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Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary - CLOSED

Emlagh, Lispole, Ireland
+353 66 915 1750
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Closed website did not say it moved

Unfortunately I had not read the previous reviews and travelled a long distance to visit. Nothing... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2015
Trudy D
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Dublin, Ireland
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Closed since February 2014

Unfortunately the centre was severely damaged by Storm Darwin in February 2014. They moved... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2015
beachcomber_ireland
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Dingle, Ireland
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Open mid-May through September. Closed during winter.The DWSS officially opened its doors to the public in June of 2010 and is working around the clock with a team of hardworking resident volunteers to care for any animal in need in Ireland.The Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary (DWSS) rescues orphaned, wounded and starving seal pups and releases them back into the wild as soon as they have a clean bill of health. The DWSS provides a west coast home for seals and any wildlife in need, and provides the funds and facilities essential to servicing the needs of the animals, promoting their conservation and protection and developing the harmonious and sustainable ecotourism industry of the area. Set on 22 acres of beautiful lakes and wetlands, the DWSS is an ideal location to visit the Seal Sanctuary, learn about the rehabilitation process and meet the resident rescued seal-pups. Wander along the Nature Trail board walks to enjoy the wildlife. Feed our resident bird collection of Ducks, Geese, Swans and Peacocks or play with one of our adorable Kid Goats. We have a stunning children’s adventure playground featuring a large wooden castle, a bouncy castle and a fantastic climbing frame. Enjoy a relaxing paddle around our beautiful lakes on one of our pedalo boats. Pick up a souvenir from our Gift shop and treat yourself in our authentic farm fresh café offering delectable nibbles, warming coffees and much more at Blúiríní Blasta.
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28 Oct 2015
“Closed website did not say it moved ”
4 Mar 2015
“Closed since February 2014”
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Emlagh, Lispole, Ireland
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+353 66 915 1750
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Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately I had not read the previous reviews and travelled a long distance to visit. Nothing but disappointment for a car full of young children when we discovered it was closed.

1  Thank Trudy D
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Reviewed March 4, 2015

Unfortunately the centre was severely damaged by Storm Darwin in February 2014. They moved operations to County Wexford. They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland

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Reviewed January 19, 2015

Strange to see this listed as no.1 attraction in Lispole since it has been closed (gone - finished) for over a year now. Oh well. it was nice when it was open I suppose.

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

We called and asked if we could stop by and visit as they were not offically open when we were in Dingle. The volunteers were so sweet and helpful and told us to just stop by. We got to see all of the rescue seals...More

Thank Linda T
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This beautiful Sanctuary is an inspiration. You get such an insight into a seal's life here. Not only that but you get a fantastic close up experience with injured baby seals and see the different stages involved on their road to recovery. These people are...More

Thank Sinead F
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visited the seal and wildlife sanctuary during our summer holiday to Ireland. This sanctuary is situated outside the beautiful town of Dingle in Kerry. We visited there on a Sunday afternoon and paid 22 euro entry for a family of 4. Two adults and...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We visited the sanctuary during our recent trip. It was a wonderful experience. We particularly enjoyed listening to the volunteers talk about the particular seals and their care/feeding. This sanctuary has a wonderful mission and it was good knowing that the entry fee (and donations)...More

1  Thank 288AnnD
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Since I volunteer for a wildlife sancuary here at home I really enjoyed visiting my counterparts. Oklahoma and Ireland have some simular animals. Seeing the seals was a real treat. This is an animal rehab! It is very expensive to care for these animal til...More

Thank t8bacon
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

At €8 a person, the admission to the Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary is overpriced. However, the money goes to a good cause. This is not a zoo. All the seals and birds here are rehabilitated with plans to release them in the wild. Plan your...More

Thank drjohnScottsdale
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We took our 2 year old to the Sanctuary and we had a blast! She loved seeing the goats as well as feeding the birds. She wasn't too into the seals because she couldn't get very close, but I was loving it. The ladies that...More

Thank BuffaloGal716
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