Dublin Bay Christmas Relay

On a cold December morning Flossie Donnolly was joined by a small army of volunteers from seastainability at Sutton Beach. Their mission was to clean the beach in 40 minutes before Flossie and her team headed to North Bull Island.

The Bull Island Action Group were the next to take up the baton, with 40 minutes allocated to clean as much of North Bull Island as possible! An easy task for the regular stalwarts.

Flossie then raced on an electric scooter to her next destination, Poolbeg, where Ringsend Tidy Towns were waiting to take on the next leg of the challenge.


The next leg saw Monkstown Village Tidy Districts rally to the cause at Seapoint.

A short hop later and Flossie was joined by the Newpark Transition Year Students who hoovering up any micro-plastics from the East Pier like a pack of whirling dervishes!

The Biosphere Coordinator was joined by 30 local residents at Killiney Beach with microplastic and glass bottles making up the bulk of the waste.

Shankill Tidy Towns were joined by students from Loreto College Bray, leaving Shankill beach spotless!

The final destination, Bray Beach saw volunteers from Bray Sailing Club complete the marathon clean-up.

A special mention goes to Michael and City Kayaking who’s army of volunteers joined the clean-up in the River Liffey ensuring no extra litter entered the bay.