Free shore-based whale watching occasions to mark Nationwide Biodiversity Week


The Irish Whale And Dolphin Group (IWDG) is internet hosting free shore-based guided whale-watching occasions across the Irish coast on Saturday 21 Might to mark Nationwide Biodiversity Week. IWDG personnel will lead occasions in 5 counties, assisted by native members and skilled observers who will share their abilities and expertise on the day. It provides a implausible alternative to be taught extra concerning the marine wildlife visiting our shores, and to select up some ideas that can aid you spot these iconic marine mammals for your self.

Whale Watching Biodiversity Week
An IWDG Whale Watching occasion at Cloghna Head in West Cork, one of many areas on Saturday’s itinerary

All of the watches will happen between 10am and 12 midday, and are open to everybody. There isn’t a have to e-book: merely flip up on the day and profit from the expertise. When you’ve got binoculars, or higher nonetheless, a recognizing scope, deliver them with you, as the higher your optics, the higher your probabilities of seeing whales and dolphins on the day.

As with every outside occasion, the organisers ask that you just gown appropriately for situations on the day, and please keep in mind that profitable shore-based whale watching is very climate dependent. Native IWDG watch-leaders reserve the correct to cancel occasions with out discover within the occasion of excessive winds or rain, each of which render shore-based whale watching unfeasible.

You could see a Humpback Whale from shore this Biodiversity Week
A humpback whale near shore off West Cork. There are presently humpbacks off the south coast.

IWDG Biodiversity Week Whale Watching Occasions

  • Loop Head, Co. Clare, assembly at Lighthouse, chief Mags Daly, Ph. 083 8401102, e mail: mags.daly@iwdg.ie
  • Dun na mBó, Mullett Peninsula, Co. Mayo, chief Sean Pierce, Ph. 086 8368736, e mail: pierceboystp@gmail.com
  • Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, assembly at West Lighthouse, chief Pádraig Whooley, Ph. 086 3850568, e mail: padraig.whooley@iwdg.ie
  • Howth Head, Co. Dublin, assembly @ Balscadden Automobile Pk, little store (Howth Hub), chief Dave O’ Connor, Ph. 087 6665049, e mail: dave@wolfhoundtours.com
  • Cloghna Head, West Cork, assembly @ Galley head view automobile park, chief Denis O’ Regan, Ph. 083 3369775, e mail: watch@denis.co

See the full announcement on the IWDG web site right here, and In the event you’d wish to brush up in your shore-based whale-watching abilities forward of the occasion, try our useful whale watching information right here.


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