Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

North Slobst Slob, County Wexford, Y35 EY89, Ireland



Wexford Wildfowl Reserve on the North Slob is a conservation site of major international importance, visited by over 250 species of birds. Located on reclaimed land, it is the winter home for nearly half the total population of Greenland White-fronted Geese, over 7000, from October to April. Wildfowl, waders and seabirds are attracted to the fertile fields and to the sandbars and mud banks of Wexford Harbour, where they find safe areas to feed and roost. View the flocks from our observation tower and four hides. Admission and parking are free.

It’s a short drive to the stunning Raven Nature Reserve – a beautiful place for a walk or cycle through mature pine forest growing on old sand dunes parallel to the sea.

– Guided Tours (3pm Monday to Friday, March to December) –

Join us each weekday afternoon at 3pm for a guided tour of our visitor centre, hides and observation tower. Learn the history of the North Slob and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve from its original reclamation from the sea to its establishment as a bird reserve. The fields attract many summer and winter migrants and native birds year-round. Bring binoculars and bird books, some are provided.
The tour is suitable for all ages and family groups are welcome, no fee and no booking required. Not all the site is wheelchair accessible but wheelchair users are catered to.

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week from 9.00am – 5.00pm

Closed Christmas Day



  • Assistance Dog
  • Events
  • Guided Tours
  • Member of Wexford Heritage Trail
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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