Clean Coasts Week 2017 2017-06-13T10:05:15+00:00

Volunteers all around the coast celebrated Ireland’s spectacular coastline by getting involved in Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2017. The week ran from June 2nd – 11th and there were many ways for you to get involved.

We have all seen the evidence of marine litter along our coastline so for all you beach lovers out there it was an opportunity to do something positive to combat the problem and also raise awareness about the issue. People could create their own beach clean event or participate in one. Every piece of litter removed from the coast is a piece of litter that won’t pollute our oceans or harm wildlife. People could join us in celebration by attending some of the free coastal celebration events that took place around the country as well.

2017 Clean-ups

All clean-ups registered for Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week appear on the map below. There were 135 in 2017. 

Coastal Celebration Events

All events were free and in 2017 28 took place around the country.

Mindfulness on the
Beach

3rd June 2017

This day is to highlight the benefits of coast on your mindset and how spending time along the coastal region can have a positive impact on our state of mine. We will take this day to recharge, gain energy from the sea and most of all emphasis the need to protect this region which is so beneficial to us. [Read More…]

Yoga and Mindfulness on the Beach – Donegal

3rd June 2017

Come join us on Rossnowlagh beach at 10:45 (meeting at the surf club/lifeguard station) for free yoga on the beach with Yoga For My Omies followed by a short mindfulness meditation with mindfulness expert, NC Britton. We will then take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Yoga on the
Beach – Kerry

3rd June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Maharees beach for a free yoga on the beach. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Yoga on the
Beach -Youghal, Cork

3rd June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Redbarn beach for a free yoga on the beach at 12:30pm on 3rd June. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Yoga on the
Beach – Sherkin Island, Cork

3rd June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Silver Strand for a free yoga on the beach at 11am on 3rd June. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Yoga on the
Beach – 
Ardnahinch, Cork

3rd June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Ardnahinch for a free yoga on the beach at 11am on 3rd June. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Yoga on the
Beach – Galway City

3rd June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Grattan Beach, Salthill for a free yoga on the beach at 2pm on 3rd June. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Yoga on the
Beach – Waterford

3rd June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Tramore Strand for a free yoga on the beach at 11am on 3rd June organised by T-Bay Surf and Eco Centre. This will be followed by a beach clean organised by Tramore Tidy Towns. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Yoga on the
Beach – Dublin

3rd June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Sandymount Strand for a free yoga on the beach at 10:30am on 3rd June. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Drumming Circle on the Beach – Kerry

5th June 2017

There will be a drumming circle event at the Marina in Dingle on Monday 5th June. Drumming is fun, reduces stress levels, brings people together, creates good memories, and basically is a perfect tool to boost your positive mental health. This will be followed by a quick beach clean. [Read More…]

Drumming Circle on the Beach – Mayo

5th June 2017

There will be a drumming circle event on Keel Beach on Achill on Monday 5th June at 8:30pm post beach clean. Drumming is fun, reduces stress levels, brings people together, creates good memories, and basically is a perfect tool to boost your positive mental health. This will be followed by a quick beach clean. [Read More…]

Drumming Circle on the Beach – Galway

5th June 2017

There will be a drumming circle event on Rinville Beach, Oranmore Beach on Monday 5th June. Drumming is fun, reduces stress levels, brings people together, creates good memories, and basically is a perfect tool to boost your positive mental health. This will be followed by a quick beach clean. [Read More…]

Beat the Microbead
Day

6th June 2017

Clean Coasts will be holding our annual Beat the Microbead Day on June 6th. Microbeads are tiny particles of plastic are ingredients in thousands of personal care products sold around the world. [Read More…]

Campaign Info

Seaweed in the
Kitchen

6th June 2017

As part of Coca Clean Coast Week we will be running a ‘Seaweed in The Kitchen’ demonstration evening from 6.30 – 8.30pm at Third Space Cafe Aungier Street, Dublin 2. [Read More…]

Think Before You Flush
Day

7th June 2017

Think Before You Flush is a public awareness campaign about the problem sanitary products and other items can cause in our marine environment and our wastewater systems if they are flushed down the toilet. The campaign is supported by Irish Water. [Read More…]

Campaign Info

Marine Litter Talk & Beach Clean – Donegal

7th June 2017

To celebrate Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week, Clean Coasts Officer for Donegal will be teaming up with our groups, Downings Tidy Towns and Downings Beach Clean Up , for a talk on marine litter and what we can do in coastal communities to combat the issue followed by a beach clean at 10am. [Read More…]

Panel Discussion and Screening – Cork

7th June 2017

A collaborative evening event between Clean Coasts & MaREI, to celebrate Clean Coasts Week and the Cork Harbour Festival at 7:30pm at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven. Clean Coasts is pleased to host a compelling panel to explore the issue of marine pollution and how Ireland can best position itself for the challenges of living sustainably. [Read More…]

World Oceans
Day

8th June 2017

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Overall theme for World Oceans Day 2017: ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’. Conservation action focus: encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.

10 Mile Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup – Donegal

8th June 2017

To celebrate our coast for World Oceans Day, Clean Coasts Officer for Donegal is teaming up with our group, Creevy Co-op for one of Ireland’s biggest C0ca-Cola Clean Coasts Week beach cleans which will take place along the 10 mile Wild Atlantic Way Creevy Shore Walk.We will meet at Castle Adventure Open Farm at 10:30am. [Read More…]

13km Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup – Kerry

8th June 2017

To celebrate our coast for World Oceans Day, Clean Coasts Officer for Kerry is teaming up with our group, Ocean World Dingle  for one of Ireland’s biggest C0ca-Cola Clean Coasts Week beach cleans which will take place along the 13km Wild Atlantic Way Dingle Peninsula. Time and meeting point to be confirmed. [Read More…]

Marram Grass Planting –
Kerry

8th June 2017

Together with one of our local Clean Coasts groups, we will be running a practical marram grass planting workshop at Ballinskelligs beach in Kerry on Thursday 8th June as part of World Oceans Day. It will give those attending a full understanding of how the process is done and also tackle dune erosion at the beach. [Read More…]

Marram Grass Planting
Day

9th June 2017

Sand dunes act as natural buffers to the forces of the ocean and worth protecting. They are our one of our natural coastal defence mechanisms and protect the land behind the dune area whether agricultural or housing areas. [Read More…]

Marram Grass Planting – Donegal

9th June 2017

Together with our group Buncrana Tidy Towns and Donegal Co. Co. we will be running a practical marram grass planting workshop at Lisfannon beach in Donegal from 11am on Friday 9th June. It will give those attending a full understanding of how the process is done and also tackle dune erosion at the beach. [Read More…]

Marram Grass Planting –
Sligo

9th June 2017

Together with our group, Lissadell Clean Coasts, we will be running a practical marram grass planting workshop at Lissadell beach in Sligo on Friday 9th June. It will give those attending a full understanding of how the process is done and also tackle dune erosion at the beach. [Read More…]

Extreme Clean
Day

10th June 2017

Clean Coasts groups are varied in their interests and background. Extreme Clean Day was created to bring attention to water sports groups that do clean ups along the coast and encourage more water sport/adventure groups to join  the Clean Coasts programme. [Read More…]

Celebrate Your Shore –
Galway

10th June 2017

We are teaming up with Galway Atlantaquaria for a family event which will include activities such as #2minutebeachclean, disintegration of plastics games, biofacts and rockpooling. Exact time and location will be confirmed shortly. 

Seal Release & Beach Clean – Wexford

10th June 2017

Seal Rescue Ireland and Clean Coasts will be hosting a beach clean and seal release at Dodd’s Rock, Kiltennel (just North of Courtown) on Saturday 10th June at 1pm as part of Clean Coast week.

Yoga on the Beach – Inchydoney, Cork

10th June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Inchydoney beach for a free yoga on the beach at 10am on 10th June which will be followed by an Apple Corporate Volunteering Day. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Zumba on the Beach – Kerry

11th June 2017

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach, join us on Fenit beach for a free zumba class on the beach at 2pm on 11th June. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean. [Read More…]

Photography Competition Launch

11th June 2017

Clean Coasts Love Your Coast Photography Competition will be launched on May 9th. See the Love Your Coast Photography Competition page for all the details.