Beach and park Cleans up in Dublin North East Region
This is a page for my personal involvement in community groups and environmental based actions around Dollymount Beach, St Anne’s park and Howth on the Northside of Dublin City. There are currently several active groups located in Dublin North dedicated to preserving the beaches of Dublin’s North East coastal region but none yet to cover St Anne’s Park .These groups can be accessed on the links below. I also run my own clean ups on the far end of Dollymount Beach so please Contact me if you’d like to join in.
2: Seastainble Group – offering beach clean ups and other activities located around North Dublin.
3: Kids 30 minute Clean Ups – A weekly clean up for kids and parents on Dollymount Beach and lasts only 30 mins. Please see theirFacebook Groupor Contact mefor further details.
Dollymount Beach is an outstanding place and important nature reserve. In a city of over 1 million people, Dubliners are very fortunate to such a beautiful beach literally on their doorstep. However, in recent times the beach has become neglected and plastics are littering many different areas of this important nature reserve and recreational area.
With a little effort and community involvement, this can be changed. Joining a regular clean up can help reduce the litter and stop plastics flowing back into our seas.
These pictures below are all taken on an I-Phone on my regular clean ups on the beach.
I led my first beach clean with the Bull Island action Group. Above is some of the rubbish taken away last Saturday Nov 17th 2018.
A team of 40 people cleaned this whole area on Dollymount Coast road back in August 2018. This is what was washed up from storms in October 2018. It shows the sheer amount of plastics in our oceans.
Plastic sticks from cotton buds collected on a Clean Up on Dollymount in Oct 2018.
After nearly 1 year of complaining to Dublin City Council, they have finally made a commitment to digging out the remaining plastic bags down the far end of Dollymount Beach. Our efforts have not been in vain. Further updates coming soon. September 2018.
Plastic now embedded in the sand near the Seal sanctuary on Dollymount Beach in August 2018. This issue has been reported twice to Dublin City Council but still no action to address the issue.
This is 2 of 5 syringes removed from a clean up on Dollymount in Oct 2018.
Working hard on World Environment Day June 5 2018 with the Bull Island Action Group.
At the northern tip of Dollymount is a wild bird and seal sanctuary. It’s therefore crucial that this end of the beach is clean and protected. I recently disassembled this plastic monstrosity down the far end of the beach on a clean up in July 2018 .
Every Sunday Cliff Diving Ireland dive of the cliffs in Howth. We also make sure to clean up the frequent mess left by others after the good summer weather. July 2018.
An entire tent dug out of the sand at the far end of Dollymount on a clean up in July 2018.
Dollymount sand dunes. March 2018.
Rubbish overflowing in St Anne’s Park, Raheny. Our beloved park is falling victim to rubbish as little or no action is taken to monitor and clean rubbish in the park. Again, community groups are left to fill the shortfall and clean the park.
A 2 minute clean up in St Anne’s Park Raheny turns into 2 hours picking up huge amounts of litter near Watermill Road.
Plastic bags washed up on Dollymount Beach after the Beast From the East storm hit Dublin. Feb 2018.
Nature reserve at the far end of Dollymount approaching sunset. Feb 2018.
An old Dunnes Stores bag possibly from around the early 1990s dug out from the far end of Dollymount beach. This shows that once plastics are embedded in our environment they are not leaving or breaking down.
Young kids joining a group clean up near the nature reserve area on Dollymount Beach. March 2018.
Dollymount Strand just before sunset. January 2018.
Plastics and rubbish washed up on Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin. January 2018.
Howth Pier after a clean up in November 2017.
Litter at Howth Pier. January 2017.
Bull Island Action group beach clean-up in May 2017.
It may be cliched but kids literally are the future. Dollymount Beach Clean up September 2017.
Beautiful sunset off Howth Harbour after a small clean up on a cold March evening in 2018.
Beach Cleans remove stuff like this from the sands. Dollymount 2016.
View from Howth Cliff walk after a short clean up in December 2017.
Rubbish near the convention center on a Dublin Canal Clean Up in 2017.
Dublin wakes up. The view at 6.30am on a clean up on Dollymount Beach in April 2018.
Plastic bags are now embedded in the sands of Dollymount. I have made Dublin City Council aware of this in April 2018, but still no action. A tractor is needed to pull the bags out as the sand is too heavy for them to be collected on a regular clean up.
Dollymount beach on a 30 minute evening clean in May 2018.
Removing plastic bags from the far end of Dollymount Beach for World Environment Day May 2018.
Entrance to Dollymount Beach on a clean up in July 2018.