The enterprising family of the owner James McCarthy receives various guests
22 Feb. 2021, 07:38
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The McCarthy family has run the Tara Na Rí pub near the Irish town of Navan for ten years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no customers have been coming for months.
But the enterprising family of owner James McCarthy is already receiving various guests. Currently, the pub, which has been turned into a veterinary clinic, is inhabited by three swans, a buzzard and a fox.
And it was declared the first wildlife clinic in the country. In recent months, according to Irish media, an intensive care unit has been set up for sick and injured wildlife.
“We will take care of all the local Irish wildlife here. This could mean treating from a small mouse to a seal, badger or swan, “clinic manager Dan Donoher told Irish television RTE.
They are currently preparing for the most difficult period of the year – they expect many orphaned animals to be brought to them in the spring. “We will take very small babies – birds and foxes, which will take us six months,” Donoher said.
The McCarthy family are enthusiastic about the new veterinary clinic on their premises. When the usual life in the pub disappeared on March 13 last year due to the pandemic, there was a void, says James McCarthy. It took a while to fill that void again – with completely different guests.
A pub that closed its doors during lockdown is now serving a menagerie of very different clientele after transforming into Ireland’s first wildlife hospitalhttps://t.co/50Rc8Zl47M pic.twitter.com/zfpn5tKzyT
– AFP News Agency (@AFP) February 21, 2021
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