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Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 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 they are ready for release. I had no problem paying the admission. Only regret that I could not help more.

Thank t8bacon
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Reviewed 14 August 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 visit at a feeding time for the young seals. They are very cute.

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Reviewed 14 August 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 were taking care of the seals were very friendly and informative and willing to answer many questions! It was a bit chilly the day we went, so we bypassed the paddle boats. Once my daughter saw the giant playground, she was more interested in that than anything else! :) Will return!

Thank BuffaloGal716
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Although the prices are quite steep and the weather was awful, we really enjoyed our visit to the sanctuary. The staff are very friendly and have no problem answering any question you have about any of the seals. The seals are absolutely adorable, and it was really cool to be able to see them so close up.

It was a shame that so much of the boardwalk is closed off, but the weather really was terrible when we were there anyways, and the experience of seeing and learning so much about the seals still makes this worth 4 stars.

Thank Maria C
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting the seal and wildlife sanctuary this weekend, we hadn't heard of it before and saw it on the way to dingle, we thought we'd give it a visit in the way back. We had such a lovely afternoon there, our two boys got to feed the ducks and see week old seals. It's a very peaceful place and our boys are beyond energetic and they were so well behaved because ( I think ) the sanctuary is just such tranquil place. Also, very very child friendly with a huge playground, fully equipped. We were really surprised with this place and will definitely be going again. Educational too!

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