Carlingford Lough Monster.
The lough is 10 miles (16 km) long and 2–4 miles wide. The towns on the lough shores include Rosstrevor, Carlingford, and the port of Greenore. The name is derived from the Old Norse Kerlingfjǫrðr, which means "narrow sea-inlet of the hag" . It is a glacial fjord or sea inlet that forms part of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Irish folklore tells of mythological serpent like creatures known as horse eels in the Carlingford Lough region. Foy mountain above Carlingford is said to be the last home of little people or leprechauns . So a place of myths and legends .
The Horse Eels may be more than myth according to this recent article:
Ireland's Loch Ness Monster 'exists' as residents at Carlingford Lough claim they see majestic creatures
Exclusive: These strange sea creatures are described as having a horse-like head with a very elongated eel shaped body
Ireland's Loch Ness Monster exists and lurks beneath the oceans and lakes, according to a top sea serpent hunter.Horse-eels are mythical aquatic beasts and have been regularly sighted by locals at Lough Nahooin and Lough Fadda in Connemara, Co Galway.These strange sea creatures are described as having a horse-like head with a very elongated eel shaped body and have been tipped as Ireland’s answer to the Scottish legend.Now residents at Carlingford Lough claim they’ve seen the majestic creatures and have enlisted the help of renowned naturalist Adrian Shine to help detect the presence of the sea- serpents.The irelands famous scientist has spent over 50 years studying what lurks beneath and has dedicated a life’s work to uncover whether the Loch Ness Monster exists.
There are other loughs which claim to have monsters :
However Moray Eels have been seen in the waters around Ireland so could this be what has been seen? Some can grow to a large size. See article:https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/second-sighting-of-deadly-moray-eel-in-irish-waters-is-alarming-says-expert-35815141.html
I would love it to be a real Horse Eel but quite often the answer is mis-identification or not recognising a known animal.
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