Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation
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The accessible dolphin population in the Shannon provides excellent opportunities for education and interpretation. The Foundation will develop educational resources to enhance school visits, facilitate third level institutes and provide assistance to teachers and parents in environmental education.
Skeleton display in the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife CentreSkulls, models and Deep water corals

The SDWF have recently developed a range of interpretive and educational resources in the newly opended Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre. With funding from the LEADER National Rural Development Programme, the Centre offers a wide range of interest and activities for children and adults alike. Open daily from June to September, other times by appointment.

Childrens cornerSperm whale skull in Centre yard

Shannon Dol-fun and Soundwaves

For education and information on the SHANNON DOLPHINS visit the newly opened Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre. read more...
1 May 2004

Basking shark and minke whale were observed off Loop Head

A basking shark and minke whale were observed off Loop Head. read more...
26 May 2007

BBC Coast features the Shannon dolphins-UPDATE

The Shannon dolphins and estuary will now appear on the BBC Coast programme on TUESDAY, the 24th July at 9.00pm on BBC2. read more...
10 July 2007

SDWF at Feile na Sionna and Doonbeg Seafood Festival

SDWF contributed to local events in July in Doonbeg and Kilrush. read more...
18 July 2010

Shannon Dolphins on RTE elev8

The Shannon dolphins will appear on RTE 2 on the elev8 programme at 4pm this Wednesday 18th April. read more...
16 April 2012

20 years studying the Shannon Dolphins

Public talk on 21 August at Kilkee Bay Hotel at 8pm. read more...
19 August 2013

Shannon Dolphins on RTE Nationwide

RTE's Nationwide filmed a lovely piece on the Shannon dolphins this summer to celebrate 20 years of the Shannon Dolphin study. read more...
12 October 2013


The Bottlenose Dolphin
Wild, Sociable Bottlenose Dolphins
Further Reading
Frequently Asked Questions
Whale & Dolphin Roadshow
Wildlife in the Region
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The SDWF is supported by the following agencies... Shannon Development Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Marine Institute Clare County Council Kilrush Urban District Counil
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