Seal Rescue Ireland
Seal Rescue Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation that works around the clock with a team of hard-working resident volunteers to care for Grey and Common Seals from around the coast of Ireland.
We deal on average with around 100 seal pups per year who come into the centre injured, sick or orphaned. We aim to rehabilitate the pups back to full health and then return them to the wild when they are fit and ready.
We are open daily for visitors to see the rehabilitation work first-hand and meet the seals in care.
One of our volunteer interns provide guided tours of the facility to inform guests about the steps of the rehabilitation process, and the stories about each individual animal in care.
We always recommend booking in advance, availability can be seen on www.sealrescueireland.org/visit-us/.
Seal Rescue Ireland Tour Offerings
- 30-minute Guided Tour: €10 per adult (age 16+), and €8 per child (ages 5-15), children under 5 are free. During the 30-minute tour, you will learn all about the rescue and rehabilitation process and enjoy a guided tour of our facility with the chance to meet the adorable seal pups in care and learn their individual stories. People under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience: €30 per person (age 5 and up only). This one-hour experience begins with an educational talk about Ireland's iconic seals and the threats they face in the wild, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital where visitors get the chance to assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep our seals happy, healthy, and mentally stimulated while in our care. Visitors are then 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! People under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Rescuer for A Day Experience: €70 per person. This 3-Hr experience starts off with an in-depth presentation about Ireland’s seals and why they need our help, and then receive a full behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty working alongside our animal care team! Together, you will clean the pools and kennels, feed the seals, and help with animal care tasks. You will get the opportunity to work up close with the seal pups, get to know their stories and personalities, and get great photo opportunities while contributing valuably to our efforts. This tour is only available for ages 10+ and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.