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16/10/2021

Warning for visitors to Buncrana beaches after a type of jellyfish with a painful sting is found in Lough Swilly

People urged to keep an eye on children and pets

Warning for visitors to Buncrana beaches after a type of jellyfish with a painful sting is found in Lough Swilly

The Lion's Mane jellyfish found washed up in Buncrana. Photo by Dean Bonner

A type of jellyfish with a very painful sting has been found at a beach in Buncrana.

Lough Swilly RNLI today issued a warning after a Lion's Mane jellyfish was found in the local waterway.

The jellyfish was washed up on the front shore at Buncrana.

A RNLI spokesperson said: "They can give you quite a sting so be mindful of your kids and the family dog!"

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