RTÉ Archives Fungie in 1987

RTÉ Archives Fungie in 1987

This video was taken in 1987. It features  RTE presenter and producer, Anghus McAnally and a much younger Fungie.

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"Fungi was approaching maturity at the time and there were fears that he might leave then to seek out his own kind. Luckily he is still in Dingle today, where he has become a major tourist attraction.

In this ‘Evening Extra’ report, Aonghus McAnally bonds with Fungi under water and meets local divers. Ronnie Fitzgibbon tells him about the piseog that no fishermen will die as long as there is a dolphin in the harbour. Fungi is a very friendly dolphin, who prefers women to men, but hasn’t found a mate yet."

Here we are in 2016 and Fungie still resides with us. The video can be found here.