Northern Ireland

These sightings, unless otherwise noted, are all collated and validated by Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
and are available on www.iwdg.ie

The most recent sightings in this area are:

Common dolphin (x3) - Bloody Bridge, Newcastle, Co. Down at 20:52 on 30 Jul 2019 by Tricia Magee
Common dolphin (x3) - Bloody Bridge, Newcastle, Co. Down at 20:32 on 30 Jul 2019 by Tricia Magee
Common dolphin (x2) - Bloody Bridge, Newcastle, Co. Down at 20:21 on 30 Jul 2019 by Tricia Magee
Common dolphin (x2) - Bloody Bridge, Newcastle, Co. Down at 20:02 on 30 Jul 2019 by Tricia Magee
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Offshore Portaferry, Countydown at 20:44 on 29 Jul 2019 by P Roche Orca
Harbour porpoise (x5) - Offshore Larne, Antrim at 10:31 on 27 Jul 2019 by P Roche Orca
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Offshore Larne, Antrim at 09:06 on 27 Jul 2019 by P Roche Orca
Northern bottlenose whale (x1) - Belfast, County Antrim at 08:15 on 12 Jul 2019 by John Halsall
Humpback whale (x1) - Larne, Antrim at 14:30 on 15 Jun 2019 by Isabel Hood
Humpback whale (x1) - Larne, Co. Antrim on 15 Jun 2019 by Neal Warnock
Common dolphin (x10) - Whitehead, Co. Antrim at 13:00 on 29 Mar 2019 by Mark Garrett
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Kilclief Point, Co. Down at 17:00 on 22 Mar 2019 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Kilclief Point, Co. Down at 18:00 on 18 Mar 2019 by Alan Barker
Bottlenose dolphin (x50) - Ballygalley Head, Larne, Co. Antrim at 11:00 on 24 Feb 2019 by Keith Ringland
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Kilclief Point, Co. Down at 11:30 on 11 Jan 2019 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Kilclief Point, Co. Down at 11:30 on 28 Dec 2018 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Kilclief Point, Co. Down at 10:00 on 10 Dec 2018 by Alan Barker
Common dolphin (x8) - Kilclief Point, Co. Down at 16:40 on 16 Oct 2018 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Bloody Bridge, Co Down at 19:00 on 3 Sep 2018 by Majella Smart
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Belfast Lough, Antrim at 10:58 on 27 Aug 2018 by Emma Howe-Andrews
Harbour porpoise (x6) - Belfast Lough, Antrim at 17:04 on 24 Aug 2018 by Emma Howe-Andrews
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Ballymartin, County Down, Northern Ireland at 09:03 on 5 Aug 2018 by ORCA OceanWatch
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Ballymartin, County Down, Northern Ireland at 12:01 on 3 Aug 2018 by ORCA OceanWatch
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland at 11:29 on 29 Jul 2018 by ORCA OceanWatch
Minke whale (x1) - Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland at 11:04 on 29 Jul 2018 by ORCA OceanWatch
Minke whale (x1) - Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland at 11:04 on 29 Jul 2018 by ORCA OceanWatch
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland at 10:45 on 29 Jul 2018 by ORCA OceanWatch
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland at 08:27 on 29 Jul 2018 by ORCA OceanWatch
Bottlenose dolphin (x8) - White Park Bay,Ballintoy, Antrim at 14:20 on 13 Jul 2018 by Mark Neale
Minke whale (x3) - Rathlin west lighthouse, Ireland at 16:45 on 3 Jul 2018 by Sophia Jackson
Minke whale (x1) - West lighthouse Rathlin, Ireland at 13:30 on 30 Jun 2018 by Sophia Jackson
Bottlenose dolphin (x15) - Downhill beach,Londonderry at 13:00 on 3 Jun 2018 by Gail Cunningham
Bottlenose dolphin (x20) - Killyleagh, Down at 18:00 on 2 Jun 2018 by Bryan Monson
Dolphin species (x1) - Kilclief, County Down at 10:30 on 18 May 2018 by Alan Barker
Common / striped dolphin (x9) - Glenarm, Antrim at 10:00 on 28 Apr 2018 by Mark Irvine
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Off Donaghadee, Northern Island at 17:20 on 21 Apr 2018 by Jonathan Biddle
Common dolphin (x15) - Off Portavogie, Northern Ireland at 14:25 on 21 Apr 2018 by Jonathan Biddle
Harbour porpoise (x5) - Rathlin Island, Ireland at 12:35 on 7 Apr 2018 by Sophia Jackson
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland at 13:05 on 25 Mar 2018 by Sophia Jackson
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Kilclief point, Strangford, Downpatrick at 13:30 on 25 Jan 2018 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Kilclief point, Down at 09:00 on 19 Sep 2017 by Alan Barker
Common dolphin (x15) - Offshore Annalong, Northern Ireland at 08:48 on 11 Sep 2017 by Kathy James
Bottlenose dolphin (x15) - Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland at 16:10 on 7 Aug 2017 by David Smyth
Humpback whale (x1) - Newcastle harbour, Northem Ireland at 21:00 on 6 Jun 2017 by Caroline Harper
Killer whale (x1) - Between NI & Islay at 15:00 on 1 May 2017 by David Cox
Dolphin species (x10) - Glenarm, Northern Ireland at 13:00 on 22 Feb 2017 by Graeme Evans
Bottlenose dolphin (x20) - Ballymena, Co. Antrim at 12:00 on 16 Feb 2017 by Lauren Swain
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Portstewart, Northern Ireland at 15:00 on 22 Oct 2016 by Steve Hewitt
Common dolphin (x2) - Newcastle, Down at 17:40 on 20 Oct 2016 by Stiofan O Connor
Harbour porpoise (x6) - Irish Sea at 13:05 on 26 Sep 2016 by suzie miller
Minke whale (x1) - Irish Sea at 11:43 on 26 Sep 2016 by Suzie Miller
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Kilclief Point, Co. Down at 21:00 on 5 Aug 2016 by Ann Barker
Bottlenose dolphin (x5) - Portstewart, Portrush, County Londonderry at 15:00 on 29 Jul 2016 by Keith Scott
Bottlenose dolphin (x1) - Cushendun beach, Antrim, Northern Ireland at 20:00 on 22 Jul 2016 by Caroline McBurney
Common dolphin (x2) - Bloody Bridge, Newcastle at 11:00 on 10 Jul 2016 by Caroline Harper
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Bloody Bridge, County Down at 14:30 on 19 Apr 2016 by Will Carey
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Kilclief Point, Strangford Lough at 11:30 on 28 Feb 2016 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Kilclief Point, Strangford Lough at 17:00 on 15 Feb 2016 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Kilclief Point, Strangford Lough at 09:30 on 3 Feb 2016 by Alan Barker
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Kilclief Point, Strangford Lough at 11:30 on 31 Jan 2016 by Alan Barker
Bottlenose dolphin (x5) - Giants' Causeway, Bushmills, Moyle at 15:30 on 28 Oct 2015 by Toni Castello
Humpback whale (x1) - Giants Causeway, Bushmills, Moyle at 15:30 on 28 Oct 2015 by Toni Castello
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Portstewart, Londonderry at 14:00 on 18 Oct 2015 by David Mairs
Common dolphin (x5) - Ballycastle beach, Northern Ireland at 11:00 on 19 Sep 2015 by Frances Simpson
Harbour porpoise (x10) - St Helens Bay, North Down at 08:00 on 24 Aug 2015 by John Witton/HWDT
Risso's dolphin (x4) - Ballintoy Harbour, County Antrim on 21 Aug 2015 by Paula Rodden
Beluga (x1) - Portballintrae, Co. Antrim at 11:25 on 1 Aug 2015 by Unknown Observer
Beluga (x1) - Between Portbraddan & Dunseverick, Co. Antrim at 11:16 on 30 Jul 2015 by Gordon Watson
Common dolphin (x3) - United Kingdom at 14:00 on 17 Jul 2015 by Ashleigh Tyrie
Minke whale (x1) - Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland at 15:00 on 15 Jul 2015 by Andrew Fold
Bottlenose dolphin (x12) - Muckross Head, Donegal Bay, Co. Donegal at 17:00 on 7 Jul 2015 by John O'Boyle/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Portavogie, Antrim on 15 Jun 2015 by Martin Male
Killer whale (x1) - FairHead, Antrim at 13:00 on 10 Jun 2015 by Peter Lusher/ HWDT
Harbour porpoise (x4) - Bloody Bridge, Northern Ireland at 16:30 on 7 Jun 2015 by Sarah Yeomans
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Strangford Lough, Down at 11:10 on 3 May 2015 by Tim Davis/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x1) - River Bann, Barmouth, Derry at 16:45 on 24 Apr 2015 by Paul Quinn/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Black Head, Antrim at 18:30 on 16 Apr 2015 by Ian Enlander/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Newcastle, Down at 12:00 on 16 Apr 2015 by Andy Carden/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Portmuck Island Magee, Co. Antrim at 11:35 on 7 Apr 2015 by Ian Enlander/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Ballycastle Bay, Co. Antrim at 11:15 on 7 Apr 2015 by Brenda Campbell/HWDT
Bottlenose dolphin (x8) - Tullan Strand, Bundoran, Co. Donegal at 16:10 on 6 Apr 2015 by Rossa Mead/IWDG
Bottlenose dolphin (x12) - Muckross Head, Donegal Bay, Co. Donegal at 11:30 on 5 Apr 2015 by Jennifer Firth/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Lough Foyle, Derry at 09:15 on 27 Mar 2015 by Gareth Barker / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Portstewart, Derry at 14:30 on 21 Mar 2015 by Philip McErlean / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Strangford Lough, Down at 10:00 on 17 Mar 2015 by Richard Weyl / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x5) - Strangford Lough, Down at 09:30 on 8 Mar 2015 by Richard Weyl / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Ramore Head, Antrim at 09:20 on 5 Mar 2015 by Gary Burrows / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x10) - Black Head, Antrim at 14:30 on 21 Feb 2015 by Ian Enlander / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Ramore Head, Antrim at 08:10 on 9 Feb 2015 by Gary Burrows / IWDG
Bottlenose dolphin (x50) - Larne, Antrim at 13:45 on 6 Feb 2015 by Maurice Turley / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x1) - Ramore Head, Antrim at 10:40 on 6 Feb 2015 by Gary Burrows / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Whitehead, Antrim at 16:15 on 1 Feb 2015 by Stephen Foster / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x9) - Black Head, Co. Antrim at 13:45 on 10 Jan 2015 by Ian & Tina Enlander/IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x5) - Portmuck, Antrim at 14:20 on 21 Dec 2014 by Ian Enlander / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x3) - Bloody Bridge, Down at 09:12 on 16 Dec 2014 by David Williams / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x4) - Strangford Lough, Down at 13:30 on 15 Dec 2014 by Jennifer Firth /IWDG
Bottlenose dolphin (x25) - Carnlough, Antrim at 13:00 on 30 Nov 2014 by David McCormick / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Black Head, Antrim at 15:15 on 29 Nov 2014 by Philip McErlean / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Bloody Bridge, Down at 14:30 on 25 Nov 2014 by Philip McErlean / IWDG
Harbour porpoise (x2) - Donaghadee, Down at 12:50 on 24 Nov 2014 by Stephen Foster / IWDG

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