Local fisherman Pete Flannery landed what was the first giant squid recorded in Irish waters for 22 years in mid May, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.
But amazingly, he had repeated the feat this month while trawling in the same area, on the Porcupine Bank west of Dingle.
Before this year, only five of the enormous cephalopods had been found in Irish waters since records began in 1673.
What’s more, two of those squid were landed by Flannery’s own father Michael back in 1995.
“I'll probably have to catch a third now so that I can have bragging rights,” Flannery told RTÉ News, which has more on the story HERE.
Elsewhere, a Galway man recorded video of a killer whale carcass washed up on the shore near Roundstone in Connemara.
Independent.ie reports that the orca sighting was confirmed by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, whose Mick O’Connell said the species is “neither common nor very rare [but] you wouldn’t see then very often.”
Ireland’s North Coast is a regular haunt for an “evolutionary significant” pod of killer whales that has been under threat for years due to its lack of young.