Birding Locations Ireland

Loughshinny

Loughshinny is a small fishing harbour located between Rush and Skerries in North Dublin. It is a popular spot to go bird watching as there is access to to the beach and cliffs (at low tide) to spot Fulmar. There is also a cliff walk where you can see songbirds, chats and finches as well as the occasional Buzzard and Kestrel.

From the car park at the beach walk out along the beach at low tide to see Fulmars on the cliff face. At the end of the beach there are steps that take you to the top of the headland. Follow the path which takes you through hedgerows and grasslands, and also gives you great views of the shoreline.

If you are driving from Dublin or Belfast, take the exit for Skerries. Follow the signs for Rush and turn right in the centre of Rush at the traffic lights. Loughshinny is signposted to the right about 3 Kilometres from Rush.

Fulmar at Loughshinny, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1600 SEC, F10 ISO 500

When you reach Loughshinny, drive to the end of the road, where you will see a car park fronting onto the beach and harbour. There is a path along the shoreline to your right as you look out to sea. It leads to steps that take you to the cliff walk.

At low tide you can walk out onto the beach and explore the cliffs where you will find Fulmar, Gulls and Jackdaws.

The car park in Loughshinny is located here:

Fulmars at Loughshinny, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1640 SEC, F10 ISO 160

House Sparrow at Loughshinny, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 SEC, F10 ISO 800

Meadow Pippit Loughshinny, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1250 SEC, F13 ISO 600

Linnet at Loughshinny, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 SEC, F13 ISO 500

Common Tern at Loughshinny, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 SEC, F14, ISO 1250