The All Island Whale Watch day returns on Saturday the 27th of August. This event is open to the public to come and join the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) to one of 20 whale watching spots around the country. The day will raise awareness for the many types of cetaceans (whales, porpoises and dolphins) that have been recorded in Irish waters. All the watches will be led by experienced IWDG researches and whale watchers who will show the public how to observe and identify some of the more commonly spotted species. The day also allows the IWDG to get a unique snapshot of whale and dolphin activity around the Irish coast on the same day.
This is a great day out for any whale spotting enthusiast, although spotting any activity is not guaranteed. You’ll still be able to learn all about whales in Irish waters and get tips from the experts. If you’re planning to come along you should bring your own binoculars or a spotting scope and dress for outdoor conditions! The event is being run by the IWDG in association with Inis Cologne and is part of Heritage Week. All whale spotting locations are listed on the heritage council website.