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Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre

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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 7 August 2018
Rozie S
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Dolphinately

Hidden little gem. Guys there really know lots about the marine life on display. They went out of... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
adrian c
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7 Aug 2018
“Informative, interesting and a lot of fun! ”
19 Jun 2018
“Dolphinately”
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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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+353 65 905 2326
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Reviewed 7 August 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!

Thank Rozie S
Reviewed 20 June 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

1  Thank adrian c
Reviewed 18 June 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.

Thank Aonghus O
Reviewed 28 May 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.

1  Thank Mary F
Reviewed 27 May 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

Thank rose b
Reviewed 28 April 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!

Thank CK811
Reviewed 11 September 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.

1  Thank TJBLeics
Reviewed 22 July 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

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 20 July 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

1  Thank 156kate
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic visit! The staff were all so friendly and knowledgeable. A hidden gem! Highlight of my trip to Clare. I'll be back to visit next year!!

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