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Our work is seasonal, and we do not keep any animals in care for the purpose of public display. We are a hospital first and foremost, so the well-being of the animals is always our priority, and we do not keep the pups from returning to the wild any longer than they need to; this will lead to fluctuations in our numbers.

View our Additional Needs and Carers Policy Here

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Experiences (1-3 Hours)

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Getting to Seal Rescue Ireland

We are located in the heart of Courtown harbour, snuggled just behind Active Tribe Adventure and Leisure Centre.

By Car: Click directions on the map for detailed driving directions from wherever you are visiting us from.

By Bus: Wexford Bus and Bus Eireann frequently stop in Gorey, from Gorey a variety of taxi services can get you to Courtown.

Activities in the area

The beautiful Courtown Harbour is nestled quietly amongst a vast area of natural beauty. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or even a day trip down from Dublin or the Midlands, visit our seals in the “The Sunny South-East” and discover all of the amazing activities nearby too!

Check out, or download the official Visit Wexford App for lots of fantastic activities!

Gallivanting Tours

After visiting the seals, we recommend checking out Gallivanting Tours to explore the ancient beauty of Courtown Woods, a current hotspot for biodiversity, and one of the last remaining strongholds of An Dubh Tir, The Dark Country. Gallivanting is a state of mind, a place of learning, exploration and discovery!

On Lorraine’s walks, you’ll discover a whole new but also very old world. Discover the Earth worship of Celtic Ireland and the belief that our native Irish Trees have energies that can help us in our busy modern lifestyles. Foraging and Folklore that lets you follow in the footsteps of your ancestors.

All this and more awaits you on a Gallivanting Walk or Workshop!

Storyteller in Courtown Woods
wexford adventure trails

Halloween at SRI: Seal your Doom!

For the week of halloween (both weekends included) we will be offering two additional programmes, one for kids and one for adults:

For any booking queries or assistance, please contact our Education Manager at

“A wonderful experience! This was our second time having the SRI Virtual Experience at our company as it was in such high demand the first time! I loved learning about the seal rescue process, about seals’ importance in the ecosystem, and about human impact on seal habitats. Krysten was so helpful and friendly and happy to answer any questions we had. I’m really glad we went for this experience a second time, it was more than worthwhile and I feel like I’ve learned a lot. And of course, the seal pups are adorable.”

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