Seagulls (Herring Gull) and Nuisance & Seagull Information Leaflet


Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Greater Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus Fuscus

The  Birdwatch Ireland Website has useful information on the Herring Gull 

Seagulls are protected and normally cannot be interfered with, unless a special derogation exists and no such derogation is in place in Fingal at present.  A link to the NPWS page is hereSeagulls are scavengers and attracted to food waste including waste stored in light plastic bags and proper disposal of food waste is recommended to stop attracting Seagulls and other vermin.

The Council has no responsibility or statutory obligations to control gulls and does not offer any practical assistance regarding gull deterrents or remove nests or eggs

We've prepared a leaflet to give you general information about seagulls in Fingal.

English language version

Irish language version