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With Ireland’s current levels of restriction, our outdoor Seal Feed and Enrichment Experiences are available for pre-booking in limited numbers.
Let’s all stay safe and do this together!

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We’re switching over!

From the 27th of December 2021, you will be able to book all of our experiences directly through our website! To book a visit to our centre before this date please book through Air BnB. If you have any queries about your booking please email [email protected]

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Virtual Seal Rescue Ireland Experience

Our immersive, behind-the-scenes tour is now available online! In this completely virtual experience, we will bring the excitement of our rescue centre directly into your home! Come meet our adorable seal pups up close and help them get one step closer to being released back into the wild!

Your experience will begin with an educational talk about the different types of seals in Ireland, the threats facing them, and how you can help create a safe environment for seals in the wild. Next, we’ll bring you behind the scenes for a tour of the hospital where you’ll hear the stories of the rescue seals currently in care and meet them up close and personal.

Learn how:

  • We keep the seals happy and mentally stimulated while in our care,
  • How we keep them fed and gain weight.
  • Learn about the rehabilitation process from ICU, to Kennels, to Pools and observe them dive, swim, and develop the skills they’ll need to flourish in the wild!
45 minutes
Adults: €12.00 (13 years +)
Children €8.00 (3-12 years old)
Children: Free (0-2 years old)
Group Size:
Up to 10 people
Private Bookings are available for up to 30 people, starting at €100
Special Offer:
Receive €5.00 off a seal adoption(s) of your choice for participating.
For any queries, contact [email protected]

Gallivanting Tours

We recently teamed up with Lorraine from 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!

For bookings please visit:

Getting to Seal Rescue Ireland:

We are located in the heart of Courtown harbour, snuggled just behind Courtown 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:

  • Spudz Cabs: 087 127 4650
  • Paudge’s Cabs: 087 274 5580

Originally established in June 2010 as “Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary” located in Co Kerry, the facility was destroyed by a a series of winter storms at the beginning of 2014. At that point, the organisation rebranded as “Seal Rescue Ireland” and moved to the current site in Courtown, Co Wexford, where we’ve continued our work ever since. Since 2014, our efforts have resulted in successful rehabilitation and release of over 350 EU protected, native seals.

Our facility comprises of 6 (out of view) intensive care units, twelve kennels with baths & heat mats, four large nursery pools, a seal hospital/ food prep kitchen, a public picnic and garden area, and our visitor centre with and education space and gift shop.

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 make the quick trip down the “The Sunny South-East”.

Activities Near By

  • Explore the wild & well kept Courtown Woods, with walkways for all ages.
  • Follow your toes as you wander along our golden, East coast
  • Get your swimming trunks on and dive into the Irish Sea
  • Enjoy a frothy pint of Ireland’s black gold and a deliciously warm bite to eat at one of Courtown’s cafe’s, bars, restaurants or pubs.
  • Have a laugh at Pirate’s Cove, Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre, Flanagan’s Wharf,  Courtown Amusement Centre or any of the other activities you’ll find if you come visit this gorgeous coastal community.


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:

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