Clean Coast Project


The 'Clean Coast Project' was established by An Taisce to improve the environment of the Irish and Welsh coasts, and to restore the aesthetic appeal and increase the amenity and economic value to the community and visitors.

It aims to do this by:

  • Running an environmental award scheme called the Green Coast Award.
  • Involving local communities in beach management called Coastcare.

In Ireland, the Clean Coast Project is currently being run in counties Wicklow, Meath, Dublin, Wexford and Waterford. The project is largely focused on the establishment of local, community, voluntary Coastcare groups who 'adopt' and manage stretches of coastline. The project is open to all and anyone wishing to get involved will be welcome.

For more information about the Clean Coast Project, please contact:

Aidan Gray, Clean Coast Project Officer,
An Taisce Environment Education Unit, 5A Swift's Alley, off Francis St, Dublin 8.
Tel: 01 4002220 / 01 4002221 Email:

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