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Fungi The Dolphin

Fungie is a mature wild Bottlenose Dolphin, no one is quite sure of his age but he has been in Dingle for nearly 32 years and the experts say he has a lifespan of between 40 and 50 years.

He is about 13 feet in length and weighs around 250kgs. The media named him in the early years and although there is no meaning in the Irish language for the word ‘Fungie’, it does suggest he is a Fun-Guy.

People from all walks of life, from all over the world, from 2 weeks to 93 years old, have gone to Dingle especially to see Fungie. Many people decide to become one with nature and meet with Fungie in his own environment and brave the cold waters of the harbour. Whilst staying in Ballygarry House Hotel, our front office team would be only too happy to help organise a visit to Dingle and the famous Fungie the Dolphin.