the website of BirdWatch Ireland who jointly own and manage the Reserve with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.