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Whale Live Strands in Mayo

Earlier today (27 November), a large baleen whale c.12m in length was spotted struggling in very shallow water at Cross Beach, Killadoon, Co. Mayo. Th...

27th Nov 2016


The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will run a Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) course in Cork at the Mald...

24th Nov 2016

IWDG welcome New Director

IWDG welcome a new edition to their Board with the appointment of Conal O'Flanagan.  Conal lives in north County Dublin and has been inter...

24th Nov 2016

IWDG Public Talk, Wilton, Cork Tues. 1st Nov 2016

This event is being hosted by the Cork branch of Bird Watch Ireland and will comprise a talk by IWDG Sightings Officer Padraig Whooley titled "Wh...

30th Oct 2016

IWDG to launch Trail of the Whale Campaign

The seas around the Irish southwest coast, from Counties Cork, Kerry, Clare and Galway, have enjoyed unprecedented sightings of humpback whales this s...

24th Oct 2016

Award winning Irish Humpback Whale film to be broadcast on TG4 on October bank-holiday

The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde, an Irish made film and narrated by Liam Ó Maonlaí, will be broadcast on Saturday 29th October at 7.15...

19th Oct 2016

Monitoring Harbour porpoises off North-Antrim Coast

The IWDG have deployed Static Acoustic monitoring devices off the North-Antrim coast in the Skerries and Causeway SAC to monitor the presence and beha...

17th Oct 2016

IWDG seek meeting to explore actions to reduce dolphin bycatch

The number of strandings of common dolphins over the last few years has increased and it is now the most frequently recorded species. Strandings typic...

15th Oct 2016

IWDG Surveyors join 2016 Celtic Sea Herring Survey

Since the first Marine Institute Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey in 2004, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group have collected sightings of whales and ...

9th Oct 2016

Life on the Edge 2016

At sea you are often hostage to the weather and this years’ trip didn’t get the weather windows we would have liked but sadly we cannot co...

5th Oct 2016


The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group Annual General Meeting will take place on 22 October 2016 at 2pm at the Shannon Dolphin Centre, Ki...

5th Oct 2016
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