Whale Watch Ireland 2005 results3rd Aug 2005 We are delighted to report that Whale Watch Ireland 2005 was a big success, attracting in excess of 1,275 people to 10 headlands throughout the four provinces.
As per table 1. below cetaceans were observed at 80% of watch sites, confirming our opinion, that Irish waters offer among the best land based whale watching in European waters. Three cetacean species were recorded during official watches: harbour porpoise, common dolphin and minke whales. Grey seals and some interesting seabird activity were observed at several locations.
Watch location & cetaceans seen
Galley Hd, Cork: Minke whale x 2
Hbr. porpoise x2
Brandon, Kerry: Common dolph.x30
Loop Hd, Clare: Dolphin sp. X 6
Mullaghmore, Sligo: None
Ramore Hd, Antrim: None
Whitehead, Antrim: Hbr. porpoise x1
Dolphin sp. X1
Bloody Bridge, Down: Hbr. porpoise x4
Killiney, Dublin: Hbr. porpoise x6-8
Hook Hd, Wexford: Hbr. porpoise x5-6
Ardmore, Waterford: Hbr. porpoise x3
We'd like to thank Inis Cologne for supporting this event in 2006.