Seal Rescue Ireland is a charity that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release seal pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, they respond to reports nationwide and aim to rehabilitate the pups back to full health so they can be returned to the wild. SRI promotes ocean conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and research programs, in order to protect our marine environment and all life within.
Seal Rescue Ireland Virtual Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience
The in person experiences are currently on pause due to Covid-19, but with the Virtual Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience, they will bring our rescue centre directly into your home. This experience gives you the opportunity to have an in depth look into the world of wildlife rehabilitation at Ireland's only seal rescue centre. Meet our seal pups up close and help us get them 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, they 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. You will have the opportunity to join as they give enrichment items to keep the seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in our care. Finally, you get to watch the seals gobble down some fish at one of their daily feeds in the rehabilitation pools and observe them dive, compete, and develop the skills they'll need to flourish in the wild.
SRI offer 45 minute Virtual Seal Feed And Enrichment Experiences four times a week Thursdays and Fridays at 17:00 GMT and Saturdays and Sundays at 15:00 GMT. There can be up to 10 participants per tour. For more information and to make bookings visit the website. Upon booking you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join us on Zoom through your desktop or mobile device.
By booking an experience you are supporting SRI’s life saving work, while getting the opportunity to view these marine mammal patients up close, and learn how to protect them in the wild. Please show your support for Ireland’s marine life by going on a virtual tour with the seals and learning how to get involved.