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Only a week until the IWDG's National Whale Watch Day, 2018

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) invites you to join them for a land-based whale watch next Saturday, 25th August 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm...

18th Aug 2018

Paraglide in aid of the IWDG

Young Clare resident, Joshua Quinton, offered to undertake a sponsored paraglide to help raise money to buy the IWDG a new jeep.  After a number ...

10th Aug 2018

Unusual beaked whale strandings in Northwest...Update!

UPDATE More coming in, from Inishboffin, Inisowen and a floating carcass seen from Celtic Explorer this morning may have been a beaked whale !! ...

7th Aug 2018

IWDG wishes Welfare Officer Paul Kiernan well in Rome

  It is with regret the IWDG say goodbye and thanks to Paul Kiernan as he heads off to Italy on a new posting at the Irish Embassy. Paul ...

1st Aug 2018

IWDG on RTE 1 Nationwide, Mon. 30th July @ 19:00

Update 31st July 2018....For those of you who missed last night's whale programme on RTE Nationwide, it's available on this link on RTE Player...

31st Jul 2018

Derry to Galway on Celtic Mist

by Alexandra McInturf On Monday, July 16th, Celtic Mist floated among the many clippers docked in Lough Foyle, all of which were adorned with colou...

23rd Jul 2018

Celtic Mist completes its most ambitious journey

Celtic Mist arrived in Derry on Sunday night after a 4000km, eight week expedition to Iceland. Read about the final leg of this at http://...

20th Jul 2018

Whale and Dolphin Identification Course

IWDG in collaboration with the National Biodiversity Data Centre are hosting a one day course at the IWDG headquarters in Kilrush, Co Clare. &...

16th Jul 2018

Read about Final leg of Ireland to Iceland 2018

The final leg of Ireland to Iceland 2018, IWDG Humpback whale Expedition to Iceland has just been completed.  Six weeks after leaving Dublin, Cel...

4th Jul 2018

Celtic Mist finally gets around the Horn

Tuesday 19th June: With a fresh crew on board, which included our new skipper Mick O' Meara and some old IWDG heads like Conal O' Flanagan ...

3rd Jul 2018

This Island Nation: IWDG reflect on the use of marine resources in Iceland

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation is from Iceland where IWDG reflect on fishing and marine tourism iduring the on...

26th Jun 2018
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