Mr O'Kelly did see a whale and took some snaps and sent them to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). He was a bit surprised to find he had actually seen only the second validated account of a Blue Whale off of the coast of Ireland.
According to Mr O'Kelly
It was certainly one-and-a-half times the size of our boat,
It had a speckled back, and was very fast moving, fast swimming and very muscular.
I never realised how impressive these creatures are. It was mind-blowing. It really was a very unique experience.
Padraig Whooley, IWDG sightings co-ordinator, said
This sighting will have not just Irish or EU significance - it is of global importance