Dolphin Watching, Carrigaholt

Without doubt dolphin-watching must be one of the most pleasant of sea-based activities and without doubt Carrigaholt must be the best place to see these charming animals. Everyday during the summer dolphin watching boat leaves Carrigaholt pier. The Mouth of the Shannon is home to about 140 Bottlenose Dolphins, thousands of pelagic seabirds, nesting sites, grey seals, rare coastal birds and herds of wild goats. Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt offers 2-hour boat trips to experience this diverse natural heritage. The focus of the trips is to watch and learn about the dolphins, following a strict code of practice to ensure the dolphins’ well-being, while also learning about the inter-relationships of this eco-system (a designated SAC). Dolphinwatch works with local schools by providing free dolphin and nature boat trips, seashore workshops, and in-school talks to help promote an interest in the environment tourism.

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    Seamus Heaney 


Loop Head Peninsula

Dolphins at Shannon Estuary

Kilbaha Harbour

Loop Head

Ross, Loop Head