The Clean Coasts programme is run by AN TAISCE - THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR IRELAND and it really is all about the protection and enhancement of Ireland’s coastline. It strives to improve the economic and aesthetic value of the coastline for community & visitors alike by involving local communities in beach management and encouraging them to be guardians of their coastline. It is a 2 part programme made up of:

1. Coastcare

Engaging local coastal communities in the protection and enhancement of their coastline. To register as a Coastcare 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.



Celebrate Ireland’s spectacular coastline by getting involved in Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2014. The week runs from May 9th – 18th 2014 and there are many ways for you to take part.


We have all seen the evidence of marine litter along our coastline so for all you beach lovers out there here's an opportunity to do something positive to combat the problem and also raise awareness about the issue. Why not create your own beach clean event or participate in one from May 9th to May 18th. Every piece of litter removed from the coast is a piece of litter that won't pollute our oceans or harm wildlife. Register now to get your free clean-up kit.  


Join us in celebration by attending some of the free coastal celebration events that will be happening around the country, register early for these fantastic events to avoid disappointment. If you would like to host your own coastal celebration event then get in touch with us!

To register a clean-up or find out more about our coastal celebration events please visit



Click to see what beaches have been awarded the

Green Coast Award in 2013 

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