A 20 foot whale has been beached on Arranmore Island.
The whale was first seen on Saturday night when members of the Arranmore Lifeboat were attending a cheque presentation at the Waterfront hotel. They were asked to investigate when people reported there was a flock of birds diving in one spot in the water.
Members of the crew recognised it as a dead whale.
Today, the whale washed up at Beal Chraois on the Eastern end of the island.
Nora Flanagan is Press Officer with the Arranmore Lifeboat.............
Pictures by kind permission of the Arranmore Blue Ferry