Tuesday November 24, 2020

Dingle must be prepared for life after Fungie, councillor says

Fianna Fáil councillor calls for state agencies to support local businesses in creating a new focus for tourism in the area

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
26th October, 2020
Jimmy Flannery, a founding member of the fishermen‘s group that set up the Fungie tours, visited the dolphin twice a day during lockdown to keep him company. Picture: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Dingle needs state agencies to come together and help its businesses create a new vision for the town following the disappearance of Fungie, a local councillor has said.

The bottlenose dolphin, a star tourism attraction, has been missing from Dingle Harbour for more than a week. It has been estimated that between 100,000 and 200,000 people visit the town each year to catch a glimpse of Fungie and the area’s tourism sector has thrived off...

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