A Special Anniversary

It was at a lecture in 1989 that I first heard about Fungie, a bottlenose dolphin living in Dingle Harbour, Ireland. It was mentioned at the time that he had the alternative name of Dorad, a Gaelic word for ‘dolphin’, which in a sense set me off thinking about an idea that over time became Dorad & Sirius as it is today.

Image: Copyright © 2013 Tor Cotton - Zari Productions

The real Dorad.

Now some twenty-four years later, a special weekend event has been planned to celebrate Fungie’s thirtieth anniversary as The Dingle Dolphin. Taking place over Friday 26th – Sunday 28th April, the event is described by the website for Fungie: “There will be lots going on, talks, swimming, boat trips, films, children’s activities, whale watching trips (weather permitting!) music, poetry and much more. Above all we intend to have fun.”

 Image: Copyright © 2013 Tor Cotton - Zari Productions

Views of Fungie’s home.

For all the event details and further information, please follow the link to Fungie’s website here.

Thank-you to Tor Cotton for providing the images.

Fungie also has a Facebook page here.

Happy Anniversary Fungie, thank-you for the inspiration.


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