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Fungi gave this American couple in Dingle an awful fright

Fungi might be nearing retirement, but he’s pulling out all the stops for The Gathering.


DINGLE’S MOST FAMOUS resident gave an unsuspecting American couple the fright of their lives yesterday while they were out kayaking.

Irish Adventures’ Noel O’Leary, who had brought the couple out to paddle around, snapped the photo of the wise old dolphin.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie he said Fungi jumped out of the water “all of a sudden” giving the tourists “a good shock”.

O’Leary said the couple were “laughing away afterwards” and gave credit to Fungi for “keeping the tourists entertained” for three decades.

“He’s so old now, so every year with him is a bonus,” he added.

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