Stephen's Green To Host Live A...


Stephen's Green To Host Live Animal Crib

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

10:52 29 Nov 2022

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Dublin city's live animal crib will make an appearance this Christmas after all.

The farmyard animals will be on show at St Stephen's Green after backlash over the attraction being scrapped.

The Christmas tradition of live animals as part of a nativity scene has been running since 1995 outside the Mansion House on Dawson Street.

But Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy decided not to go ahead with the usual event this year, opting for a more interactive experience instead.

The Irish Farmers’ Association and the Office of Public Works have joined forces to bring a donkey, two sheep, and a goat to their new home at the Summer House in St Stephen’s Green Park.

They'll be on show from Thursday December 8th, returning to their farm in Wicklow each afternoon.

Minister of State with the OPW Patrick O’Donovan says the location offers an appropriate, sheltered space for the animals, that's easily accessible to the public.

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