Fungie, the Dingle dolphin

I recently learned that the bottlenose dolphin known as Fungie has disappeared. He was a resident of Dingle Bay, Ireland since 1983 and was a major tourist attraction. He swam alongside the fishing boats to catch a meal or a pat on the head and then began greeting any boat (or even swimmer, brrrrr) that passed by.

We were lucky to see him on our trip to Ireland in 2007. It’s sad to hear he is gone but Dingle is a beautiful place with warm-hearted people and his memory will always live on.

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