Friday 17 November 2017

Mystery of flying trampoline in storm is solved

Malachy Duggan and his daughter Easkey (2) woke to find a giant trampoline had been blown into their back garden by high winds in Knocknacarra, Galway.
Malachy Duggan and his daughter Easkey (2) woke to find a giant trampoline had been blown into their back garden by high winds in Knocknacarra, Galway.
The view from the Lawless house bedroom window at St. John's Terrace , Galway city after the shed blew on to the rear of the houses. Photo: Andrew Downes
Malachy Duggan and his daughter Easkey (2), who found a giant trampoline in their back yard blown in by the high winds in Knocknacarra, Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

Brian McDonald

THE mystery of the flying trampoline has been solved.

Galway native Malachy Duggan was left scratching his head when he woke up on December 27 to find a large trampoline straddled across the fencing in his back garden.

The big storm which battered the west coast on St Stephen’s Day had brought the unexpected delivery to Malachy and his family at their home in Binn Bhan, Knocknacarra.

Malachy’s two-year-old daughter Easkey wondered if Santa had come a second time.

The Duggans initially thought it had blown in from their immediate neighbours, but a look over the fence confirmed that their trampoline was already in place.

Malachy began to trek his way around the neighbourhood, but wasn’t long in finding out where the trampoline had come from.

“It was belonged to a family up the road, but we had no idea it had come from their garden. They were glad to find out where it had landed.

“My daughter got great craic out of it over the last few days”, said Malachy.

Irish Independent

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