About one-third of the world population of Greenland White-fronted Geese spend the winter on the Wexford Slobs.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve located at the Wexford Slobs, has hosted over 250 bird species but is 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 White-fronted Geese from Greenland, first appeared on the Slobs about 1910 building up to several thousand in the mid-1930s. 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.

 

Open

Opening Times:

Open Year Round

Daily 09:00-17:00

Closed on Christmas Day

Average Length of Visit:  1-2 hours

Prices

Admission Prices:

Free Admission

Useful Information

Reserve may be closed temporarily for management operation. In these circumstances a notice will be placed at the gate.

Getting There

Location: 5km north-east from Wexford (Heritage Town).  (Signposted from Castlebridge Road)

Map Location: 52.357028, -6.420030
Contact Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

National Parks and Wildlife Service, North Slob, Ardcavan Lane, Co. Wexford, Ireland


Eircode: Y35 EY89
T: +353 (0)76 100 2660
W: www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie
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