Helvick Head

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 78 ha

BirdWatch Ireland

Site description
Helvick Head is situated on the southern tip of Dungarvan Harbour in County Waterford. Steep sandstone cliffs provide nesting sites for seabirds. The adjacent sea area is included within the site.

Key biodiversity
Breeding seabirds include nationally important numbers of Rissa tridactyla (1,000-1,500 pairs, 1987), as well as Uria aalge (1,000 birds, 1987).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Helvick Head. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.