Come visit rescued seal pups and learn about their rehabilitation journey back to the wild!

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release seals found sick, injured or orphaned from across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, their efforts span nationwide with the aim to rehabilitate animals back to full health so they can be released back into the wild. 


SRI is very active in educating the public on threats facing marine life and promoting ocean conservation and sustainability in order to protect our seas and all life within. SRI strives to forge a connection between the public and their marine mammal patients, to raise awareness about pressing environmental issues including climate change, ocean pollution and threats to biodiversity. As a Registered Charity (RCN: 20108519) their work is made possible almost entirely due to the dedication of volunteers, and the generosity from the public.

SRI is now offering a new, ‘Seal Feed and Enrichment’ Experience! Available 7 days per week, this immersive programme gives you the unique opportunity to see the adorable seal pups up close, get involved in their rehabilitation, and help get them one step closer to being released back into the wild! The one-hour experience begins with a behind the scenes tour of the hospital where participants assist the skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep the seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in care. Participants are then led out to the rehabilitation pools for the chance to feed the seals, watch them dive and compete for fish, and develop the skills they’ll need to flourish in the wild!

Open Year Round
Open most weekends, and holidays between 9.30-5.30.
Also open during the week seasonally.
Always best to check the website or call in advance for available tours and opening times.
Opening times vary depending on the welfare of the seals in care, and the volume of seals on site.

Rates Apply

See the website for prices.

Useful Information
  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Group Size: Up to 6 per Time-slot
  • Details: Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and children under 2 are not able to come into the hospital area.
  • Discount: Receive €5 off a seal adoption(s) of your choice for participating!
As always, all funding goes to support SRI’s rescue and conservation work! For more information and to make bookings visit us here:
Registered Charity No. 20108519
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
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