Irish people have been welcoming the first ever walrus to arrive on our shores

By James Fenton

March 15, 2021 at 10:55am

Irish people have been welcoming the first ever walrus to arrive on our shores

"I Am The Walrus," our new guest may or may not have announced as he floated towards Valentia Island in Co. Kerry atop an iceberg.

Despite current Covid-19 restrictions, Ireland received a new visitor over the weekend in the form of a walrus who is thought to have fallen asleep on an iceberg before being carried across the Atlantic Ocean to Valentia Island. It's reportedly the first confirmed sighting of a walrus on these shores and since we're on the land of 'céad míle fáilte', naturally Irish people have reached out the arm of friendship to the weary traveller.

It's not often that people can relate to the plight of a lost walrus but that's exactly what's happened over on Twitter...

Yep, we've all been there buddy. Let's hope our new friend can return safely to his family sooner rather than later. In the meantime, the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group have asked that people 'observe this wayward traveler from a safe distance and to give it the space it requires and submit any subsequent sightings to the IWDG sighting scheme.'

Members of the public can do so via this link.

READ NEXT: 'Not disposable' - Pubs mark one year of closure with messages of anger, nostalgia and hope


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the best of your city straight to your inbox.

I'd like to receive news and exclusive offers from Lovin IE including competitions, products, commercial partners and activities. By submitting this form you agree to our T&Cs and our privacy policy