Climate Strike Supporters Ireland!

It's a Climate Emergency.

On September 20th, we're filling the streets.

On Friday the 15th of March 2019 1.6 million people took part in a global climate strike in more than 125 countries in more than 2,000 locations. In Ireland more than 15,000 students [1] took part in protests for urgent climate action.

This September 20th, the students have asked adults to come out with them. We need you to help make this the biggest climate mobilisation in history.

To change everything. We need everyone.

What can I do?

1. Join an event near you!

It's easy. In the map above just click on the event nearest to you! Click RSVP so the organisers can see how much support they have!

Below are the details of the main marches and rallies organised by school-age students themselves[2]. As well as these, the map includes over 60 local support events planned by adults for their community, workplace or school-gate.

  • Dublin: Gathering 12:00 at Customs House, marching at 12:30 to Merrion Sq., rallying 13:00 - 14:00 at Merrion Sq. in front of Govt. buildings
  • Cork City: Gathering on Grand Parade St. from 12:00, marching at 12:20.
  • Kerry (Tralee): Meet at County Buildings, Ratass, at 9am
  • Clare (Ennis): Meet at The Height, O’Connell Square at 9am
  • Drogheda: Demonstrating from 13:00 outside St. Peters's Church, West St.
  • Galway: Demonstrating from 13:00 - 16:00 in Eyre Square
  • Navan: Demonstrating from 13:00 - 15:00 at the Market Square
  • Limerick: Marching from Arthur's Quay Park at 13:00, finishing at City Hall.
  • Dundalk: Demonstrating from 12:30 - 15:00 in the Market Square
  • Kenmare: Demonstrating from 9:00 - 13:00 outside the Courthouse

If there's no event near me on the map?

2. Host an event in your university, workplace or neighbourhood!

Join the 60+ adult volunteers who are organising support and solidarity actions across the country. It's really easy to do so.

  1. Add your action to the map by clicking 'host action' and inputting your details details and the location.
  2. Our volunteer support team will be in touch with you before September 20th to assist you.
  3. Share the event page with your friends, family and colleagues and get planning and recruiting attendees!

Your action could be as simple as going out on the street with your colleagues at lunch to take a picture in support of the strike, taking a photo together with friends and neighbours at a local landmark, or meeting up at your school gate.

3. Steward the Dublin march!

Sign up here to steward the Dublin march

While the school strike movement is student led, the climate crisis affects all of us. Everyone is invited & everyone is needed.  We invite all workers and adults to join us on September 20th and beyond. We stand in solidarity with everyone on the front-line of the climate crisis and everyone who’ll be affected by the changes that this crisis demands - including workers, farmers, front-line communities, those whose homes & livelihoods are already impacted by the climate crisis & those whose will be.

P.S. We've made it super easy for you to plan an action, get into the local press, recruit a team of helpers and make sure people show up! All the resources you need to carry out a super support event are here.

Want to know more about why we are taking action and to get more involved?

Here's our FAQ sheet

"I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to...We can’t solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself."

- Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish climate activist, speaking at the UN Climate Conference in Poland last December (COP24 in UN lingo).


[2] The climate strikes are global events, called by Fridays for Future and, as such, are public in nature. Some schools, responding to requests, have chosen to support and accompany their students who have decided to take part. Naturally, these schools cannot take any responsibility for students that are not in their care.

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