About Us

Genesis Nest Boxes operates from scenic Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland in one of the most beautiful places in God’s creation. The range of Genesis Nest Boxes, mostly for endangered species, are manufactured here by hand.

Genesis Nest Boxes specialises in commercial nest boxes for swifts, barn owls and kestrels. However, we also manufacture bespoke nest boxes to suit any situation.

Genesis Nest Boxes also produce and erect Swift Towers ranging from 12 to 24 nests. These are fitted with audio, cameras and solar charging facilities. Although we install many of our own commercial boxes, we also install all our bespoke boxes and towers ourselves.

In 2010, Dr Brin McDonnell (Duhallow Bird Watch Club) and John Lusby (Bird Watch Ireland) asked Stephan to manufacture Barn Owl Nest Boxes for the Barn Owl Raptor project in Duhallow (effective 2010 to 2015).

By 2015, most of the boxes made from Marine Ply and fitted in outside locations, had started to rot. This was so pronounced that they were virtually useless.

This prompted Dr McDonnell to approach Stephan with a view to producing a nest box that would overcome the Irish weather.

Many materials were tried, tested, and rejected, until finally Stephan discovered Magnesium Oxide Wall Board or MgO. This board, which is produced only in the Pacific Rim countries and used extensively in the East in the building industry, is a substitute for Cement fibre and plaster of Paris boards. We had finally found a suitable product with which to produce our nest boxes.

Swift in flight
Swift in flight