North Bull Island (Oileán an Tairbh)

Bull Island is today one of Dublin’s most treasured attractions that incorporate two golf courses, Dollymount Beach and the North Bull Island Nature Reserve.

North Bull Island (Oileán an Tairbh)

The North Bull was declared a Bird Sanctuary in the 1930s and, following the construction of the Causeway Road in 1962, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve was established here in 1981 to be followed by a Nature Reserve in 1988. A Visitor and Interpretative Centre was built here in 1986.

40,000 birds, of many species, winter on the island. Many of these birds migrate here from the Arctic in early November and remain here until April during which time they fatten on the unique grasses, plant and animal life along the mudflats and saltmarshes. The island has a very inimitable flora and fauna and a visit to the Visitor and Interpretative Centre is obligatory for anybody who wishes to understand the magic of this world-acclaimed Clontarf attraction.

North Bull Island is a national nature reserve in Dublin Bay on the Northside of Dublin. A haven for both local and visiting wildlife the area has several nature conservation designations for the habitats and species it supports, it’s designated as a special amenity area for its aesthetic and recreational value and is an integral part of the Dublin Bay Biosphere.

There are plenty of dunes and grasslands for walkers and birdwatchers to explore while.

Please note that NO DRONE FLIGHTS ARE PERMITTED on North Bull Island or Sandymount Strand.

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