He’s one of Ireland’s most famous residents, and visitors and locals alike can’t get enough of him. No, he’s not Ireland’s beloved Saint Patrick or U2’s front man, Bono. Nor is he one of their hunky Hollywood actors, Colin Farrell or Michael Fassbender.
Fungie, people… is a dolphin.
But he’s not just any dolphin. He’s practically part of the family. Since 1983, this friendly dolphin has engaged and entertained visitors and locals alike, at his home off the coast of Dingle, a picturesque harbor town in County Kerry. In fact, he’s so adored by the locals they even built a statue in his honor.
The best way to see Fungie is to take a boat tour and watch him splash about in the sea. So regular are Fungie’s appearances that you won’t be charged if he doesn’t show. Continue reading