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.
The whole event is planned again for April 2005 and if any schools would like a visit please contact the SDWF.
A weekend of Shannon dol-fun in West Clare is being organised for 1-2 May 2004 by the SDWF.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 September 2005
School Holiday Fun!
Shannon Dolphin Centre is holding a number of school holiday activities during the summer break.
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.
26 August 2006
Cetacean Identification and Recording Workshop
A cetacean identification workshop is available on 26 June at the SDWF Centre in Kilrush.
28 May 2007
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