Exhibition on Whales and dolphins of the Dingle peninsula

16th Jun 2012

An exhibition charting the cetacean activity of the Dingle peninsula has its official opening on Monday 18th June. Set within the Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Ballyferriter, Kerry, this exhibition highlights the diversity of species that can be seen off the headlands locally. From porpoise to fin whale and everything in between, there are profiles of the eight regularly seen species as well as of the basking shark. The work of the IWDG is also covered with information on photo ID as well as other projects carried out by the group. With the dramatic scenery of the peninsula as a backdrop in many of the images there is a local bias to this exhibition but it is also a snapshot of the rich cetacean activity prevalent off a lot of our coastline and for that reason has a broader appeal.

This bilingual exhibition will run for the summer months and was funded by the Heritage Council. There is a cover charge for the museum and check with them for opening times, telephone 066 9156333. The official opening however is a free event and open to all IWDG members if you are in the area and starts at 18.00 this Monday 18th June.

Nick Massett

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