Film Premiere: Cabo Verde – Island Jewel

When: Friday, MARCH 4th, 2022 @ 19:30

Due to the worsening COVID situation, and after some discussion and deliberation, the board of directors of the IWDG have decided that in the interests of health and safety, that this year’s Whale Tales is to be postponed until the weekend of March 4th and 5th 2022.
We are very disappointed and know that you will be too, as we were all looking forward to meeting up face to face. But, needs must.
Your Eventbrite booking will be valid for March 5th if you would stlll like to attend.
If you have made a hotel booking, the Radisson Blu are happy to cancel the booking with no charge or they can move the booking to March 4th. There may be a slight change in price given it is a new season. You will need to call them to arrange this even though I believe they may have unilaterally cancelled all our bookings, confusing the groups block booking with independent IWDG bookings. This all happened yesterday evening without formal cancellation of postponement.
So, new Whale Tales date:
Cabo Verde film premiere: Friday March 4th 2022
Whale Tales 2021: Saturday March 5th 2022
NOTE: The AGM will still go ahead on Nov 27th 4pm and a separate message will go out to members with a Zoom link for this AGM closer to the date.
Thank you so much for your support

This evening we will show a Canola Pictures production in association with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) and the Island foundation. It is a beautifully filmed story in aqua blue waters with plenty of sunshine and stunning footage of a magical landscape and the marine animals that live there.


Book your ticket HERE.


19:30 Mosaic (running time 14:55)

The story of shipwreck pottery and the death of a blue whale combine to inspire a singular artwork. A film by Shane Smith .

20:00 – 21:00 Cabo Verde – Island Jewel

In September 2019, a group of marine scientists travelled to the Cabo Verde, West Africa. They had two weeks to sail from the Barlavento Islands in the north to the Sotavento Islands in the south of the archipelago with a simple ambition; document as much of the marine biodiversity they came across in the largely unexplored marine environment.

Drawn from Ireland, Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and Cabo Verde itself the scientists would need good fortune and good weather. They found both: favourable conditions allowed them access to inshore waters normally too precarious for research; good fortune the opportunity to document a species previously unrecorded at sea in Cabo Verde.

This is their story.