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Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre

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We visited the Shannon Dolphin Centre yesterday with a group of students from St Flannans College... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
StFlannansCollege
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Informative, interesting and a lot of fun!

I have been to the centre many times in my life, it’s so amazing and informative. It’s great for... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
rozies577
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5 days ago
“School tour”
Aug 7, 2018
“Informative, interesting and a lot of fun! ”
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Visit us for guided tours of our dolphin research and education centre, and learn about the valuable work we do on the Shannon Estuary bottlenose dolphin population! Find out about the different whale and dolphin species living in Irish waters and...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Shannon Dolphin Centre yesterday with a group of students from St Flannans College. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The 2 guides Trea and Frances were informative and helpful.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I have been to the centre many times in my life, it’s so amazing and informative. It’s great for all ages, very interactive! The Staff are great and very welcoming! Well worth the visit if your in the area!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Hidden little gem. Guys there really know lots about the marine life on display. They went out of their way to explain about whales and dolphins and their own experiences and encounters

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited here after our dolphin trip, got nice tour and child was entertained. Worth popping in, staff are very welcoming and informative.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

This small museum tells the story of the Shannon harbor's unique population of bottlenose dolphins. The docent shared information about the ongoing scientific study and showed us skeletons of dolphins and whales -- this would be a fun stop with kids.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Mary F
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

What a collection of sea creatures in bone form and great details . They made a great display for children in sound, visual, and reading

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

The manager was such a delightful woman and welcomed us into the centre despite being closed for the season. Fab centre to visit if you are in the area!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited conveniently during a rainstorm. Guided round this small but fascinating place by a very informative guy clearly working in a field he loves. Dolphin and whale bones, sounds, info.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank TJBLeics
Reviewed July 22, 2016

I spent a week in Kilrush and this is definitely a fantastic hidden gem! The research they're doing here is fascinating, I'd no idea there were Shannon Dolphins!! The girls who were around on the day were so knowledgeable, and I learnt so much without...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed July 20, 2016

On a recent trip to Kilrush I happened upon the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre. There I was treated to two hours of fascination. The main reason for the success of this visit was the incredible enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject displayed by Emer...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank 156kate
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