3rd December 2013, Tuesday
By Bryan T. Smyth
A Kinsale RNLI crew on a routine training exercise on Sunday afternoon
(1st December) was alerted by members of the public to the plight of a
baby seal stranded on the foreshore below Kinsale’s historic Charles
Fort. The tiny seal, thought to be around a month old and weighing
just 13kg, was placed in a crate and covered with damp towels before
volunteer crew member Ronan Young carried her to a waiting van.
A member of the public drove the seal to Killarney where she was
placed in the care of the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary who named
her Rosie. Rosie is being treated at the Sanctuary for two large
puncture wounds and a nasty cough but is reported to be on the road to
recovery and already well enough to tuck into a fine helping of fish.