The community and residents of Dingle Peninsula recognise the importance of our wonderful natural environment and the need to protect and conserve this special place.
Marine litter is impacting coastal communities around the world. Many people that live here and visit the Dingle Peninsula care deeply about the natural environment and get involved in beach cleans throughout the year. There are over 10 Clean Coasts groups around the Peninsula who are active in taking care of the area’s beautiful coastline.
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is committed to conservation and preservation of all marine and freshwater systems and their unique flora and fauna through education and research support. Dingle Ocean World Aquarium are very active in promoting awareness of marine litter and conduct regular clean ups. In the past they have received the Clean Coast Business of the Year Award.
The Maharees: The community here are faced with serious coastal erosion issues impacting one of the most important dune habitat Special Area of Conservation in the country. They are doing some of the best work in the country in raising awareness of coastal erosion, and in coming together as a community to undertake measures to protect their dune systems.
Dingle Peninsula/Corca Dhuibhne 2030 is an initiative for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future on the Dingle Peninsula. The goal is to transition our beautiful peninsula into a low-carbon society. This is important for the health of our planet, and to plan for future environmental changes and regulations. By reducing energy demands and using local renewable resources, the initiative could save the peninsula as much as €8 million. The initiative comprises of projects in the areas of Energy, Agriculture, Marine, Transport and Tourism. Visit www.dinglepeninsula2030.com to learn more about this initiative.
Single use plastics create unneccessary waste. Please try to avoid using plastic drink bottles, drinking straws, single use plastic coffee cups and unnecessary plastic bags and wrapping.
Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance encourages visitors to carry refillable drinks bottles and coffee cups for drinks on the go.
Many outlets are switching to compostable containers and wrapping for food.
All grocery stores and shops are required to charge a fee for plastic bags so try and plan ahead and bring reusable bags with you.