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15/06/18 20 beach cleans in Donegal during Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week

Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week

Dunfanaghy Tidy Towns Beach Cleaning System at Tramore Beach.


Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week took place all around the coast of Ireland from 1 to 10 June 2018 and in Donegal alone, over 20 beach cleans took place as well as 2 coastal celebration events.


 Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful also ran their week at the same time to create an all-Ireland response to the issue of marine litter.


This year’s theme was focused on how doing good can also make us feel good. Speaking about the importance of our coast for our mental health, NC Britton, psychotherapist from Donegal had this to say, “With our special connection to the coast in Donegal, we are well aware of how good it is to spend time by the sea. Places like the coast give us the chance to not only connect with our environment but also, through practices such as mindfulness, connect with ourselves.

Taking just 3 minutes every day to notice your breath and check in with how you are feeling, thinking and what is going on around you, increases your wellbeing significantly. Add to this, a #2minutebeachclean and in just 5 minutes of your day, you can affect your wellbeing, community and environment in a wonderful and positive way.”


Beach Yoga

Free yoga on the beach session with Yogo for my Omies in Rossnowlagh.


Among the groups that took part in cleanups around the coast was Marine Harvest who collected nearly 2 tonnes of marine litter from 7 locations around the county as part of their global cleanup efforts. Other events included free Yoga on the Beach at Blue Flag beach, Rossnowlagh which saw participants not only enjoy a yoga session in a beautiful beach setting but give back with a #2minutebeachclean.


Speaking about the success of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week, Beckey-Finn Britton, Clean Coasts Officer for the county said, “I am once again blown away by the incredible response to Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week. The awareness and action taken around the issue of marine litter by individuals, communities and Donegal County Council during the week as well as all year round is a credit to all involved. There are also some great creative responses to areas hit hard by marine litter such as Dunfanaghy Tidy Towns cleanup system at Tramore Beach which I had the pleasure to check out during the week.”


For more on all that happened during the week check out the social media hashtags #CleanCoasts and #DoGoodFeelGood as well as


List of Cleanups

Group Name

Location of Beach Clean

Other information regarding beach clean:

Marine Harvest


400kg rubbish collected in North Water of Mulroy Bay

Marine Harvest


450kg rubbish collected along northern coastline of Fanad

Marine Harvest


60Kg of rubbish collected

Marine Harvest

Lough Derg, Pettigo

130kg of rubbish collected from shore and surrounding forest of Lough Derg

Marine Harvest


75Kg of rubbish collected along shore in Mulroy Bay

Marine Harvest


400kg of rubbish collected in Mulroy Bay

Marine Harvest

Scraggy Bay

350kg of rubbish lifted along the shores on Lough Swilly

Northwest Coastal Clean Ups




Ladys bay Buncrana


Rossnowlagh Ramblers

Rossnowlagh Beach Co. Donegal


Iasc na Mara sc

Thrupenny pool Bundoran


24th donegal scout group



Learning Pool

Lisfannon / Faun


Dunfanaghy Tidy Towns



11nth Donegal Beaver scouts

Ladies Bay Buncrana


Killybegs Tidy Towns

Fintra, Killybegs and Benroe shoreline


Arranmore Island

Kilcar tidy town



Scoil Cholmcille Green Schools Committee

Marble Hill , Donegal


Friends of Rossnowlagh

Rossnowlagh Beach

Part of our monthly beach cleans which take place on the first Sunday of every month at 12 pm. Meeting at the surf club


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