The Saltee Islands

The Saltee Islands

Kilmore Quay harbour with the Saltee Islands in the background

The Saltee islands lie 5 kilometres off the coast of South Wexford, near the fishing village of Kilmore Quay. The two islands, Great Saltee and Little Saltee, cover an area of 1.2 square kilometres, and with the exception of one family, are uninhabited. The islands are a protected habitat, and are home to over 200 species of bird including Puffins, Gannets, and Razorbills. The dramatic coastline, rugged seas, and unspoilt wil terrain of the islands are unique to the Irish coastline.

Saltee Ferry

Saltee Ferry

The islands are accessed by the Saltee Ferry which runs day trips from Kilmore Quay harbour, and are a popular destination for photographers, bird watchers, and hill walkers.

Ferry arriving at Great Saltee

Ferry moored off Great Saltee

Chloe B on her way out to sea

The Chloe B on her way out to sea

Rib boat access to Great Saltee Island

Rib boat access to Great Saltee Island

Stone steps up to Great Saltee Island

Stone steps up to Great Saltee Island

West view Saltee Island coastline

West view Saltee Island coastline

Ciffs on Southern shore Saltee Islands

Ciffs on Southern shore Saltee Islands

Great Saltee with Little Saltee in the background

Great Saltee with Little Saltee in the background

Arriving at Kilmore Quay Harbour

Arriving back to Kilmore Quay Harbour

4 Comments
  1. Hello. I am taking a holiday home in Kilmore Quay for a week during the summer. I would love to take the ferry to the Saltee Islands. My query is this…..is it allowed to bring your dogs with you on the ferry to the islands. I will have my two dogs with me. They would be on leads.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Theresa,
      I’m not a local, but the http://www.salteeislands.info/ website clearly states that no dogs are allowed on the island.
      So I guess there’s no need for you to bring them on the ferry either.
      Enjoy your trip!
      Lisa

    • No dogs allowed on the Saltees

  2. No ! Absolutely N O dogs

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