The Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Address: National Parks and Wildlife Service, North Slob, Ardcavan Lane, Co. Wexford.
Telephone No: +353 53 91 23406
Fax No: +353 53 91 24785
Open all year: Daily 09.00 - 17.00
School groups by arrangement.
Other hours by arrangement with the warden.
Closed for Christmas day.
Reserve may be closed temporarily for management operation. In these circumstances a notice will be placed at the gate.
Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours
Toilets, including disabled toilets, car/coach park, picnic area, warden, bird watching, lectures, conference/exhibition room.
(Partly owned by IWC BirdWatch Ireland)
The Wexford Slobs are internationally famous for wild geese which spend the winter months here. The first geese came to the Slobs in 1898. These were Greylags from Iceland the common winter goose in Ireland at that time. However, White-fronted Geese from Greenland, first appearing on the Slobs about 1910 building up to several thousand in the mid-1930s, replaced the Greylags. Currently about 10,000 Greenland White-fronted Geese, one-third of the world population, spend the winter on the Wexford Slobs. The Visitor Centre has many interesting exhibitions and an audio-visual show.
Location: 5km north-east from Wexford (Heritage Town). (Signposted from Castlebridge Road)
Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111
Maximum number: 50
Duration: 1 hour
Leaflet/Guide book: English
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.
Photography / Video allowed: Yes
Additional Information: Restricted access for people with disabilities.