Whale washed up on beach in Co. Sligo today

A dead whale washed up on Trawee Beach in Templeboy, Co. Sligo this morning where it was discovered by a local farmer tending to his animals.

The sea creature is near The Beach Bar at Aughris, Templeboy Sligo.

Local business man, Blair Feeney spoke with OceanFM News who described the whale as around ’70-80 foot long and about 7-9 foot in diameter’.

A large number of people have been coming and going today to view the whale however, the beach is designated as a no swim area, so caution is advised for anyone near it.

Mr. Feeney says that Sligo County Council have been notified.