We are delighted to announce we will be hosting a seal release this Sunday 22nd April at Bray beach in County Wicklow.
A seal release does what it says on the tin – we release seals! Seal Rescue Ireland is a seal rehabilitation centre, where we rescue sick, injured or orphaned seals, nurse them back to health, and then release them back out into the wild. Along with the release we will also have a small gift shop available and will be holding a raffle, all of which directly go towards helping the cost of rescuing these lovely animals.
This Sunday will be releasing three gorgeous seals; Fred Weasley, Tyrion, and Ravenna. The release will happen at 2pm sharp and we recommend you come early to ensure you don’t miss the event, as the seals can move fast to get back into the water!
To give you a taste of what to expect, you can check out this video of a recent release we had at Morriscastle beach, Co Wexford:
At this time of year, we are releasing many of the grey seal pups who came into our care since the winter, as they are now big and healthy. In fact, we have released nine of our seals in the past month alone!
At the moment we still have 21 seals in our care, which will go down to 18 after this weeks release, and this number should continue to decrease in the coming weeks before we enter common seal season. Common seals start to pup anytime from around May with most coming in June and July.
If you are interested in coming to the release this week, we have a Facebook event that you can click attending or share with your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/446866132434204/
If you can’t make it to the release but would still like to see seals up close, you can visit our centre in Courtown, County Wexford, which is open every day 9-5 and has free entry (but donations to help care for the seals appreciated!).