Drimoleague's missing wooden salmon sculpture found in Caheragh

September 29th, 2017 11:44 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

The wooden salmon which was washed away in floods.

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A Salmon wooden sculpture that got washed away in floods on Tuesday has been found.

THE 6’ wooden salmon sculpture that got washed off a river bank in Drimoleague following Tuesday night’s weather has been located near Caheragh.

An appeal went out earlier this week by Drimoleague Heritage Walkways after the sculpture, created by Nathan Solomon, was washed down the river. David Ross, joint chair of the Heritage Walkways said a local farmer, Nick Hegarty found the sculpture lodged on an island in the middle of the river at Bishopsland, Caheragh yesterday after he heard about the appeal to find it.

‘It seems to have travelled about six miles but we haven’t retrieved it yet as the river is high but we’re hoping to go there this afternoon to get it,’ David told The Southern Star.

‘I’ve gone out to see where it is and we will have to see if there’s any damage to it but it’s great news that Nick found it and we want to thank everyone who shared the alert on The Southern Star and Facebook.'

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