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During April 2004, Shannon Dol-fun was organised by the SDWF. This involved visiting 25 schools and 1200 students in Counties Clare, Kerry and Limerick to talk about dolphins, seals and the sealife of the Shannon estuary and a weekend of Dol-fun at the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Kilrush.

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The whole event is planned again for April 2005 and if any schools would like a visit please contact the SDWF.

Shannon Dol-fun

A weekend of Shannon dol-fun in West Clare is being organised for 1-2 May 2004 by the SDWF. read more...
3 March 2004

Shannon Dol-fun Art and Poetry Competition

The Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation in collaboration with the Kilrush Dolphin Gateway are organizing an art and poetry competition. The theme of the competition is Dolphins and the Sea-life of the Shannon estuary read more...
19 April 2004

"Mooney Goes Wild" to be broadcast from the Scattery Island Centre

RTEs wildlife programme "Mooney Goes Wild" is to be broadcast live from the Scattery Island Centre, Kilrush on 5 June 2004. The programme will mark the opening of the new educational resources developed in the Centre for people interested in the Shannon read more...
27 May 2004

Whalewatch Ireland 2004 at Loop Head

Whalewatch Ireland 2004 is upon us again. This will be the fourth year of this All-Ireland event and once again Loop Head is included as a venue. Sunday 1 August from 2-5pm. read more...
22 July 2004

Shannon Dol-fun 2005: Marine theme costume competition

As part of Shannon Dol-fun 2005 the SDWF are organising a costume competition. All those interested are encouraged to make a costume inspired by the marine life in the Shannon estuary. A parade and prize giving will be held on 1 May at 2:00pm. read more...
25 March 2005

Irish Humpback whale documentary to be shown in Kilrush

The documentary "The return of the Humpbacks", which follows our attempts to locate the breeding grounds of humpback whales, which are being seen in increasing numbers off the Irish coast, will be shown on Friday 29 April at 7:30pm in the SDWF Centre. read more...
23 April 2005

Shannon Dol-fun 2005

This year Shannon Dol-fun takes place in Kilrush over the weekend 29 April - 1 May 2005. This includes, film shows and talks, a whale and dolphin watch, marine costume parade and lots more. read more...
24 April 2005

Dolphin trail opened in Kilrush

A new dolphin trail, designed to draw together a number of activities and facilities featuring the Shannon dolphins, around the town of Kilrush, Co Clare, was officially opened today. read more...
1 May 2005

Two events for Heritage Week

On Wednesday 7 September the SDWF will be holding a whalewatch at Loop Head from 2-5pm and then show a documentary "Return of the Humpbacks" as part of Heritage week. read more...
1 September 2005

School Holiday Fun!

Shannon Dolphin Centre is holding a number of school holiday activities during the summer break. read more...
14 July 2006

SDWF activities during Heritage Week

The SDWF are organising two events during Heritage Week, an afternoon of Marine Mania at Kilkee and a whale and dolphinwatch at Loop Head. read more...
26 August 2006

Cetacean Identification and Recording Workshop

A cetacean identification workshop is available on 26 June at the SDWF Centre in Kilrush. read more...
28 May 2007


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