Piglet Attracts Attention in Millstreet! Fr. James Captures the Happening.

Breaking News from Fr. James McSweeney who writes "Well there is never a dull moment in Millstreet! There was a piglet on the loose at Priest's Cross at lunchtime today and was eventually caught further up on the Drishane Road. Traffic was held up, the Gardai were called and as of yet no one knows who owns the pig!"  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Breaking News with pictures from Fr. James McSweeney who writes “Well there is never a dull moment in Millstreet!
There was a piglet on the loose at Priest’s Cross at lunchtime today (Thursday 6th Aug. 2015) and was eventually caught further up on the Drishane Road. Traffic was held up, the Gardaí were called and, as of yet, no one knows who owns the pig!”   UPDATE:   Happily the Piglet has now been returned to its home! Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

2Piglet at Drishane Road Millstreet 6th Aug. 2015 -800 3Piglet at Drishane Road Millstreet 6th Aug. 2015 -800


… the video below is just a litlle fun 🙂

5 thoughts on “Piglet Attracts Attention in Millstreet! Fr. James Captures the Happening.”

  1. No story for to be published too small or too big
    Sean Radley online has published the story of Catching The Pig
    At the Priest’s Cross in Millstreet in Duhallow a piglet running free
    Disrupting the traffic this is something nowadays one often does not see

    The famed photographer Fr James McSweeney happened for to be passing by
    For a few good images for to go with a story one who has an eye
    For to catch the piglet a few did give chase
    But he dodged them left and right and he picked up the pace

    By a piglet on the loose at Priest’s Cross traffic brought to a standstill
    Till a young passing tourist with good pig catching skill
    Gave chase and successfully ran the runaway down
    On the busy roadway near old Millstreet Town

    It is on the Millstreet Website for all to be seen
    An Garda Siochana were even present at the scene
    Where a freedom loving piglet was on the run about
    Though of this being a newsworthy story some may even doubt

    But in Millstreet a Town of Hurling and Gaelic Football
    To be published no story too big or no story too small
    And from the Town in Duhallow’s old green countryside
    The story of Catching The Pig it has gone Worldwide.

    “Catching The Pig” is by Francis Duggan
    http://francisrhymer.blogspot.ie/2015/08/catching-pig.html

    (added by mdc)

    1. Francis … Delighted that the story had such a happy ending in that the piglet was brought back to his home. All credit goes to Fr. James for having recorded the happening but now with your marvellous poem “Catching the Pig” is now part of Millstreet’s written history! Many thanks.

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