Carrigaholt Dolphins & Nature Festival explores and celebrates the wildlife and nature that is in abundance on the Loop Head Peninsula.
Workshops & presentations on dolphins, seabirds, wildflowers, seashore, geology, heritage.
Carrigaholt is at the heart of the Loop Head Peninsula's Special Area of Conservation. The festival is about highlighting and sharing the abundance of wildlife and nature experiences through fun and educational activities.
This festival coincides with the 20th anniversary of the start of the Shannon Dolphin Project: a research project that began in Carrigaholt to study the Bottlenose Dolphins in the Shannon Estuary.
The Shannon Dolphin Wildlife Foundation will be marking the occasion during the festival with workshops and seminars. The Tower House in Carrigaholt, built by the McMahons in 1480, will also feature during the festival, as part of the unique maritime heritage and the historic importance of Carrigaholt's location at the mouth of Ireland's longest river, The River Shannon.
The McMahon family in Carrigaholt and the McMahon diaspora will be a focus of the festival, which will include the unveiling of an Information Board on the history of the Tower House.