Seal Rescue Ireland
Courtown Wexford Ireland
‘Healthy Seas, Healthy Seals’
Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a registered charity that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release seal pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, they respond to reports nationwide and aim to rehabilitate the pups back to full health so they can be returned to the wild. SRI promotes ocean conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and research programmes, in order to protect our marine environment and all life within.
Visit Seal Rescue Ireland
Come visit Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) for a unique learning experience! SRI’s Visitor Centre, located in Courtown, Co Wexford, invites visitors to come meet our adorable seal pups while they’re on their road to recovery, take a tour, learn their stories, and be inspired to join the efforts in protecting seals in the wild! Come check out our gift shop, adopt your favourite seal, and make sure to take the time to explore the beautiful surrounding Courtown Woods Walking Trails and scenic coastline. For up to date information on planning your visit, please check out our website: https://www.sealrescueireland.org/visit-us/
Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, SRI’s Visitor Centre is not currently open to walk-in visitors as we have in the past. However SRI is now offering one-hour ‘Seal Feed and Enrichment Experiences’ four times per day (9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM) seven days per week! To limit numbers and allow for social distancing, participants must book in advance and are limited to six per group (age restrictions apply). This is your chance to join our team ‘behind the scenes’ to take part in marine mammal rehabilitation, and help us feed and provide play opportunities for our seal pups in care! There is a €20 participation fee per participant, and as always, all funding goes to support hospital operations costs. For more information and to make bookings visit us at: https://www.sealrescueireland.org/experiences/. Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email containing information of safety measures we are undertaking to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, staff and community.
By booking an experience you are supporting SRI’s life saving work, while getting the amazing opportunity to view these adorable marine mammal patients up close, and learn how to protect them in the wild. Please show your support for Ireland’s marine life by going to visit the seals and learning how to get involved!