2017

Sonic Sea Screening at GMIT on 29th Nov at 7:30 pm

GMIT, in collaboration with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), will host a screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary Sonic Sea. The ...

22nd Nov 2017

Celtic Mist sails to Grand Canal Dock this Sat, 18th Nov

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s (IWDG) research vessel, the Celtic Mist, will be overwintering in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, to undertake ess...

17th Nov 2017

Celtic Mist Maintenance Day, Sat 11th Nov

To kick-start this winter's programme of maintenance and repairs to the Celtic Mist, we are hosting a maintenance meeting this Saturday, 11th Nove...

11th Nov 2017

IWDG Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) courses in Ireland

JNCC MMO course   The JNCC qualification is required to work as a professional MMO in the UK continental shelf (UKCS) and is also a de-...

4th Nov 2017

IWDG at the Natural History Museum's Open Day for 160th

To celebrate its 160th year, the Natural History Museum, Dublin, is hosting an Open Day on Saturday, 4th November. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Gro...

4th Nov 2017

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group 2017 AGM

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING               Members of the Irish Whale and Dolphin G...

8th Oct 2017

Life on the Edge - 2017

Departing Fenit August 28th to September 3rd on the Celtic Mist to the Shelf Edge and South West Cork and Kerry. Participants will receive inst...

28th Aug 2017

Whale Watch Ireland 2017, Sat. 26th Aug. 2:00-5:00pm

Just to give you as much notice as possible, that we can now give you the date for this year's All-Island Whale Watch day, "Whale Watch Irela...

26th Aug 2017

IWDG & Celtic Mist - Seafest Galway, Jun 30 - Jul 2

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) and its research vessel, the Celtic Mist, will be at Seafest in Galway this weekend, June 30th to July 2nd.&n...

29th Jun 2017

IWDG & Celtic Mist at the Dublin Port Riverfest, 3– 5 June

Come and visit the Celtic Mist and the IWDG stall at the Dublin Port Riverfest. The Celtic Mist will be open to members of the public on Saturd...

2nd Jun 2017

Whale Watch, Loop Head, Co Clare, Sun 28th May

To celebrate Ireland's National Biodiversity Week May 19-28th, the IWDG is hosting a series of talks and guided land-based whale watches.  ...

28th May 2017

Shannon Dolphin Talk, Kilrush, Co Clare, Sat 27th May

To celebrate Ireland's National Biodiversity Week May 19-28th, the IWDG is hosting a series of talks and guided land-based whale watches.  ...

27th May 2017

Discover your local Marine Biodiversity at Grattan Shore, Galway, Sat 27th May

To celebrate Ireland's National Biodiversity Week May 19-28th, the IWDG is hosting a series of talks and guided land-based whale watches. In Ga...

27th May 2017

Whale and Dolphin Talk, Fenit, Co Kerry, Sun 21st May

To celebrate Ireland's National Biodiversity Week May 19-28th, the IWDG is hosting a series of talks and guided land-based whale watches.  ...

21st May 2017

Guided Whale Watch, Cloghna Head, Co Cork, Sat 20th May

To celebrate Ireland's National Biodiversity Week May 19-28th, the IWDG is hosting a series of talks and guided land-based whale watches. This...

20th May 2017

IWDG at Go Wild in Galway

To celebrate Ireland's National Biodiversity Week May 19th -28th, the IWDG is hosting a series of talks and guided land-based whale watches. In...

20th May 2017

2017 IWDG Sanctuary Cruise on the Celtic Mist

In 2016, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the declaration of Irish waters as a whale and dolphin sanctuary ...

1st May 2017

Guided whale watch - Garron Point, Co. Antrim, 30 April

Learn about our fascinating marine mammals at this whale watch with IWDG expert Ian Enlander. The event is free and will run from 2 pm to 5 pm. All...

30th Apr 2017

Whale and Dolphin Identification and Recording Workshop, Waterford Sat. 22nd April 2017

Workshop leader: Pádraig Whooley, IWDG Sightings Officer Venue: National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford Date: Saturday, 22 April ...

22nd Apr 2017

Celtic Mist Cleaning & Painting Weekend - 8th & 9th April 2017

In order to prepare for the summer months, the IWDG's research vessel, the Celtic Mist, is being lifted into dry dock for cleaning, repairs a...

28th Mar 2017

Guided whale watch - Portmuck, Co. Antrim, 26th March

Learn about our fascinating marine mammals at this whale watch with expert Ian Enlander of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Please bring binocula...

26th Mar 2017

Strandings Network Meeting, Sat 25th March, Kilrush

IWDG members are invited to attend our Strandings Network Meeting, which will include updates on strandings from around the country, the work of the t...

25th Mar 2017

Whales, Life in a Different World, Mon. 6th March, Dundalk

Notable speaker, Rasmus Sloth Pederson, will be discussing cetaceans in Irish Waters – Evolution, Ecology and How and Where to See and Hear Them...

6th Mar 2017

Whale Tales and Dolphin Talk - Fri. 3rd March - Kilkee

On Friday 3 March we are meeting in the Cultúrlann Sweeney library in Kilkee to enjoy and evening of talks and films on whales and dolphins of ...

3rd Mar 2017

IWDG talk on the Shannon Dolphins: Mary I, Limerick, Wed. 1st March @8:00pm

Dr Simon Berrow will present a talk on the Shannon Dolphins at Mary I in Limerick on Wednesday 1 March starting at 8pm. This is part of the winte...

1st Mar 2017

Whale and Dolphin Identification and Recording Workshop - Fenit, Sat 18th Feb. 2017

Come and find out about Ireland’s whales and dolphins and how to record them at one of our Sightings workshops.  We are pleased to annou...

18th Feb 2017