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Beautiful, unspoilt, barren, wildlife island.

The ferry goes from Kilmore Quay. There are 2 options: you can get the ferry, they let you off at... read more

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Miriam M
Dublin, Ireland

Well I proposed to my wife here so it must be special! Not easy to find a place as special and... read more

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Kilmore Quay, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

The ferry goes from Kilmore Quay. There are 2 options: you can get the ferry, they let you off at the island and come back to collect you 3.5 hours later. Or you can do a boat tour, which just shows you the islands, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Miriam M
Reviewed yesterday

Well I proposed to my wife here so it must be special! Not easy to find a place as special and memorable with frquent trawler crossings each day and a real sense of something utterly different.Go there,enjoy and rejuvenate!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lowry0195
Reviewed 4 days ago

pleasant trip out to the island, timings for the puffins is vital if you want to photography them. So you have puffins, Gannets, Cormorant and Manx Shearwater to name but a few. Bring wet gear as there is little of no shelter if it rains....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KenD2008
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely day out, especially if you like bird watching. The island can be walked in an hour. Only one private house on the island. No cover so bring rain jackets. No food and typical drop of by fishing boat is fir a five hour stay....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank claire m
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A short ferry trip from Kilmore Quay to the Saltee Island. An amazing wild life experience . Puffins on the cliffs and Gannets. We had a three hour trip it was a wonderful experience. The boatman told us what our behavior should be before we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank SkyeDublin
Reviewed 30 July 2018

After a very pleasant 15 minute boat trip from Kilmore Quay to the Island itself we landed (and stayed dry) @11.15 with an agreed collection scheduled for 3PM.. It was a beautiful sunny day and I couldn't wait to get exploring. The island itself is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank fergal s
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I think it's important to state at the beginning of this review that my husband and I visited the Saltees during the current heatwave in Ireland (June 24th). Naturally the good weather made all the difference and enhance our visit enormously. So, try if possible...More

Date of experience: June 2018
14  Thank BMRCIreland
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

First up it is a splendid uncluttered island for spotting the puffins etc and there are lovely pathways along the cliffs But the tide was out when we visited and the landing by dingy from the small ferry boat was disorganised undisiplined and dangerous as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank donalo
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I love this place, it's my third visit and it's still as amazing as the first time. Such am array of birdlife, and all so close. Drive from Dublin to Kilmore Quay - 2hr On a nice sunny day or summer's weekend, be sure to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Hi just wondering for the boat trip to the saltee islands how much is it for a adult and child we were near on the saltee islands and we would love yo go

Date of experience: July 2018
43  Thank Trish R
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29 November 2018|
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Response from AlanMerrins | Reviewed this property |
Hey Smart, Personally I think it's not a good time. Likely to be cold & poor weather and, most importantly, the birds won't be nesting that time of year. I would think it picks up a bit in end May/June. I wouldn't go there... More
26 July 2018|
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Response from Della B | Reviewed this property |
Oh lord there I’d no real “path” as such just s trail. The first path to the cliff would be ok but you have to transfer from the boat to a small speed boat 🚣‍♀️ aswell if you can do that ok then you could stay at the area... More
14 June 2018|
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