The survival of a tiny loggerhead turtle in freezing temperatures thousands of miles from home is being described as "an absolute miracle".
RTE is reporting that the 150mm turtle was found beached on the Belmullet Peninsula in Co Mayo by a local man ten days ago.
Cormac de Rosta and his two daughters were out walking when the tiny turtle - the size of a dinner plate - was spotted upside down.
The turtle has been named Cróga - the Irish for 'brave' - and is being looked after by staff at Dingle Oceanworld.
Director Kevin Flannery said it is very rare for such a small turtle to be found alive after crossing the Atlantic from Florida.