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Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre

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Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Ireland
+353 65 905 2326
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Lovely place.

We visited here after our dolphin trip, got nice tour and child was entertained. Worth popping in... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Aonghus O
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Interesting and informative

This small museum tells the story of the Shannon harbor's unique population of bottlenose dolphins... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Mary F
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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 study some real skeletons of common and rare species. Listen to dolphin sounds and watch a movie about our research. Explore our cabinet filled with interesting specimens of all kinds. Kids can explore our goggle boxes and rubbing boards or try to solve the giant jigsaw!
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18 Jun 2017
“Lovely place. ”
28 May 2017
“Interesting and informative”
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Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Ireland
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+353 65 905 2326
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Thank TJBLeics
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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
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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

Thank 156kate
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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!!

1  Thank chunkers11
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I have visited Kilrush a couple of times with different groups of friends and always make sure to drop into the Dolphin and Wildlife Centre. The staff are so knowledgeable and helpful. I always learn something new when I'm there. They have on-going research projects...More

1  Thank sarahmn2010
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

I visited Kilrush with a group of 9 road (and wine) weary friends on an annual visit to Ireland. We stumbled into the centre and were kindly offered a tour (which the extremely knowledgeable staff split in two and carried out in parallel!). The extent...More

2  Thank Ted M
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