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Lough Dubh Lake Monster


Lough Dubh or Black’s Lake is a popular fishing venue by the river suck which was the scene of a possible monster sighting in the early 1960’s a creature was hooked by Mr Mullaney (a schoolmaster) and his son whilst out fishing. Described as having "short thick legs with small ears and a white pointed horn on the snout. It was dark grey in colour, and covered with bristles or short hair, like a pig." It was said to be the size of a cow and aggressive. This sighting was mentioned in Peter Costello’s In Search of Lake Monsters (1974). The creature was apparently last seen in 1961 in the presence of two smaller ones.


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