Sep
4
to Sep 26

Marine Life Photo Contest

Seal Rescue Ireland
& The Upcycle Movement
present:

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Pay your  €5 entry fee Here: (You may enter 3 photos per €5 entry)

We would like to send a huge thank you to The Upcycle Movement and commend them on their efforts "To highlight, demonstrate and encourage upcycled design. Re-thinking what we consider waste and instead showing it's potential as a valuable resource for something new." The Neo Collection wash bag they have donated is made from 100% recycled wetsuit neoprene!

Our two judges are: Juanma, our intern from Spain, an experienced diver and environmental advocate. His close friend Joana Canal Amado who he met at the Jane Goodall Institute in Senegal. Joana is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Barcelona, Spain. Although she is based in Barcelona, she has worked a lot in France, NY, and Africa. She has worked with teather companies, been several years documenting VISA OFF, The Teather festival in Avignon, and is now working with NewZulu, a newsagency from NY, as well as publishing her work from catalan conflict on sites such as AFP and Crowdspark. She was heavily involved documenting at The Jane Goodall Institute, in Senegal. Winner of a few EPIM (Experience Photographic International of Monuments), she has also travelled documenting the heritage of some amazing cities, always unveiling more history than is commonly told.

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Wexford Summer Sand Sculpture Festival
Jul
21
to Aug 19

Wexford Summer Sand Sculpture Festival

Its summertime, so we've lined up some fun activities for you and your family to get involved in!

If you love a sunny day on a Wexford beach as much as we do, you'll have to get yourselves booked in for Wexford's Summer Sand Sculpture Festival.

They'll be fantastic days full of laughs, entertainment, education, GOLDEN SAND and GREY SEALS!
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DON'T MISS OUT!
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Call 0539424980, email education@sealrescueireland.org
or visit the Seal Centre to reserve your place:

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Love Gorey and SRI have invited professional sand sculptor, Daniel Doyle to town and he'll be creating fabulous sand sculptures each day. Daniel will also be hosting in-depth sculpting workshops for groups who hastily book their tickets NOW.


-1 hour workshops at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm-
-Each workshop allows 10 groups of 2-3 people (or 1 family)-
-Courtown Main Beach: 21st-22nd July-
-Morriscastle Strand: 29th July-
-Ballymoney Beach: 19th August-

There will also be two rare opportunities (Courtown Main Beach and Morriscastle Strand) to view our seals being RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.

And remember... all proceeds go directly to the seal hospital! 

Fizzgig's release, Courtown Main Beach, 10th June '18

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Presented by: Love Gorey and Seal Rescue Ireland. 
In association with: Wexford CoCo, Home Restaurant, Freedom Fit and Courtown Leisure Centre.

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Donegal Seal Release
Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

Donegal Seal Release

We will be releasing some seals at Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal at 3pm on Sunday 8th July.

Please check our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/590595441326048/ or check here closer to the date for further details about what seals will be released.

 

We will also be having a beach clean beforehand starting at 2.30pm, and a Seal Rescue Training Event earlier in the day also, for more information on this please see our adjoining event post.

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Donegal Seal Rescue Training & Beach Clean
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

Donegal Seal Rescue Training & Beach Clean

3 Events all in one day!

When: Sunday 8th of July
9.30am - 1pm - Seal Rescue Training at Friary Hall (More Info Below)
1.30pm - 2.30pm - Beach Clean on Rossnowlagh Beach with Clean Coasts
3pm - Seal Release at Rossnowlagh Beach

Rescue Training Information

As a Seal Rescue Network Volunteer you will:
• Learn how to identify seals in distress
• Learn how to safely contain and transport seals
• Learn about seal ecology and behavior
• Help us respond to seal pups in need nationwide
• Receive a vest, membership card and rescue kit

Spaces are limited and RSVP is required. 
For more info and to reserve your spot contact: volunteer@sealrescueireland.org

There is a €35 membership fee to take part on the Training Course which is payable at: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteer-membership

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Galway Seal Rescue Training
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Galway Seal Rescue Training

Seal Rescue Volunteer Training in Co. Galway!

When: Sunday 1st of July
Time: 11am - 3pm
Where: Galway Atlantaquaria

As a Seal Rescue Network Volunteer you will:
• Learn how to identify seals in distress
• Learn how to safely contain and transport seals
• Learn about seal ecology and behavior
• Help us respond to seal pups in need nationwide
• Receive a vest, membership card and rescue kit

Spaces are limited and RSVP is required. 
For more info and to reserve your spot contact: volunteer@sealrescueireland.org

There is a €35 membership fee to take part on the Training Course which is payable at: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteer-membership

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Cork Seal Rescue Training
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Cork Seal Rescue Training

Seal Rescue Volunteer Training Day at Fota Wildlife Park on Saturday 9th June from 12pm - 4pm.

As a Seal Rescue Network Volunteer you will:
• Learn how to identify seals in distress
• Learn how to safely contain and transport seals
• Learn about seal ecology and behavior
• Help us respond to seal pups in need nationwide
• Receive a vest, membership card and rescue kit

Spaces are limited and RSVP is required. 
For more info and to reserve your spot contact: volunteer@sealrescueireland.org

There is a €35 membership fee to take part on the Training Course which is payable at: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteer-membership.

Thank you! 

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Courtown Beach Clean
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Courtown Beach Clean

Plastic makes up the vast majority of marine litter, and unfortunately never truly goes away. Wildlife can get entangled or ingest it, often with fatal consequences. Eventually, after plastics are exposed to the environment for a long period of time, they break down into "micro-plastics" which are a toxic pollutant and become yet another hazard for marine life. 

Come to Courtown Main Beach and help Seal Rescue Ireland, Clean Coasts and Courtown Tidy Towns clean up the beach! On Saturday, June 2nd we will join together and clean not only the beach, but also the surrounding river, streams and walking trails nearby. Bring down your friends and family at 12pm and we will provide you with all necessary gear and a fun, interactive message! 

The Seal Rescue Centre will be open for visitors before and after the beach clean so come take a tour and visit the seal pups in care

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May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Wexford Seal Release

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Join us this Sunday at 2pm on the Main Beach in Courtown, Co. Wexford (the beach with the boardwalk) for the release of some of our rehabilitated seals!!

Be sure to arrive a little early so you don't miss the moment the crates open. We will have a small gift shop, a raffle and buckets for donations towards our work, so please bring some spare change if you have it too!

Our nearby centre (located just behind the Courtown swimming pool) will be open for visitors before and after the release for you to talk to our volunteers, learn more about our work and see the remaining seals in our care,

We expect to be releasing 7 seals on Sunday! The seals returning to the wild include our last two common seals Panoramix and Frodo, as well as grey seals Tikka, Pigwidgeon, Haggis, Eleven and Yvaine.

After the release we will still have 10 grey seals in our care, and we expect to see the first arrivals of this years common seals in the next few weeks, so numbers will start to rise again!

For any more up to date information you can see our Facebook event page below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/107036206812370/

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Seal Rescue Volunteer Training Day - Courtown
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Seal Rescue Volunteer Training Day - Courtown

Seal Rescue Volunteer Training Day at our Centre in Courtown, Co. Wexford on Saturday 5th May from 10am - 2pm

As a Seal Rescue Network Volunteer you will:
• Learn how to identify seals in distress
• Learn how to safely contain and transport seals
• Learn about seal ecology and behavior
• Help us respond to seal pups in need nationwide
• Receive a vest, membership card and rescue kit

Spaces are limited and RSVP is required. 
For more info and to reserve your spot contact: volunteer@sealrescueireland.org

There is a €35 membership fee to take part on the Training Course which is payable at: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteer-membership.

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Bray Seal Release
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Bray Seal Release

This Sunday at Bray beach, Co Wicklow, we 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!

For more information please check out our blog post here

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/446866132434204/

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Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Courtown Seal Release

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Join us on Saturday 30th December for a BIG release of 6 of our common seals, topped off with some yummy winter treats of hot chocolate, coffee, brownies and cookies on the beach! :)

We will be bidding farewell to Dorothy, Molly, Gwen, Rossa, Saoirse and Newt at 2pm sharp so please be sure to arrive 10 minutes early so you don't miss it!

Beach will be Courtown North Beach! :)

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Christmas Wonderland!
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Christmas Wonderland!

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Christmas Wonderland at the Courtown Seal Rescue Centre!

When: December 15th & 16th

Time: 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Price: €5 for kids, Adults go free!

Activities: We will have lots of fun Christmas games, activities, arts & crafts, face painting, guided tours and a visit from Santa and Selkie the Seal!!!

We would love if you would bring a present for the seals too! Here is the pup's wishlist!

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Heal a Seal with your Christmas Meal
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Heal a Seal with your Christmas Meal

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🎄 HEAL A SEAL WITH YOUR CHRISTMAS MEAL! 🎄

Join us at Ambrose Maloney's in Courtown, Co. Wexford on 15th December 2017 at 7:00pm for a fundraiser dinner in aid of the pups!

Enjoy a 3 course meal, a bottle of wine, great company and a chance to win some fab prizes with all proceeds going directly to the care of the pups in our centre.

Pre-book via our website for €25 per adult and €12 per child
(or €30 per adult / €15 per child can be paid at the door on the night).

To book visit our website: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/heal-a-seal-meal/or call 053 942 4980 for more info!

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Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Seal Release!

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Gizmo & Saphira are being released THIS Sunday 3rd December at 2pm on Dodd's Rock Beach, North of Courtown, Co. Wexford!

All are welcome to come along and help us bid them farewell! ♥
Be sure to arrive a little early so you don't miss it! :)

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Courtown Volunteer Training and Release

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Seal Rescue Volunteer Training followed by a Seal Release in Courtown, Co. Wexford!

When: Saturday 11th November
Training from 9am - 1pm
Where: Courtown Seal Rescue Centre
Release at 2pm on Dodd's Rock Beach in Courtown

As a Seal Rescue Network Volunteer you will:
• Learn how to identify seals in distress
• Learn how to safely contain and transport seals
• Learn about seal ecology and behavior
• Help us respond to seal pups in need nationwide
• Receive a vest, membership card and rescue kit

Spaces are limited and RSVP is required. 
For more info and to reserve your spot contact: volunteer@sealrescueireland.org

There is a €35 membership fee to take part on the Training Course which is payable at: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteer-membership

Seal being released will be confirmed this week after weigh day! :)

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Galway Seal Rescue Volunteer Training
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Galway Seal Rescue Volunteer Training

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Seal Rescue Volunteer Training in Co. Galway!

When: Saturday 4th of November
Time: 10am - 1pm
Where: Galway Atlantaquaria

As a Seal Rescue Network Volunteer you will:
• Learn how to identify seals in distress
• Learn how to safely contain and transport seals
• Learn about seal ecology and behavior
• Help us respond to seal pups in need nationwide
• Receive a vest, membership card and rescue kit

Spaces are limited and RSVP is required. 
For more info and to reserve your spot contact: volunteer@sealrescueireland.org

There is a €35 membership fee to take part on the Training Course which is payable at: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteer-membership

Following Training we will be releasing several seals at 2pm on Lady's beach! :)

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Spooky Splash Halloween Bash!
Oct
28
to Oct 30

Spooky Splash Halloween Bash!

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Join us if you dare... for our Spooky Splash Halloween Bash!!!

Visit Courtown Seal Rescue Centre from 1-6pm on Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th October for loads of scary fun!

- Facepainting
- Halloween themed Arts, Crafts and Games!
- Pumpkin Carving
- Best Costume Contest
- Scary Scavenger Hunt
- Guided Tours
...and much more!

Only €5 per child (adults and under 3's go free!)

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LUSH Charity Pot Parties!
Oct
27
to Oct 30

LUSH Charity Pot Parties!

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Exciting! Make sure to pop into either Lush Dublin - Grafton Street or Lush DUBLIN - HENRY STREET for their charity pot parties in support of Seal Rescue Ireland, this bank holiday weekend 27th-30th October!
All proceeds come down to our pups, and you get to enjoy Lush's amazing products for double the good feeling!

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Courtown Seal Rescue Volunteer Training

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Seal Rescue Volunteer Training in Co. Wexford !

When: Saturday 21st of October 10am - 2pm
Where: Seal Rescue Ireland Courtown

As a Seal Rescue Network Volunteer you will:
• Learn how to identify seals in distress
• Learn how to safely contain and transport seals
• Learn about seal ecology and behavior
• Help us respond to seal pups in need nationwide
• Receive a vest, membership card and rescue kit

Spaces are limited and RSVP is required. 
For more info and to reserve your spot contact: volunteer@sealrescueireland.org

There is a €35 membership fee to take part on the Training Course which is payable at: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteer-membership

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Karaoke-Sing for the Seals!
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Karaoke-Sing for the Seals!

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Sing for the Seals at our Karaoke night fundraiser on 20th October! 
From 8pm til late, you can show off your inner rockstar for only €1 per song... We will have a raffle, and some awesome prizes for best performance!

All proceeds go directly to caring for our seals! :) So come join us for plenty of fun and sing the night away!

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Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Scavenger Hunt!

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Come rescue our seals! 

A scavenger hunt and educational talk will be taking place here at Seal Rescue Ireland in Courtown on Saturday, August 26th from 1pm-4pm. Tickets cost €6 each. 

Pictures of our seals will be placed around Courtown and those taking part will be given a map and a list to go and rescue them for us. Once you have found a seal, you must write the code beneath it onto the list provided for you. Once you have filled your list, you must return to the centre where your time will be recorded! 

Our three fastest rescuers will be given prizes, these include: 

1st - A Behind the Scenes Experience

2nd - An Eco Adoption pack

3rd - A logo seal teddy 

All participants will receive a small token for your efforts! 

Once everyone has returned, at 3pm the prizes will be given out followed by an educational talk. The talk will include a background on all of the seals rescued during the event and the important roles they play in the ocean ecosystem. 

This is a fun day for kids of all ages. Let's get rescuing! 

 

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Beach Party & Seal Release!
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Beach Party & Seal Release!

Saturday 8th July we are throwing a beach party from 10am - 2pm on the main beach in Courtown!

Family fun with music, games, crafts, face painting, sand castle contest, raffles, prizes and yummy treats!

Following the fun we will be releasing our last two grey seals from the past winter season, Copper and Crush at 2pm!

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Pup Shower Family Fun Day
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Pup Shower Family Fun Day

We rescued our first baby common seal of the season, Ron Weasley! Come welcome Ron and enjoy a day of games, crafts and family fun at the Courtown Seal Rescue Centre! In place of an entry fee please check out our wishlist at the link below for Ron and the other common seal pups we expect to see soon!

http://www.sealrescueireland.org/pup-shower-wishlist/

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Rescue Training and Seal Release in Carlingford
Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

Rescue Training and Seal Release in Carlingford

Training Course for Joining Seal Rescue Ireland's Rescue Team. 

We are expanding our stranding network and looking for new and enthusiastic people who are interested in helping rescue seals from all over Ireland. We are holding a training course in Carlingford Co Louth on Sunday June 18th from 9am - 1pm.

The training fee of €35 which includes the full day training, rescue vest, membership card and a starter rescue pack. After training at 2pm join us at Gyles Quay beach to watch some of our successfully rehabilitated seals as they return to the wild.

Space is limited so please register and learn how to reserve your spot by emailing our volunteer coordinator at volunteersealrescueireland@gmail.com

The Bush Old School House is located in Bush (on the road between Greenore and Dundalk) only 10 minutes drive from Carlingford and only 5 minutes from Gyles Quay.  https://www.facebook.com/busholdschoolhouse/

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Spring Clothing Drive
May
19
to Jun 15

Spring Clothing Drive

Please donate your old clothes to Seal Rescue Ireland to help raise funds to care for our seal pups! Shoes, T-shirts, towels and others welcomed! Please drop off at the centre in Courtown (Behind the swimming pool) any day from 10-5pm. 

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Rescue Training - Strandhill Sligo
May
14
4:00 PM16:00

Rescue Training - Strandhill Sligo

Training Course for Joining Seal Rescue Ireland's Rescue Team. 
We are expanding our stranding network and looking for new and enthusiastic people who are interested in helping rescue seals from all over Ireland. We are holding a training course at the Surf Club in Strandhill Co Sligo on Saturday May 14th. The training fee of 35 euros includes the full day training, rescue vest, membership card and a starter rescue packet. 

Space is limited so please register and learn how to reserve your spot by emailing our volunteer coordinator at volunteersealrescueireland@gmail.com

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Pup Crawl
May
12
to May 13

Pup Crawl

Do you love seals? Drink deals? Great craic? Then come support the Republic of Ireland’s only seal rehabilitation centre by downing some shots for the seals at our fundraiser on Friday, May 12: The Seal Rescue Ireland “Pup Crawl” through Galway City!

We'll be hitting 4 pubs and one nightclub on the crawl, with games, prizes, and plenty of free and discounted drinks along the way! All proceeds go directly to healing our sealios, so register before Monday, May 8 to reserve your ticket AND a dope, exclusive, hilariously punny pub crawl tee!

If you happen to be anti-tshirt, feel free to register right up until the day of the event, Friday May 12. More details: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/pup-crawl

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ABC Thursdays
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

ABC Thursdays

A is for Animal, B is for Book, C is for Craft!

Join us and the seals every Thursday at 10am or 3pm to learn all about animals through story, craft & touch! 

This multisensory way of learning is set to engage young children & build their knowledge of the natural world more & more each week!
Mum or Dad can enjoy a coffee or tea and get involved creating something for their little ones to take home!
Don't forget to greet the seals too!

€4 per child. 
Text 083 828 1479 to book! 
See you there!

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