Our Lady’s Island Wexford


Our Lady’s Island is best known as a place of pilgrimage and it attracts pilgrims today from all parts of Ireland. It is also a great destination for bird watching in Wexford. The small village on the edge of the lake has 2 islands used by large numbers of terns each summer to nest and raise their young. It attracts Common Terns, Arctic Terns, Sandwich Terns and Roseate Terns.

At other times of the year you can see a variety of waders on the edge of the lake, as well as Herons, Little Egrets, Cormorants, Swans and other waterfowl. There is a walk around a peninsula that extends out into lake. Conveniently, there is a car park at the start of the walk. Search Google Maps for Our Lady’s Island Wexford. Sat Nav co-ordinates are 52.210095, -6.381267 .

Carne Beach is only a 6 minute drive from Our Lady’s Island.

County Wexford is one of the most popular bird watching locations in Ireland.