Celebrate World Ocean Day | Five Events around the Irish Coast

World Ocean Day takes place this Friday, 8th June. The day is an international celebration of our oceans and a reminder that we all need to do our part in protecting them.

To mark this day there will be a number of events taking place this Friday and throughout the weekend. Here’s five excellent events we’re highlighting.

1. Leave No Trace Beach Clean | Westport Co. Mayo, 8th June 12am

Leave No Trace promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation. For World Ocean Day they will be hosting a beach clean in Westport with some fun activities for young people. Find out more

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World Ocean Day | Friday 8th June An international celebration of our oceans

2. Deep Atlantic Screen with SFPA | Clonakilty, 8th June 9.30am – 5.30pm

To celebrate World Oceans Day, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority in association with The Park Cinema will be hosting screenings of Ireland’s Deep Atlantic a nature documentary at The Park Cinema, Clonakilty. Ireland’s Deep Atlantic sees underwater cameraman Ken O’Sullivan embark on a series of voyages out into the open North Atlantic in search of large whales, sharks and cold water coral reefs 3,000 down on Ireland’s deep sea bed. The screening will be shown throughout the day at different intervals. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Find out more

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3. March for the Ocean | Saturday 9th June, 2.30pm Lexicon Dun Laoghaire

Inspirational young environmentalist Flossie has organised this fantastic positive march for the ocean! The event starts at the Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire and will walk past the Royal Marine Hotel, down Marine Road and onto Crofton Road before heading towards the East Pier. People are encourage to wear blue and join in calling for a ‘Plastic Free Irish Sea’. Find out more

4. #OneSmallChange Galway Atlantaquaria | Sunday 10th June

Galway Atlantaquaria is celebrating World Oceans Day with a family fun day on Sunday 10th of June, 2018. To mark this years World Ocean Day Galway Atlantaquaria & Galway County Council European Green Leaf is launching the #OneSmallChange exhibition, which hopes to encourage and engage the public to make #OneSmallChange to help the ocean. On Sunday there will be a family fun day with microplastic workshops, mad experiments fun activities and more. Find out more

5. Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium | Sunday 10th June

Dingle Oceanworld will be hosting a family fun day with a beach clean, marine pollution activities and experiences. Up-cycle a t-shirt into a bag, make a plastic jellyfish and learn about the dangers of marine pollution. Find out more

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