Courtown Seal Rescue Centre
Treacys Hotel Enniscorthy is in the perfect location for families wishing to explore the Sunny South East of Ireland. With easy access to many popular tourist attractions, from leisurely to educational, Wexford has it all. During your holiday, why not take a trip to Courtown Seal Rescue Centre. The perfect thing to do with kids in County Wexford.
COURTOWN SEAL RESCUE CENTRE
Courtown Seal Rescue Centre is a not-for-profit charity nestled away on the Wexford Coast. The team of volunteers that can be found here are dedicated to rescuing seals from all across Ireland and rehabilitating them back to full health before being released back into the wild.
Dealing with over 100 seal pups a year, the centre is open to members of the public to visit and see their rehabilitation work first hand.
Not only they rescue seal pups but they rehab some injured ones and releases them later when they are ready to go back to sea. Check their releases dates on their website, since for sure it is something great for the kids to watch.
For the pups through numerous methods, they feed the seals before teaching them how to feed themselves, until they reach their target weight for releasing into the wild.
- 30-minute Guided Tour: €10 per adult (16+), and €8 per child (ages5-15), children under 5 are free. During the 30-minute tour, you will learn all about the rescue and rehabilitation and enjoy a guided tour of our facility with the chance to meet the adorable seal pups in care and learn their individual stories. People under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience: €30 per person (age 5 and up only). This one-hour experience begins with an educational talk about Ireland’s iconic seals and the threats they face in the wild, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital where visitors get the chance to assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep our seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in our care. Visitors are then led out to our rehabilitation pools for the chance to feed the seals, watch them dive and for fish, and develop the skills they’ll need to flourish in the wild! People under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Rescuer for A Day Experience: €70 per person. This 3-Hr experience starts off with an in-depth presentation about Ireland’s seals and why they need our help, and then receive a full behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty working alongside our animal care team! Together, you will clean the pools and kennels, feed the seals, and help with animal care tasks. You will get the great photo opportunities while contributing valuably to our efforts. This tour is only available for ages 10+ and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Seal rescue Ireland’s deals are seasonal so check out http://www.sealrescueireland.org/visit-us/ to find out more on your booking.
Courtown Seal Rescue Centre is a quick 35 minute spin from Treacys Hotel Enniscorthy. To drive there from our hotel, turn right onto Templeshannon on exiting our hotel. After 900 metres, turn left onto the road sign posted for Boolavogue/The Harrow/Monagear. Continue onwards for nearly 4 km before turning right onto L2021-2. Stay on this route for 21 km before turning right for Courtown. Continue on this road before hanging right to join R742. Stay on this road for 100 metres before turning left for Ballinatray Lower. Continue hanging left for 1 km and you will arrive at your destination.
Eircode: Y25 PD92
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