The Clean Coasts programme engages communities in the protection of Ireland's beaches, seas and marine life through

1. Clean Coasts Voluteers 

Engaging local coastal communities in the protection of their coast. There are 400 groups taking part. To register as a Clean Coasts Group click here.

 2. Green Coast Award

Prestigious award for beaches that have excellent water quality & sound environmental management but do not necessarily have the built infrastructure required for Blue Flag status.

We are running our 5th annunal Love Your Coast photography competitionAmateur photographers nationwide are being called on to submit a photo of their coastline to be in with a chance of winning part of the €4,000 prize fund. For more information click here


 Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend will be taking place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of September. We are delighted to be teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world's oceans. 

If you would like to join the movement for litter free seas and be part of the world's largest coastal cleanup event and marine litter survey then please register now!