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IWDG submission to Disposal at Sea Licence Application by Arklow Energy Ltd

IWDG recently made a submission to the EPA regarding the application by Arkow Energy Ltd., Wicklow to to remove up to 99,999 wet tonnes of materi...

17th Jan 2017

Live stranding of 2 Common Dolphins in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

UPDATE: The latest news is that three common dolphins were found at Dungarvan but only two were still alive when found. Both of  the live ...

15th Jan 2017

Cause of deaths of porpoise and seals washed up at Ardmore, Co Waterford

IWDG learnt about a number of seals and a cetacean washed up at Ardmore Co Waterford on Monday. We sent down a local member of our Strandings Network,...

13th Jan 2017

3 Common dolphins live strand in Tarbert, Co Kerry

Mick O’Connell, Strandings Officer with the IWDG is a lovely man but when you see his name pop up on your phone early on a Sunday morning, you k...

8th Jan 2017

IWDG appoint General Manager and Communications Officer

The IWDG are delighted to announce we have appointed Lorraine Bull as our new General Manager and Communications Officer. Lorraine has been a mem...

7th Jan 2017

Large whales move east along the Celtic Sea

A little bit closer to home than Sri Lanka..... Recent sighting reports to IWDG suggest that the annual eastward movement of large whales, namely f...

5th Jan 2017

New Year with the Blue Whales of Sri Lanka

This year I have been fortune enough to spend my Christmas and New Year travelling through South India and Sri Lanka.  It has been an amazing exp...

4th Jan 2017

IWDG propose North Kerry is made a Marine Protected Area for bottlenose dolphins

Research carried out by the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, largely from their new research vessel Celt...

11th Dec 2016

First meeting of IWDG North Kerry Local Group

The first meeting of a new IWDG Group in North Kerry will take place  on Friday 9th December at the visitor centre for Tralee Bay Wetla...

4th Dec 2016

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
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