Listening to Matt Cooper on his Last Word radio show on TodayFM this evening, he said that he had just got a text saying that someone had just seen a huge light in the sky over Millstreet moving north east towards Kanturk. He thought it was a hoax at first, but then they started getting loads of texts from all around the country. It looks like it was a large meteorite, hundreds of times bigger than your normal shooting star. Here’s a video of the meteorite on youTube.
“Looked like a firework at first, kinda green, but far too big. Then it seemed to disappear for a split second, the reappeared looking more orange/yellow” – boards.ie
Did anyone have to good fortune to see it? I didn’t. Let us know if you did.
Update March 2010: Looks like the videos have been removed from YouTube sorry 🙁 … but here’s another one where David Moore of Astronomy Ireland talks about the meteor
also covered on RTE news