World Ocean Day, 8th June 2017

Ireland is a small island surrounded by water. Not many Irish people appreciate that simple fact. It has a huge impact on our lives but its a blindspot for many. To live healthily we need clean land and seas. Currently we pollute the sea and the land. Plastic is everywhere. Just a thought – thinkContinue reading “World Ocean Day, 8th June 2017”

Early May in Clew Bay, mackerel in

The first two weeks in May are often some of the best weather of the year. 2017 has delivered. On the evening of 10/05/2017 I caught my first Mackerel too, four lovely adult fish 30cm and bigger. Easterly winds in the first week kept the temperatures cool but the warmth is back in the sun.Continue reading “Early May in Clew Bay, mackerel in”

Harbour Porpoise in Clew Bay 2017

Discover Ireland’s smallest whale in Clew Bay

Catching Mackerel in Clew Bay

Elise, Carole and Maria caught their first ever Mackerel on”Rebecca” near Inishgort lighthouse in Clew Bay, 9th August, while Alicia practised her boat steering skills. Later the fish were cooked in olive oil with a sprinkle of salt and enjoyed mmm…

Return to Erris Head

I first visited Erris Head by bicycle back in the 1990’s. In 1993 I was back on the International Federation of Animal Welfare’s whale research yacht, “Song of the Whale.” They came to support a project I was promoting in Mayo to build an Ocean visitor centre in Blacksod Bay. The idea was to tellContinue reading “Return to Erris Head”

Clew Bay – island archipelago

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Wild Atlantic Charters in Clew Bay, County Mayo

Wild Atlantic Charters is set up by marine biologist and photographer Shay Fennelly to explore Clew Bay’s Island archipelago wildlife and marine environment.

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