And they counted them in two by two.

 

Well not quite, but the local version of Noah’s Ark, the first ever Wild Life Sanctuary in the country, will officially open at the Tara Na Rí pub at Garlow Cross on the old Navan to Dublin road later today.

 

And the animals have already arrived.

 

Injured and sick animals including a bat, an otter,

and three swans have already been admitted to the country’s first-ever wildlife hospital in Co. Meath.

 

The new headquarters for Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland will officially open tomorrow on the grounds of Tara na Rí at Garlow Cross on the outskirts of Navan.

 

The charity will temporarily make use of the stables on the half-acre site.

 

The upstairs of the pub will provide room for administration and accommodation for the group’s volunteers while the beer remains on ice due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Education Officer with Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland, Aoife McPartlin says the whole community has come together after years of campaigning by the charity for such a facility: