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Isle of Muck

A majestic island with the third largest colony of cliff-nesting seabirds in Northern Ireland

This impressive island nature reserve, off Islandmagee in Co. Antrim, contains the third largest colony of cliff-nesting seabirds in Northern Ireland. Kittiwake, guillemot, fulmar and razorbill all breed here and peregrine falcons commonly hunt over the island. You can catch sight of puffins, otters, common and grey seals and porpoises offshore. The populations of breeding sea birds on the island are monitored by our staff on an annual basis.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Coastal

Nearby nature reserves

Feystown
10 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Glenarm
12 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Straidkilly
13 miles - Ulster Wildlife

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Reserve information

Location
Portmuck
Islandmagee
Antrim
BT40 3PG
Map reference
NW607555
Best time to visit
Jul - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times but access by permission only, contact Ulster Wildlife. Boat required
Facilities
Toilets
Disabled toilet
Size
5.57 hectares
Access
Members with Permit

ground nesting birds
Walking information
Boat required to get to this island, no paths, difficult cliff top terrain, steep climbs
Parking
Parking available at jetty at Portmuck (Toilets are here)
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094
naturereserves@ulsterwildlife.org