A racing pigeon that took the wrong route and flew from Cornwall to Iceland is reunited with her owner in Ireland.
The pigeon 'Liffey Lady' was taking part in a race from Penzance to Dublin in June but had not been seen since. Last week, she turned up in Iceland 1,500 miles from Cornwall.
The red pied hen somehow took a wrong turning and ended up in Iceland.
Liffey Lady has spent the last few months literally winging it and living off grass seed and anything else she could lay her claws on to survive. Spotted by a pigeon fancier in Reykjavík last week he took Liffey Lady under his wing. He was able to identify that she came from Ireland thanks to her identification tag. He contacted pigeon fanciers in Ireland who subsequently contacted her owner.
Liffey Lady returned to Dublin today by plane and was finally reunited with her owner.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 November 1995. The reporter is Eileen Magnier.