Looking to do something new this Sunday? How about a TANDEM BEACH CLEAN??

If you interested in clean beaches and saving our Galway Bay marine life join Harriet Dundon from Galway City Museum, on Grattan Beach, Salthill, on Sunday 2nd of February at 1:30pm. This beach clean will be in collaboration with Flossie and the Beach Cleaners, an environmental action group based in Dublin connecting people and the environment.

Flossie Donnelly is a 12- year-old student from Dublin who along with her mother are the founders of ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners’. Their aim is to organise a national coastline collaboration where many groups across Ireland complete a beach clean at the same time. ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners’ say “our goal is to make it a regular collaboration and we aim to eventually tie it in with different counties on the same day so that Ireland will do a national beach clean”.

Harriet Dundon, Marine Institute graduate intern at Galway City Museum said “this is a perfect opportunity for the museum to get involved in a national community scheme to raise awareness of the current plastic pollution issue. We are very excited to be the first collaborators with Flossie on the West Coast of Ireland”.

Participants are encouraged to bring appropriate clothing and footwear, but bin bags and gloves will be provided. The beach clean will include a number of challenges, which will enable a comparison to be made with the rubbish collected on the beach in Dublin. There will be a ‘weigh in’ of the total rubbish collected and other challenges including:
How many plastic bottles? How many cans? and The oldest find.

Will the rubbish found on either sides of Ireland be different? Come along and find out!  There will also be a prize for the most unusual find.

For further information contact: Harriet Dundon at Galway City Museum, ph: 091-532460 or email museum@galwaycity.ie


ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)


Important Notice: Galway City Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday 21 July at 10am. In accordance with current national policy on the containment of the Covid-19 virus we are putting in place new guidelines for the museum visit.  It will be imperative that the public revise these guidelines when planning their next visit so that we can manage the Covid-19 threat as much as possible.  More to follow soon on our new booking system. Keep an eye on this website or follow our social media channels for further updates.  If you have an urgent query contact the museum at +353(0)91 532460 or by emailing museum@galwaycity.ie.

We look forward to welcoming you back!
The Museum Team
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