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Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary - CLOSED

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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
Dingle, Ireland
Brilliant location!!! Wonderful work!!!

We called and asked if we could stop by and visit as they were not offically open when we were in... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2014
Linda T
Carmel, Indiana
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28 Oct 2015
“Closed website did not say it moved ”
4 Mar 2015
“Closed since February 2014”
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...more
Emlagh, Lispole, Ireland
+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.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank TrudyD89
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

Date of experience: April 2014
8  Thank beachcomber_ireland
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.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank fuchsia2014
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

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Linda T
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

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Sinead F
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

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank LisaWGC
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

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank 288AnnD
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

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank t8bacon
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

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank drjohnScottsdale
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

Date of experience: August 2013
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