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Booterstown Bird Sanctuary

#279 of 539 things to do in Dublin Features Animals
Booterstown, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 605 7700
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Nice place

Nice place on a sunny day for some bird watching seen quite a few gray hearin here love to... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Terry M
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Free access and loads of birds to see

Perfect for all twitchers of any age. You will see loads of birds and other wildlife here... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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26 May 2017
“Nice place ”
13 Mar 2017
“Free access and loads of birds to see”
Booterstown, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 605 7700
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place on a sunny day for some bird watching seen quite a few gray hearin here love to photograph could use tidy up every now and then

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Perfect for all twitchers of any age. You will see loads of birds and other wildlife here. Definitely recommended!

Thank harryjames1
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It's not a nice park, it's just a pond where birds migrate. No parking facilities. It's by the sea but nothing spectacular. Unless you are an ornithologist with a specific interest to the types of birds there are. Visit Blackrock park for a walk instead.

Thank Marina0071
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I would recommend locals or tourists to take in Booterstown marsh while taking a nice walk along the bay, down to Blackrock and Monkstown along the strand and perhaps too, to take in some of the Irishtown reserve. I have had some great memories from...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A stop at Booterstown while traveling south by train to see first hand the sanctuary was a bit of a disappointment. A bevy of interesting birds around, and on, the water, which is an artificially created pond. However, there is not much more here except...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Absolutely beautiful scenery and so easy to get to. No where else in dublin can you see such a stunning array of coastal birds as well as so many shopping trolleys. The beautiful sea air on a sunny day has a unique scent that you're...More

6  Thank DanCu11
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

There is no centre or any real facilities at all apart from a few benches, small information board and a concrete path along the end of the sanctuary. On a nice day would be relaxing and the location is good but I don't think you'll...More

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Had one of the nicest days out I've had in a while here. Top notch stuff. Not only free, but right next to the DART station, so it's almost too easy to get to. We brought a picnic and just sat outside taking in the...More

3  Thank Leo B
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Friends recommended this place and what an absolute gem!!! Just a wonderful Oasis, 5 mins out of the city centre. The kids will love it and its FREE! I couldn't believe it was free! If you're visiting Ireland for the first time you have to...More

2  Thank Howya D
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This Sanctuary is really important for sustaining some wildlife than can is rare in Ireland and can only thrive in the conditions provided by the salt-marsh of Booterstown Bird Sanctuary. For this reason, I'm rating this a 3 out of 5; it's important. As a...More

1  Thank Brónagh S
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Declan C
14 September 2016|
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
Hello Anytime I spotted the Kingfisher there, it was on the right side of the little bridge there, approaching the car park and facing the dart station. This is the approach to Blackrock and its local park and martello... More