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Address: Booterstown, Dublin 4, Ireland
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+353 1 605 7700

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A treasure trove of wildlife in an unexpected setting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 March 2016
Robert F
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 this little stretch of marsh land. I have counted 10 Little Egrets, at least 4... More 

1 Thank Robert F
Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 a path along the water, an narrative board and some benches.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 sure to never forget!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 be blown away at all by this

Thank Bobby B
Arklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 lovely sea air. The wild-life is incredible. Saw some seagulls, a crane and a cormorant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 go!!! seriously it's absolutely amazing. A real insiders tip for those visiting Dublin. Let your... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 tourist attraction...not so much. If you are getting the DART from or to Booterstown you... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

For me it's just a swamp. I live nearby and there's really better places here. Most of the time you won't see birds or anything else interesting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The Booterstown Bird Sanctuary is a sectioned off area beside the DART line. It's tidal and supports a number of different birds (mainly Irish coastal and seabirds). Don't arrive up expecting an interpretive centre; or tour guides; or a gift shop.

Thank AndrewInIreland

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