Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

The Wexford Slobs are internationally famous for wild geese which spend the winter months here.


North Slob Wexford


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. Restricted access for people with disabilities.

(Partly owned by IWC BirdWatch Ireland).

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No Admission Fees


Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Opening Times

Easter (31 March) - End September Daily 09:00-18:00
October - Easter (31 March) Daily 10:00-17:00
Reserve may be closed temporarily for management operations. Closed for Christmas. Other hours by arrangement with the warden.

Visit Length

1hr 30mins


Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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