Flossie Donnelly

Blogger & Environmental Enthusiast

Flossie Donnelly is a 11-year-old girl who has a passion for marine conservation. She first became aware of rubbish in the sea when kayaking in Thailand; she felt inspired to do something to clean up her local beaches and organised weekly beach clean-ups in Sandycove and Dun Laoghaire. To raise awareness of the current threat of pollution to our beaches, this “coastal crusader” set up a blog which has garnered a global following.

Flossie has been fundraising for the first ever Seabin, a machine which automatically extracts rubbish by the water pumping through it. After meeting with the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Flossie succeeded in negotiating the installation, operation and maintenance of a Seabin which will soon be installed in Dun Laoghaire harbour. For more information on Flossie’s great work to date you can visit her blog here. https://flossieandthebeachcleaners.com


12. Two Minute Beach Clean with Flossie Donnelly and The Riptide Movement – FREE EVENT

Bulloch Harbour

We have all seen the evidence of marine litter along Ireland’s coastline and now for all you beach lovers out there here’s an opportunity to do something about it in just 2 minutes! We are asking everyone who goes to the beach to do their very own #2minutebeachclean. Take a snap of the litter you collect […]


15. Plastic Oceans & The Big Gig! The Riptide Movement & friends

St. Patrick's Church

Nothing is more precious or fragile than our environment and right now our seas are under severe threat from plastic. What can we do about it? Sophie Darlington (David Attenborough’s cinematographer), Cara Augustenborg (environmental scientist), Victor Mallet (FT journalist and author of Ganges River of Life, River of Death) and Gerry Foley ( broadcast journalist with […]