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

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity organisation that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release native seal pups found sick, injured or orphaned from across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, it responds to reports nationwide and aims to rehabilitate the pups back to full health so that 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 who inhabit them. 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, to protect seals in the wild. SRI’s work is made possible almost entirely due to the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of public donations.

The Seal Rescue Centre is open to the public 7 days per week for free tours of the hospital throughout the day. Come join SRI for a unique educational experience, great for all ages, to come meet the seal pups, learn their stories, and check out their great gift shop! For regular tours there is no need to book ahead. For SRI’s special programmes, including school tours, birthday parties, and ‘behind the scenes’ experiences, please book in advance.

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!

For SRI’s special programmes, including school tours, birthday parties, and ‘behind the scenes’ experiences, please book in advance.

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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