Cork nightclub is hosting a memorial for a racoon that terrorised the local neighbourhood
You just have to love Ireland.
The big news this week wasn't Brexit, the rugby, or the Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland, but rather a one-eyed raccoon that was was skulking around a Cork woman’s garden for several days.
After being caught via a makeshift shift trap of bananas and dog nut, the Macroom raccoon has become a star in its own right.
During an interview on Neil Prendeville's Show on Cork’s RedFM 104- 106, Maureen Blight, the woman who spotted the intruder, said that her dog "chased him down the garden, by god though she wasn’t long turning back."
The animal has since been trapped and euthanised because it is considered to be a dangerous species.
It’s not yet known how it came to be lurking around the Cork town.
This being said, O'Riada's Nightclub in Macroom are hosting a memorial night to the nocturnal mammal.
In fact, they've even got a mass card to commemorate the event.
In case you fancy heading along and paying your respects, this video is the perfect reminder of the Macroom raccoon and his mischievous ways.
It's bound to be an extremely
weird, wired and wacky solemn affair in Cork.
Dear Mr. DJ, play a tune for our beloved raccoon.