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Shark Caught in the Shannon Sends Waves of Surprise Through Limerick

In an astonishing turn of events, a shark was captured and on display at the Yarmouth Store in Limerick yesterday, sending shockwaves through the local community. The formidable creature, measuring an impressive eight and a half feet in length and weighing approximately three hundredweight, was reeled in by Captain Hargie, commanding one of the esteemed coast-inspecting steamers belonging to Messrs. J. N. and H.

The discovery of the shark in the waters of the Shannon has sparked intrigue and speculation among residents, with many wondering how such a creature found its way into the river. Initial observations suggest that the shark may have been harpooned prior to its capture, raising questions about the circumstances surrounding its presence in the area.

Authorities have moved swiftly to examine the specimen, hoping to glean insights into its origins and behaviour. While encounters with sharks in the Shannon are rare, the incident serves as a reminder of the diverse marine life that inhabits the waters off the coast of Limerick.

Local fishermen and marine experts have been called upon to study the captured shark, with efforts underway to ascertain its species and determine the implications of its presence in the river. As curiosity mounts and speculation swirls, the shark’s unexpected appearance has firmly placed Limerick in the spotlight, captivating both residents and onlookers alike with its remarkable tale.

Evening Irish Times – Friday 15 October 1915

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