Friday, 22 January 2016

The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde - documentary tour

A packed audience attended the launch of the new Canola Film Productions/Irish Whale & Dolphin Group (IWDG) documentary on The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde at the LexIcon in Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday 12th January 2016. 

This film documents the most recent IWDG expedition to Cape Verde in search of humpbacks in September 2014. IWDG have been visiting the island archipelago in an attempt to discover the breeding grounds of humpback whales visiting Ireland in the summer and winter periods.

The next showing of the film will be in Killarney Library, Co. Kerry on 23rd January 2016 with Sean O'Callaghan at 2:30pm.

Other confirmed dates are:
Clonakilty Library, West Cork on 27th January 2016 @ 7:30pm with Padraig Whooley (booking essential by email: or moblie: 086-3850568)

Kilkee Library, Co. Clare on 10th February 2016 with Simon Berrow

Youghal Library, Co. Cork on 25th February 2016 with Andrew Malcolm

Further information is available from Isabelle Courtney of Canola Pictures
mobile: 087-2366878

A trailer for the documentary can be viewed by clicking on the image below

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Evening talk: seabirds and cetaceans in Irish offshore waters by Niall Keogh

"Bring me that Horizon: seabirds and cetaceans in Irish offshore waters" - an illustrated talk on surveying for marine wildlife from the R.V. Celtic Explorer and R.V. Celtic Voyager by Niall Keogh (offshore surveyor).

Thursday 21st January 2016 at 7:30pm, GMIT Castlebar campus (Room P004), Co. Mayo.

In association with the BirdWatch Ireland Mayo Branch. All welcome!