Dublin | National Parks & Wildlife Service

Baldoyle Estuary Nature Reserve

Location:
A tidal bay situated north east of Dublin city.
GPS:
Latitude: 53.40150194
Longitude: -6.12385361
Area (ha.):
203
Animals and plants of interest:
Baldoyle is of international importance as a wintering area for Brent Geese. Wading birds that winter at Baldoyle include black-tailed Godwits, Redshanks and Curlews. When the tide comes in, fish enter the estuary and become prey for diving birds like the Great-crested Grebe and the Red-breasted Merganser.
Established:
1988
Ownership:
State-owned

North Bull Island Nature Reserves

Location:
These two reserves are situated in the northern part of Dublin Bay within the boundaries of Dublin City and only 8km from the city centre.
GPS:
Latitude: 53.375163
Longitude: -6.131949
Area (ha.):
1436

These two reserves comprise 1,436 hectares, of which 1,318 are State-owned and 118 are privately owned.

Animals and plants of interest:
The island is covered with dune grassland. An extensive salt marsh lies to the northwest and at extreme low tides there are extensive mud flats between the island and the mainland. The reserves are of international scientific importance for Brent Geese and also on botanical, ornithological, zoological and geomorphological grounds.
Established:
Ownership:
Partly State-owned and partly privately owned

Rogerstown Estuary Nature Reserve

Location:
GPS:
Latitude: 53.506
Longitude: -6.134
Area (ha.):
195.5
Established:
1988
Ownership:
State-owned