One of Dingle's most beloved residents, Fungie's disappearance has proven to be of great concern to the Irish public (and wider world).
First making headlines back in mid-October this year, the public is still coming to terms with news that one of The Kingdom's most famous residents has gone missing. Usually found swimming along the Kerry coastline, alarm bells started ringing after locals realised that Fungie the dolphin hadn't been spotted in several days. Two months on and he's still yet to be seen... time may be the best healer, but that hasn't made the loss any easier.
Up there as one of the top stories of the year, it was also the subject of a new documentary on RTÉ last night. Called Fungie's Kingdom, the programme was headed up by Baz Ashmawy who made the trip to Dingle in the aftermath of his disappearance to "explore the magic and the mystery of the cheeky, solitary, wild dolphin".
As invested in the story as ever, viewers have been left heartbroken by the documentary all over again.
Bawling😭😭 like an egit watching #fungieskingdom Remarkable& beautiful how much love & respect the locals had for #fungi Thanks @bazashmawy and @RTEOne for such a poignant documentary. I'm still hoping he will appear!
— Helena Farrell (@HelenaFarrell77) December 27, 2020
My family banned me from watching the Fungi documentary because it would put me in a bad place HAHAH
— yung melly (@sullengirl0) December 27, 2020
— emerald-eagle 😷🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@emeraldeagle2) December 27, 2020
Thank you Baz for a wonderful documentary about Fungi. As a native of Dingle my heart still breaks not seeing him in the bay. He always brought a smile to anyone on a stroll by the bay.
— Yvonne Doherty (@YvonneDoherty18) December 27, 2020
— Grace O Sullivan (@gracesully11) December 27, 2020
Fungie - we're thinking of you, wherever you are.