Castle Espie Wetlands Centre
Get up close to Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic water birds, bats and migrant birds whilst taking in stunning estuary views. Visit Castle Espie Wetland Centre and experience a day out like no other. There really is something for everyone. Our nature reserve provides fantastic wildlife watching and here we provide regular updates on what you can see. There's always something extra going on at Castle Espie, from workshops and talks to expert led walks. Explore this hidden trail, offering magical places to play and tranquil places to stop a while and enjoy the sights and sounds of this secluded habitat. Castle Espie has loads for kids, including Wildwood - a natural play area - indoor soft play and regular pond dipping sessions. The nature reserve A magical mix of estuary views, tidal lagoon, eel-grass mats, woodland walks, salt marshes and reed beds. Seasonal highlights There's wildlife to see all year round, with each season bringing a different and exciting mix of species. Photographing wildlife Castle Espie is an excellent place for photographing wildlife, no matter what your level of experience is.