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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Bathers at famous Murder Hole Beach warned they risk bull attack

Murder Hole beach in Donegal.
Murder Hole beach in Donegal.

Stephen Maguire

Bathers at one of Ireland’s most stunning beaches have been warned they risk being attacked by a randy bull.

Murder Hole Beach in Co Donegal is a ‘secret’ getaway of thousands of sun worshippers. 

But those visiting the unique beach near Downings on Melmore Head, must cross private fields to get to it.

The fields are accessed by a gateway which leads to the secluded cove.

The tiny beach is considered one of the most stunning in the world.

But as of today (Mon), the landowner who owns the fields which lead to the beach has warned sunbathers that his bull will be roaming the area.

The farmer has put up posts on social media stating the gate will be locked and his bull will be on the loose!

With sweltering sunshine forecast from Wednesday onwards, there are fears someone could be hurt crossing the fields.

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The post on a Murder Hole Beach Facebook page reads “As of 21st May 2018 our bull will be reintroduced to our cows on the fields leading to the Murder Hole Beach.

“In the interest of public safety we will be locking the gate and there will be NO access to the beach through these lands.

“Bulls are extremely dangerous during mating season so please be advised that access is NOT permitted during this time.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however, the bull poses extreme danger to anyone entering the fields.”


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