Beach Clean Up Saturday 15th March

14 Mar 2014

Meeting time: 11:00a.m. - please try to arrive 10 minutes early.

Meeting point: Dollymount Strand entrance, just past Royal Dublin Golf Club.

Google map: Click on this url

By Bus: Take a Route 130 bus from Lower Abbey Street.

Bus Stop: Get off at the Wooden Bridge and then walk for 5 minutes.

Duration: Two hours.

Equipment: Litter pickers, hoops, gloves and rubbish bags are provided.

Work areas: The beach; sand dunes; inner shore and causeway.


Dublin City Council provides a tractor and trailer, plus Gerry the driver, to remove all of the rubbish that we collect.

They shall continue to send a team of volunteers down to the causeway end to work on the inner shore. This is still very heavily littered following the winter storms and high tides. To work in this area, it is essential that you wear boots and clothing suitable for rough and soggy terrain.

They also hope to see some volunteers from our new friends in Bull Island's kitesurfing community. They turned out in large numbers in February and we were delighted to get the extra people power. However, looking at the tide times, they might have other things on their minds!

The team really do appreciate as much help as we can get. Bring a friend or a family member along with you. They will get some exercise, lots of fresh air and give us some much needed help. Many hands make light work.

Please see the expected weather and tide information for Saturday below. It will be cold and breezy so it is recommended that you wrap up well and have a waterproof layer with you, just in case. Good footwear is essential and rubber boots are always a good idea.

Finally, please join the team afterwards at 1:15pm for a hot drink and snacks in Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club.


Cloudy with no rain expected to fall. Moderate breeze 9 m/s from west. Temperature 6 C.



High Water will be at 10:55a.m. Height 3.8m.

Low Water will be at 16:41p.m. Height 0.8m.