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.
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.
Shannon Dol-fun and Soundwaves
For education and information on the SHANNON DOLPHINS visit the newly opened Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre.
1 May 2004
Basking shark and minke whale were observed off Loop Head
A basking shark and minke whale were observed off Loop Head.
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.
10 July 2007
SDWF at Feile na Sionna and Doonbeg Seafood Festival
SDWF contributed to local events in July in Doonbeg and Kilrush.
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.
16 April 2012
20 years studying the Shannon Dolphins
Public talk on 21 August at Kilkee Bay Hotel at 8pm.
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.
12 October 2013
Kids Fun Day! Wednesday 8th July, 12 pm to 5 pm, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Kilrush
Join us at our Kids Fun Day this Wednesday 8th July between 12 pm and 5 pm at the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre in Kilrush and take part in our great selection of dolphin activities and games!
6 July 2015
Family Fun Day and Poetry Competition! Saturday 15th August, 12 pm to 5 pm, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Kilrush
Join us at our Family Fun Day next Saturday 15th August between 12 pm and 5 pm at the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre in Kilrush! Enter our Poetry Competition and take part in great dolphin activities and games!
9 August 2015
The Bottlenose Dolphin
Wild, Sociable Bottlenose Dolphins
Frequently Asked Questions
Whale & Dolphin Roadshow
Wildlife in the Region