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Saltee Islands

Wexford area, Wexford, Ireland

Description

Saltee Islands, Wexford area, Wexford

The Saltee Islands are a pair of unoccupied small islands sitting 5km off the southern coast of Wexford.

The two islands are Great Saltee (89 hectares) and Little Saltee (37 hectares) and are a Special Area of Conservation.

The islands are a breeding ground for Fulmar, Gannet, Shag, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill, Puffin and Grey Seal. An area surrounding both islands and extending approximately 500m off shore was granted the status of a Special Protection Area to protect the bird habitat.


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