Investigations underway following the discovery of sheep carcases in Termon River

Investigations are taking place in Donegal and neighbouring couties today following the discovery of the carcases of 19 dead sheep by anglers in the Termon River.


It’s understood the remains of the sheep was lowered into the river from nearby bridges at Letterran Chapel.


The dead animals were found in various stages of decomposition along with a large amount of black silage pit plastic.


Donegal County Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, EPA, Fisheries and the Departments of Agriculture in the Republic and Northern Ireland have been notified.



The dumping of the carcasses has led to concern with the Termon River a source of drinking water for local community and also serves as a popular angling location.