A “cosmic meteorite” that was reported on Portmarnock beach has turned out to be a hole dug by a small group of men during the sunny spell over the weekend.
A “mysterious hole on the beach causing a stir in Dublin” was mistaken for a meteorite crater.
Virgin Media News reported on the “out of this world” hole yesterday.
Their reporter said: “It’s a huge mysterious crater that looks out of this world, but is it? The hole soon caught the attention of passersby, many hoping what they’re witnessing is a once in a lifetime cosmic event.”
Virgin interviewed a local astrophysics enthusiast Dave Kennedy, who was “certain” that a rock inside the hole was an asteroid that “came from above”.
This morning, a video widely shared on social media revealed that three men, Charlie Wallace, Peter McEvoy, and Chris Flood dug the hole with three green plastic shovels.
Virgin Media has since reported that the “mystery has been solved”.