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Great Saltee - Things to Know Before Visiting

Great Saltee, Saltee Island Great, Co. Wexford, Ireland


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About Great Saltee

The Great Saltee Island is an island that belongs to the Saltee Islands archipelago. Located 5 kilometres off the south coast of County Wexford. It is the largest island in the archipelago, and is considered a true wonder of the region. The islands are a breeding ground for fulmar, gannet, shag, kittiwake, guillemot, razorbill, puffin and grey seal. An area surrounding the island was granted the status of a Special Protection Area to protect the bird habitat.

Attractions Near Great Saltee

Cullenstown Beach
Cullenstown Beach13.16km from Great Saltee

Cullenstown Strand is one of Wexford’s many award winning beaches located on the East Coast near the small village of Cullenstown. The beach is a short 5 minute drive from Bannow, where the Normans landed back in 1169 at Bannow Bay. An iconic location for a short picnic and also there are so many things to see and do here.

The Shell Cottage
The Shell Cottage13.24km from Great Saltee

A irish homestead dating back to the 1700's stunningly decorated with over 50,000 sea shells.

Tacumshin Lake
Tacumshin Lake14.35km from Great Saltee

Tacumshin Lake is a lake in Tacumshane, in the southeast of County Wexford, Ireland. It is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the EU Bird Directive and a Special Area of Conservation by the National Parks and Wildlife Services. It is a favourite with bird watchers. It attracts some rare American waders in Autumn, as well as internationally important concentrations of Bewick's swans, Brent geese, wigeon, oystercatchers, golden plover and lapwing.

Sigginstown Castle
Sigginstown Castle15.29km from Great Saltee

A majestic tower house which was a wonderful example of the sheer building height that was made possible after the Normans introduced their expert stone construction techniques to the area.

Baginbun Beach
Baginbun Beach16.05km from Great Saltee

Baginbun Beach is a secluded and sheltered beach located just outside Fethard in County Wexford. It is a family friendly beach that was good with white sands and there are so many opportunities for fun too.

Bannow Island
Bannow Island16.45km from Great Saltee

Bannow Island is an island in County Wexford. Bannow Island is situated northwest of Clammers Point, north of Selskar Rock. It is a beautiful beach that is heavily affected by the tide. There are rock pools to be enjoyed at the right side of the beach as you walk onto it, loads of little creatures to be found. It is well worth a visit if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a few hours.

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County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella, whose capital was Ferns. The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. It is the 13th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area, and 14th largest in terms of population.