Shop closure given seal of disapproval
Well-known Wicklow celebrity, Sammy the Seal, was left disappointed when he made his regular trip to the fishmonger on New Year's Day.
Sammy frequently calls by the Fishman shop and the Lighthouse Restaurant on South Quay for a fish supper.
However, he was upset to discover both the shop and eatery were closed.
"Sammy had forgotten it was New Year's Day," an onlooker said. "He hung around for half an hour, but then decided enough was enough and went back to sea."
Sammy has become a tourist attraction in recent years known for his love of quality seafood and his tenacious personality.