April 26th is Fungi Day on Radio Kerry
As Dingle prepares to celebrate Fungi’s 30th anniversary as a resident of Dingle Bay, Radio Kerry will broadcast live from the West Kerry town with a host of stories and memories of the Dingle Dolphin! Tune in across the day this Friday, April 26th for reports from the Fungi Boats, interviews with locals and visitors, funny facts and find out the positive economic impact of this iconic mammal!
Jerry O Sullivan and the Kerry Today team travel to Dingle to get closer to Fungi broadcasting live from the Marina thanks to Dingle Oceanworld. They’ll speak to Kevin Flannery about the Gulf Stream which delivered Fungi to Dingle 30 years, why he chose to make the his home and what the future may hold. They’ll also speak to a selection of people who’s lives have been touched by Fungi.
On the 11 to 1 Club Francis Jones will speak to more local business people from Cosai Gift Shop, Destination Dingle App, the Dingle Boatmen and John Benny’s Pub on the Marina about the many ways that Fungi which has captured the hearts of the community in Dingle and what his residency in the harbour has meant to tourism and the local economy.
The day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the main star so Andrew Morrissey will take to the water on one of the Dingle Boatman Fungi boats in the hope of getting up close and personal with Fungi. He’ll speak to a selection of the boatmen who have ferried thousands of people around the Bay to meet, touch and swim with Dingle’s silver sweetheart. Later that afternoon he’ll broadcast live from the Skellig Hotel which overlooks Fungi’s Dingle Bay home.
During the day we’ll also recall the efforts made by a South Kerry Coastal location to claim Fungi for themselves. We’ll find out about Fungi’s best photo poses and video appearances.
Francis Jones returns to Dingle on Saturday to partake in more of the Fungi festivities taking place in Dingle over the weekend.
Radio Kerry invites anyone with video, photos, stories and more who wishes to take part in this fun day to celebrate 30 years of Fungi in Dingle to contact the Fungi Line 066 7191 225 or email [email protected]
Fungi also has his own Radio Kerry twitter account @fungirk – his first tweet was “Move over Flipper, its Fungi Time #fungithedolphin” You can follow Fungi and use the hashtag #fungi to ask him questions, nothing fishy going on here… because this Friday Fungi will be constantly updating his account as Radio Kerry celebrates his 30 years in Dingle Bay.