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Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

 

Location: 2 km east of Kilcoole, south of Greystones on the east coast of Co. Wicklow

 

Grid Ref: O 313 080

 

Description: An area of seasonally flooded wet grassland behind a shingle beach/railway embankment. A number of marshy pools persist into early summer after the winter floodwater recedes. The reserve is part of Kilcoole Marsh, with its brackish lagoons and salt marshes

 

Birds: Wintering waterfowl include Pale-bellied Brent and Greylag Geese and a variety of waders. In spring and autumn, the pools attract a variety of passage waders. Rare migrants seen on or in the vicinity of the reserve have included Water Pipit, Lesser Yellowlegs and Night Heron.

 

Viewing: Parking at the coastal car park at Kilcoole, the reserve is best viewed from the path above the beach

 

Birds of Kilcoole Marshes leaflet

 

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