Wicklow town has a cute celeb who we discovered on a walk-about in the town during our trip last week – Sammy is a young male seal who has been visiting the south quay of Wicklow town harbour since June 2013. Initially Sammy followed the local fishing boats into the harbour so he could feast on the throw offs from the boats. But Sammy quickly developed a friendship with a local fishmongers, ‘The Fishman’, who feed him herring and mackerel. Sammy has a daily routine of appearing at 9am, 1pm and 4pm looking for his feed and seems to enjoy the attention from locals and tourists. Sammy has become such a notoriety in Wicklow town that there is even a ‘Seal’ sign at the place where he always appears (opposite the fishmongers!). If you are ever visiting Wicklow town pop over to the south quay to meet Sammy the Seal!
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