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Early date for Whale Watch Ireland 2024

Whale Watch Ireland IWDG National Whale Watching Event

Whale Watch Ireland, the annual Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) nationwide public whale watching event, has switched dates for 2024. Now in its 22nd year, this coordinated national event takes place simultaneously at 11 sites around the Irish coast, which means there is a good chance that at least….

David Lindo (AKA The Urban Birder) to open Cape Clear Wildlife Festival

Birdwatch Ireland’s Cape Clear Bird Observatory celebrates its 60th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion the island is hosting a nearly two-week-long wildlife festival from Monday 02 September to Saturday 14 September. Well known British “celebrity birder” David Lindo, The Urban Birder, swaps his familiar cityscapes for the….

Get closer to the wild side of Ireland on a Discover Wildlife Weekend

Our Discover Wildlife Weekends are all about getting you closer to the wild side of Ireland. We encountered some incredible wildlife on our 2018 weekend wildlife breaks on the stunning West Cork coast, and we’re looking forward to seeing what 2019 has in store. The video below, featuring some of….

Be “Nature Nice” this Tree Day!

National Tree Day 2018

The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Tetra Pak, is inviting primary school children across the country to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day on Thursday 4th October 2018. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be nature nice! or Bí dóighiúil don dúlra!” Tetra Pak Tree Day gives children, teachers and parents….

Incredible wildlife, incredible offer: Ireland’s Wild South Coast

Fin whales: regulars off Ireland's wild south coast!

The south coast of Ireland is a magical place for wildlife enthusiasts. Breathtaking locations, some of the best marine and coastal wildlife Europe has to offer and that legendary hospitality for which the Irish are world-renowned. Put it all together and you have the perfect destination for a wildlife holiday to….

RTÉ puts Irish wildlife centre stage this spring

Wildlife Television and Radio Ireland

State broadcaster Radio Telefis Éireann (RTÉ) has announced an impressive array of wildlife and nature programming as part of its spring schedule. Hosted by passionate Irish naturalists and film-makers, the programmes capture and share the wonder of Irish wildlife. Ireland’s Wild Atlantic The season kicks off on the 22 April with….

Ireland’s Wild South Coast: book now and save

White-tailed eagle Ireland

The West Cork stretch of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is a coastline replete with stunning scenery and offers some of the best marine and coastal wildlife and bird watching in Europe. Now, with our new range of wildlife holidays and short breaks, you can join some of the region’s best….

Saturday 27 August 2016 is Whale Watch Ireland Day

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) continues it’s annual all-Ireland synchronised whale-watching event in 2016, with this year’s event scheduled for Saturday the 27 August between 2pm and 5pm. Timed to coincide with Heritage Week, the event, supported as always by Inis Cologne, takes place simultaneously at 20 headlands around the Irish….

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 accepting entries

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 open for entries

Arguably the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition — the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is now open for entries for its 52nd year. Owned and organised by the British Natural History Museum, the competition is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world, and the entries it attracts each year represent a global showcase….

Birdwatch Ireland Garden Bird Survey kicks off Monday

This Monday, 30 November 2015, sees the start of Birdwatch Ireland’s most popular survey: the annual winter Garden Bird Survey. Every year Ireland’s largest conservation NGO asks households across the country to record the birds visiting their gardens between the start of December and the end of February. How the Garden Bird….

Dates for 2016 Discover Wildlife Weekends announced

Lunge feeding minke whale

We’ll be running two more of our popular Discover Wildlife Weekends in 2016 — one in Spring and one in Autumn, based once again at the fabulous Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork. The dates for your diary are: Spring 2016 Weekend: 13 May – 15 May Autumn 2016….

Whale Watch Ireland 2015

On Sunday 23 August, as part of Heritage Week 2015, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group is hosting its annual shore-based all-Ireland whale-watching event, Whale Watch Ireland. Taking place at 20 land-based vantage points around the coast of the Island of Ireland, the event aims to raise awareness of the 24 species….