A whale of a time in west Cork

A whale of a time in west Cork View Gallery
Dolphins are a popular attraction on sea safaris

Area is attracting a whole new generation of tourists, thanks to the growth of its whale and sealife-watching activities

Some say that Fungie the dolphin singlehandedly ignited the Irish sealife watching business. If so, west Cork owes him a debt of gratitude.

It has been a bumper summer for whale watching and sea safaris in the area, with basking sharks, dolphins, porpoises, seals, otters, minke whales and breaching humpbacks all verifiably spotted, and other species probably spotted too.

We took a sealife nature tour with Nic Slocum of Whale Watch Cork, a local sealife...

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