Bird Watching Dublin

Ardgillan Park

Ardgillan Park is a large public park near Balbriggan in North County Dublin. The park is managed by Fingal County Council. Ardgillan Castle is located in the park. This is actually a large country styled house that was built in the 18th Century. Extensive walks meander through parkland and woodlands and you can enjoy superb  views out over the coastline as far as the Mourne Mountains. All of the usual woodland and parkland birds are present.

Ardgillan Park  overlooks the Irish Sea between Balbriggan and Skerries. On a sunny day there are beautiful views of the Mourne Mountains in the distance. Walk towards the sea and you will reach foot bridge that crosses both the railway line and the road. This takes you to an area known as the “Ladies Stairs”. From here there are steps down to a stony beach at low tide. Enjoy bird watching both in a parkland setting and on a stoney beach!

Sat Nav Co-ordinates are 53.581024, -6.160524 for the car park in Ardgillan Demesne. Sat Nav co-ordinates for the car park at the ladies steps (3 minutes walk) are 53.588479, -6.153071 .

Ardgillan Park near Balbriggan is a popular bird watching location in North County Dublin. There is access to a rocky beach where there are plenty of shore birds. It is only a few minutes drive from Skerries.