IWDG & Celtic Mist are at the Dublin Port Riverfest this weekend2nd Jun 2017
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will be taking part in the Dublin Port Riverfest this Bank Holiday weekend, 3rd – 5th June 2017.
Festivities kick off with the Celtic Mist taking part in the Parade of Sails, which will depart Dun Laoghaire at 11 am and head to Dublin Port, arriving at the north quays in the early afternoon.
The Celtic Mist will then be berthed and open to members of the public on Saturday, 3rd and Sunday 4th June at the Grand Canal Dock, in front of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The IWDG will also have a stand at the festival’s Village (on the north quays), where you can find out about Ireland’s whales and dolphins. The Village is open from 12 pm to 6 pm.
The Celtic Mist will depart Riverfest for Drogheda on the morning of Monday, 5th June to take part in the Drogheda Festival before continuing its sanctuary tour to carry out cetacean research and raise awareness of the importance of Irish waters as a whale and dolphin sanctuary. After Drogheda, the vessel will head to Cork and then to Seafest in Galway. The Celtic Mist is crewed by IWDG members and has marine biologists on board to record sightings and conduct education.
We hope to see you on board over the weekend! Photo: Nick Massett