A surfer has saved a sheep from drowning after it fell off a cliff at a Clare seaside resort.
Johnny Casey, a surfer from Lahinch, managed to get the sheep back to shore with some help from a local farmer's son.
He spoke to Newstalk Breakfast about what happened.
He explained: "Myself and three other ladies were on the water. One of the ladies, Trish, pointed out that a sheep had just fallen off the cliff.
"He was kind of stuck at the base of the cliff in a little cave. You couldn't quite see it from land - you could only kind of see it from our perspective."
Johnny went to shore and spoke to the farmer that the sheep was stuck at the base of the cliff.
He said: "The tide was coming in, and something needed to be done."
The farmer's son joined Johnny, and the pair waded back out towards the cliff to save the sheep.
The surfer told Shane: "We pulled and dragged and carried it all the way back to the town.
"I was left in the town with the sheep on the road... I got some funny looks."
Despite the slagging he received from his friends for the photos, Johnny said it's a feelgood story.
He observed: "I was kind of raised on a farm - my grandfather had all sorts of animals growing up. I'm used to animals in that sense.
"I'm not saying I didn't think twice, but I said 'look, I'll just go out and get the sheep'.
"The poor sheep was exhausted - it was quite stressed, and there was no way it would have found its way back itself."