Disbelieve no more.
A large beast – also thought to be a black panther – is said to be on the loose near Kilkenny town.
‘The beast of Listrolin’ is frightening the wits out of locals there.
Local hunter Ned Egan, told The Star today: “I had a good view. The animal appeared, running like the wind.
“It was the same size as a large Rottweiler but it was definitely a cat, probably of the panther family. It was as fast as any racing greyhound.”
Sightings of similar panther-like animals were also reported in Kilsheelan, Tipperary in 2008 as well as Letterkenny three years ago.