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Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved, protect, learn about and enjoy our Blue Flag and Green Coast Beaches.

Think Before you Flush

infographic showing things that shouldn't be flushed

Think Before you Flush is a national campaign operated by An Taisce's Clean Coasts Programme, supported by Irish Water. It's all about the problems items can cause in our marine environment and wastewater systems if they are flushed. Click on the link to Think Before You Flush for more information.

2 Minute Beach Clean

If you're at a beach why not take 2 minutes to do a beach clean. A small bit of time can make a huge difference to our bbeautiful beaches. To pledge and get your #2minutebeachclean pack please access Clean Coasts here.


The Coastwatch Survey helps provide an overview of the state of the Irish coast. Volunteers are asked to survey a 500m stretch of coast and answer a questionaire. For more information click on Coast Watch you can access this link. You can also get in contact with the Irish Coastwatch on Facebook and Twitter.

Love Your Coast Photography Competition

Clean Coasts run this anual competiton with prizes awarded, so if you love your coast and have a camera why not get involved? Information and details on submissions are available on

Community Awards "Source to Sea"

Mayo County Council runs anual awards programme for community groups interested in helping to protect our waterways and environement. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic the competition won't be running in 2021.

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