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Appeal for missing wooden salmon sculpture

September 27th, 2017 5:49 PM

By Southern Star Team

The wooden salmon which was washed away in floods.

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By Emma Connolly

AN APPEAL has gone out to locate a 6’ wooden salmon sculpture that was washed off a river bank in Drimoleague by flood waters. The seat sculpture had been commissioned by Drimoleague Heritage Walkways and was created by local sculptor Nathan Solomon. It had been placed on the bank until it was erected in its permanent position at Drimoleague’s Ahanafunsion Bridge. However, joint chair of the Heritage Walkways David Ross said Tuesday night’s weather took them by surprise, washing the heavy sculpture downstream towards Skibbereen.

‘Alan Kingston of Glenilen alerted us that it was missing. After an initial search we found the timber it had been sitting on, so at least we know it’s gone downriver but we are asking farmers to keep an eye out for it. ‘It may come to rest in a field or it may be stuck in branches. We are hopeful of getting it back, as it should be easy to spot.'

Anyone with information is asked to call David on 086 1735134.

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