Orphaned, sick and injured Common and Grey seal pups are rescued from around the coast of the Republic of Ireland.

Seal Rescue Ireland operates the only seal rehabilitation centre within the Republic of Ireland, and promotes ocean conservation and sustainability through education, outreach and research.

Orphaned, sick and injured Common and Grey seal pups are rescued from around the coast of the Republic of Ireland. A team of Rescue Volunteers rescue and transport the pups to Seal Rescue centre. Once admitted, all the important details are recorded from who rescued the pup and where it is from to any injuries and illness, and its weight.
Once hydrated and on treatment, the seal pup is kept in a specially designed kennel, away from cold and wind. The pup is monitored and checked regularly and fed every 3 – 4 hours gradually moving from fluids to either liquidised fish or whole fish depending on the age of the pup.
Once the pups have reached their target weights and are fit and healthy they are released back into the wild (25-30kg for commons and 35-40kg for greys). Seal Rescue tries to release the pups as close to where they were originally found.

Useful Information

When you purchase an item from the gift shop you are making a significant contribution to the rescue, care, and release of Seal Pups!

Getting There

Located in the heart of Courtown harbour, snuggled just behind Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre.

Map Location: 52.649129, -6.228391
Contact Seal Rescue Ireland

Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland


Eircode: Y25 TP93
T: +353 (0)53 942 4980
T: +353 (0)87 195 5393
W: www.sealrescueireland.org
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