Live Animal Crib
A firm Christmas tradition and beloved institution for many, young and old, the Live Animal Crib will be back from Thurs, Dec 8th in a new, central location in the heart of the capital.
This year, the Summer House in St Stephen’s Green Park will provide shelter to a donkey, two sheep, and a goat, gathered around a scene which captures the nativity story that unfolded in Bethlehem over two millennia ago.
The historic St Stephen’s Green Park is an oasis in the hustle and bustle of a busy city, providing a calm setting for the farm animals and for families to bring their children to view the crib in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Animal welfare is paramount and the shelter in the Summer House will be installed in line with the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council’s Guidelines. The animals will be tended to onsite every day by their owner and will return to their farm in Wicklow each afternoon. Members of the public will not be able to enter the Summer House, but will be able to see the Live Crib from the external rails.