+353 76 100 2660wwreducation@ahg.gov.ie

Visit Us


The Reserve is open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9am until 5pm.

The car park and entrance gates are locked every evening at 5pm.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is situated just outside Wexford town.

From Wexford Town:

  • Cross the bridge and travel 2.9km (1.8 miles);
  • Turn right at a sign marked “Wexford Wildfowl Reserve” (the sign is on the right hand side just after Bates Oil) and
  • Drive 2.5 km (1.6 miles) to the car park and visitor centre.

From Dublin:

  • Take the N11 as far as Junction 23 on the Gorey bypass.
  • Exit and follow signs on the roundabouts towards Ballycanew on the R741.
  • Drive about 36 kilometers to Castlebridge, via Ballyedmond.
  • From Castlebridge, continue about 2 km and turn left after a fuel station at a sign marked “Wexford Wildfowl Reserve”.
  • The narrow lane runs 2.5 km to the reserve car park.

Schools or large groups wishing to visit, please contact wwreducation to make a booking


Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
North Slob

Eircode: Y35 EY89

Reception Telephone: +353 76 100 2660

Ranger Telephone: +353 76 100 2661

Education Telephone: +353 76 100 2664

Fax: +353 76 100 2666


See the new display in our Visitor Centre, the first stage of our 50th year celebrations. It highlights the great bird diversity of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve which has hosted over 250 bird species. Many birds of international conservation concern find shelter, safety and sustenance here. Learn about our flagship bird, the Greenland White-fronted Goose, for whose protection the Reserve was established 50 years’ ago. The Slob and Reserve supports nearly half the world population of this goose from October to April each year. You will learn about their yearly cycle from here to their summer breeding grounds in Arctic Greenland and the great efforts they undertake to travel here and back.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve – a marking of milestones