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Pike spotted in Galway well prompts subterranean fish life query. 13th February 2022


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County Galway reader Brenda Richardson spotted a carnivorous pike fish (above) in her (unused) well in a farm field about one mile from Lough Corrib and near Wormhole boglands and she writes: There is a history of eel sightings in this well but we did not expect to see a fish (the pike which was about 12 inches in length.) Obviously, there are underground caverns beneath the farmland leading out to the Corrib. The ancestors named the field near the well as Gort na hAibhne when translated is river field. However, there are no rivers in the area
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