Whale Watch Ireland 2018, Sat. 25th August, 2:00-5:00 pm25th Aug 2018
Whale Watch Ireland 2018, Saturday 25th August
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) invites you to join them for a land-based whale watch at a local headland between 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday 25th August 2018. The purpose of whale watch day is to raise awareness of the 25 species of cetaceans (porpoises, dolphins and whales) recorded to date in all Irish waters, by giving the public an opportunity to look for and observe some of these wonderful marine mammals in their natural environment. This event also provides IWDG researchers with a unique snapshot of whale and dolphin activity around the Irish coast on the day.
This annual, all-island event, organized by the IWDG in association with Inis is free and open to all. All watches are land-based and will be led by experienced IWDG researchers and whale watchers, who will show you how to observe and identify some of the more commonly recorded cetacean species in Irish waters and who will be available to discuss the conservation work of the IWDG.
You should bring binoculars or a spotting scope and dress appropriately for outdoor weather conditions. There are no boat trips involved, and there is of course no guarantee that you will see whales or dolphins at your chosen site; but at last year’s event whales or dolphins were recorded at 15 of 20 sites (75%). So if the weather is suitable on the day, you’ve quite a good chance of seeing some really interesting marine wildlife, and in the process you’ll be supporting whale and dolphin conservation in Ireland by becoming actively involved in Citizen Science.
Please contact your local organizer for further details (see below) or visit the IWDG website www.iwdg.ie for the latest information on whale and dolphin sightings and strandings in Irish waters.
Any media enquiries to:
Pádraig Whooley, IWDG, Phone: 086- 3850568 or email: email@example.com
Local contact details for enquiries
|Watch location||Meeting Point||Watch Leader||Contact|
|Clogher Head, Louth||Port Oriel Upper Car park||Breffni Martin||087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Howth Head, North Dublin||Balscadden Car Pk||Conal O' Flanagan||086 email@example.com|
|Killiney Bay, South Dublin||Vico Road||Meadhbh Quinn||087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bray Head, Wicklow||Pitch & Putt car park||Justin Ivory||087 email@example.com|
|Wicklow town, Wicklow||Black Castle car park||Brian Glanville||087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hook Head, Wexford||Lighthouse||Noel Lynch||087 email@example.com|
|Ardmore Head, Waterford||Ram Head Signal Tower||Andrew Malcolm||087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Galley Head, West Cork||Lighthouse||Pádraig Whooley||086 email@example.com|
|Bray Hd, Valentia Isl. Kerry||Signal Tower||Sean O' Callaghan||085 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clogher Head, Kerry||Layby||Nick Massett||087 email@example.com|
|Loop Head, Clare||Lighthouse||Simon Berrow||086 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Black Head, Clare||Lighthouse||Sandra O' Donovan||086 email@example.com|
|Downpatrick Hd, Mayo||Car Park||Mark Holmes||086 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mullaghmore Head, Sligo||Mullaghmore Head||Miriam Crowley||085 email@example.com|
|Bloody Foreland, Donegal||Foreland Heights bar car park||Gareth Doherty||086 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Inishowen Head, Donegal||Tower||Trish Murphy||087 email@example.com|
|Portrush, Co. Antrim||Ramore Head||Jim Allen||078 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Portmuck, Antrim||Car Park||Cathy Hinds||075 email@example.com|
|Bloody Bridge, Down||Car Park||Dave Wall||077 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Images courtesy of IWDG: Howth Head, Co. Dublin, Loop Head, Co. Clare, Galley Head, Co. Cork, Clogher Head, Co. Kerry, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal
Graphics by William Helps