A hurricane left a parting gift for one beach walker - a 10cm long fossilized megalodon tooth.
Millions of years-old and 21m in length with razor-sharp 17cm fangs, the prehistoric shark had the greatest biting power of any known animal to ever wander or swim the Earth, which was quite the spectacle in its time.
"It's something so ancient," Jacob Danner, who made the discovery, said. "You pick up something that's millions of years old from a creature on the planet, and it takes you back to that childlike fascination of dinosaurs and all the mysteries that are only hinted at when we read about them."
An avid collector and historian, Danner refers to himself more as a hobbyist than an expert. In his most fruitful venture, he said he once found 33 different shark teeth in a two-hour period. However, prior to this summer, he had never come across a megalodon tooth since moving to the coastal area last January.
But even more incredible than his megalodon find? It was his second such discovery in less than a month.
Just three weeks earlier, Danner had found his first-ever megalodon tooth, a long-awaited uncovering that he said almost made him feel guilty.
"The first one that I found, I think it was like June 17 or 18, I just froze and looked around like I was walking on the sidewalk and came across a $100 bill," he said. "There's part of it that's a surprise and another part of it that feels guilty, not sure how to feel. I looked and was just holding it, turning it in my hands."
Trilogy of comedy on offer by Dóchas Drama
By Sean Moriarty Dóchas Drama Group will present a series of three short comedy plays next week. All three plays are written and produced by Dóchas and will be acted […]
By Sean Moriarty
Dóchas Drama Group will present a series of three short comedy plays next week.
All three plays are written and produced by Dóchas and will be acted out by the group’s members.
The opening act, ‘Flossing Around’ is written by Ger Madden and directed by Brian Bowler.
“A woman has an innate fear of the dentist. We go on the journey with her as she faces her fears, with hilarious consequences,” explained the group’s Liz Ryan.
This will be followed by ‘Faraway Hills’ which is written by Mary Quirke and directed by Michael Mills.
It is a tongue in cheek look at family life.
“A son wants to get away from small town life. His mother wants to keep him at home but his father can’t wait to see the back of him,” added Liz, who plays the mother in this short play.
Brain Bowler wrote the third instalment called ‘A Little Visitor’ which is directed by Ryan Jones.
“There are lots of misunderstandings when a hypochondriac visits a group of doctors who have other things on the their minds,” added Liz.
The run, which will feature all three performances each night, starts Wednesday next week and continues Thursday and Friday (February 8 to 10) at the Killarney Avenue Hotel. Tickets are €10 and are available at the door.
Sisters are back in the habit!
It was one of the great ’90s films – and now it’s live on stage locally as Sister Act – the Musical takes to the INEC tonight (Tuesday). The 1992 American […]
It was one of the great ’90s films – and now it’s live on stage locally as Sister Act – the Musical takes to the INEC tonight (Tuesday).
The 1992 American comedy film starred Whoopi Goldberg as nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier who was forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent – and the results are hilarious.
Now, her character Sister Mary Clarence and co will take to the Gleneagle INEC Arena from tonight and every night until this Saturday (February 4).
Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical direct from London.
All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast including West End sensation and Hairspray star Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress legend Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!
Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures. A musical sent from above, Sister Act is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.
Stage and Stalls (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird) from €48.65.
Balcony, Upper Balcony, Side Balconies from €44.05 (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird)
Family of 4 from €156.20. OAPs and Students – from €36.50 (all shows).
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