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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



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