Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Ted Holiday and the LNIB Hunting Irish Monsters (video)

A reader called Liam emailed me with a link to an old October 1969 RTE TV report from Ireland which covered the visit of some members of the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau to the boggy land of Connemara in the west of the Republic of Ireland. The members interviewed were Ted Holiday, Holly Arnold, Lionel Leslie and Ivor Newby.

Seasoned monster readers will be well aware of this trip as it was covered in Holiday's book, "The Dragon and the Disc" published in 1973. I refer you to that book for further details of the search for the Irish "Pieste".

The picture of Ted Holiday above is taken from the video which you can view here.

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  1. Thanks for that. It's interesting to see the appearance of those lakes about which one has read so much (or just read the same things over and over!)

  2. Thanks Roland - great wee piece of film. All the best for 2017.

  3. Fascinating, as is the term 'horse eel'. I wonder did the Scottish and Irish terms evolve independently, and that would raise more questions than answers.