Welcome to Ireland’s Only Reptile Zoo!

National Reptile Zoo Director and Founder James HennessyOur mission here at the National Reptile Zoo is to conserve reptiles in the wild through both education and captive breeding, to ensure future generations of these amazing animals, which are essential to our planet.

National Reptile Zoo Director and Founder James Hennessy has been dealing with reptiles for almost three decades and has worked all over the world including Guatemala, Cuba, Indonesia, West and North Africa, Venezuela and India.

James now spends his time running the Zoo, lecturing in schools and colleges, doing television and film work and traveling around the world on expeditions helping to conserve these animals and working on human/animal conflict issues.

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For just €25 you can adopt one of our scaly residents!
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Schools & Groups

School Tours and Group Visits to the National Reptile Zoo!
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The National Reptile Zoo

Demesne Road, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
Tel:056 7726757
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