Two women attacked by seagull in Dublin

Two women are recovering from injuries sustained after they were attacked by a seagull in Co Dublin at the weekend.

The pair were eating chips in Howth Harbour with their children on Sunday afternoon when a gull swooped in.

Both were left with cuts to their mouths.

One of the women, Laura Grehan, required a tetanus shot and antibiotics after the attack.

"If I was listening to this I'd think it was actually a wind-up, you know, getting hit in the face by a seagull," she said.

"The seagull's head actually hit the side of my nose. I heard this whack.

"I was in shock, I was saying 'oh my God'and then my son, who is seven, he got really upset because he had seen all the blood."


More in this Section

Stage set for Pope’s visit to Ireland

High Court challenge launched over choice of new Garda Commissioner

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal Kildare crash

Dublin work colleagues scoop €278,000 in EuroMillions win


More From The Irish Examiner