Our Lady's Island
This place of pilgrimage dates from the Third Crusade, over 800 years ago. Visit the remains of the Augustinian Church of St. Mary or the parish Church (1867) that showcases the work of Pugin and Ashlin. On this renowned sedimentary lagoon, you can spot breeding terns and black-healed gulls. Winter visitors include Whooper Swans, light-bellied Brent Geese, wigeons, gadwall, and more. Rare plants include Cottonweed, Lesser Centaury, Foxtail Stonewort and ‘lagoon specialists’ invertebrates.
Our Lady's Island is less than 75 minutes from Waterford City and approximately 90 minutes from Kilkenny City.