Our walking club visited the Saltees yesterday on a beautiful sunny day. The sight of thousands of sea birds on the north east of the headland was spectacular. We enjoyed the sight of huge numbers of gannets, guillemots, razorbills, cormorants and shags as well as some puffins sleeping in the crevices of the cliffs.
We took the local ferry run by Declan Bates which takes about 15 minutes from the delightful village of Kilmore Quay at 12.00 midday which returned for us at 5.00 pm so we had ample time to walk about the island, take in the birds and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the beautiful unspoilt scenary.
If you want a day out which will give you a "feel good factor" with memories for days to come then this is for you! Bring your wellies or an old pair of runners as your are brought from the ferry to seashore in a rib and may get your feet wet - but don't let that put you off!
Visiting the island is graciously and generously allowed without permission by the Neale family who own the island. All they ask is that you respect the island and leave it as you find it.
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