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A Trip to Seal Rescue Ireland

On a recent trip, I stumbled across Seal Rescue Ireland, a national charity that rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned seal pups and inspires ocean conservation. It’s located in Courtown, Co Wexford. According to the visitor signs displayed by…

She’s an Arctic Mystery

On 2nd January 2020 a curious guest showed up on the west coast of Ireland in CO. Kerry in the shape of a fluffy little cloud. After further sitings and photos send into our 24h-hour rescue hotline, our animal care…

Seal FAQs

Q: What species of seals do we have in Ireland? A: While there are 33 species of seal in the world, we only get two in Ireland- the Common (Harbour) seal and the Grey seal. Despite the misleading name, the…

The Rescue of Maui

THE CALL Our 24-hour hotline phone received a rather distressing call on Thursday afternoon, 10 May 2018. The caller spoke in a surprising urgency; Grey seal pupping season had been over for a couple of months now so we weren’t…

Watershed Restoration

FROM CLOUDY MOUNTAINS AND FARMLANDS TO URBAN DRAINS, ALL WATER LEADS TO THE SEA! Following the overwhelming success of our pilot restoration project in Courtown Woods last winter (2018), Seal Rescue Ireland has decided to significantly upscale our proactive conservation…

Climate Change Action Plan

Meet Falafel our Climate Emergency Ambassador! Following a stormy few days in November 2019, our rescue team were called out to Arklow, to assess the state of a grey seal pup who was stranded and in very poor condition. In…

Ecobricks

Thanks for doing your part to reduce plastic waste in our oceans and landfills! Due to an incredible amount of interest from across Ireland, SRI is currently not accepting Ecobricks from the public, as we have reached storage capacity on…

Human Disturbance

Seals must spend time on land to rest, moult and rear their pups. When walking along Ireland’s coastline, please be aware that seals rely on the beach as their habitat. Approaching them can cause stress, injury, or cause mother’s to…

How Seals benefit fisheries

This page is currently under construction. When it’s ready, come and explore a culturally in-grained misconception, that seals eat all the fish…

Entanglement

This page is currently under construction. Soon we’ll be examining the horrific impact that ghost fishing nets have on wildlife, and how we as consumers can influence change in this industry.

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