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, are manufactured in our factory by hand in the fields in Currow.

Genesis Nest Boxes specialises in commercial nest boxes for swiftsbarn owls and kestrels and a whole range of garden birds and bats. 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 very few of our commercial boxes, we install all our bespoke boxes and towers.

In 2010, Dr Brin McDonnell of Duhallow Bird Watch Club and John Lusby of Bird Watch Ireland asked Stephan to manufacture Barn Owl Nest Boxes. These were for the Barn Owl Raptor project in Duhallow which was effective from 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 ResCom®  Cellular Magnesia Cement Board. This board, which is produced only in China 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 and this is used today.

Swift in flight
Swift in flight