Seal Rescue Ireland

Courtown, County Wexford, Ireland

Seal Rescue Ireland ‘Seal Feed & Enrichment’ Experience 

Mission Statement:

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 center 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 to 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/

 

Booking

From the 1st of May, SRI is offering one-hour “Seal Feed and Enrichment Experiences” four times per day (10 AM, 12.30 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM). Check their Website for Availability. 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 here: https://www.sealrescueireland.org/visit-us/

 

‘Seal Feed & Enrichment’ Experience

Advanced booking is required for visits. We recommend booking 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment!

This immersive programme gives you the unique opportunity to see our adorable seal pups up close, get involved in their rehabilitation, and help us get them one step closer to being released back into the wild! Your one-hour experience will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital where you’ll assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep our seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in our care. You will then be led out to our rehabilitation pools for the chance to feed the seals, watch them dive and compete for fish, and develop the skills they’ll need to flourish in the wild! This is an outdoor activity, so please wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.
 
As a wildlife rescue and conservation charity, animal welfare is of the utmost priority, as is safety. Although visitors will be able to view the seals up close and feed them, these activities do not involve direct contact, and patting/touching the seals is not permitted.
 
Daily Timeslots: 10:00, 12:30, 15:00 & 17:00
Duration: 1 Hr
Cost: €20 per person
Group Size: Up to 6 per time slot (For safety we must strictly adhere to a 6 person limit. If your group is larger than 6 people, you may book over 2 different time slots.)
Location: Seal Rescue Ireland Visitor Centre – Courtown, Co. Wexford
Details: Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and children under 2 are not able to come into the hospital area.
Discount: Receive €5 off a seal adoption(s) of your choice for participating.
For any queries, contact education@sealrescueireland.org

 

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