Marine experts from Ulster Wildlife and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are holding a land-based guided whale watch from Bloody Bridge in Newcastle on Saturday 26 August from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for Whalewatch Ireland 2017.

Grab your binoculars and join marine mammal expert, Dave Wall, to scour the coast for dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, and perhaps even whales, from one of the best porpoise watching spots in Northern Ireland.

 “Whale Watch Ireland 2017 is a great opportunity for people to find out more about the amazing marine mammals that live in our local seas, and how to observe and identify them,” says Dave Wall, Living Seas Officer with Ulster Wildlife.

If the weather is suitable on the day, there’s a good chance of seeing some really interesting marine wildlife, from harbour porpoises to minke whales, whilst also helping conservationists obtain a snapshot of whale and dolphin activity around our coast.”

Whale Watch Ireland 2017 is an annual, all-Ireland event organised by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group The event at Bloody Bridge is free. Please email Dave Wall,, to confirm your attendance. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Bring binoculars and/or spotting scopes if you have them.

Participants are advised to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Meet at the Bloody Bridge Car Park in Newcastle, Co. Down.