Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul Mc Auliffe and President of the Irish Farmers’ Association Joe Healy will open the IFA Live Animal Crib on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 10.30am at the Mansion House, Dublin 2.
Lord Mayor Paul Mc Auliffe said, “The Live Animal Crib remembers the very first Christmas and reminds us of the peace and joy at this time of year. I would like to thank the Irish Farmers’ Association for their generous gift of the animals and their continuous care throughout their stay at the Live Animal Crib. I encourage all Dubliners – young and not so young – to come along to see the Crib and make a donation to the Mansion House Fuel Fund which provides funding for some very worthy charities to help those in need in Dublin.”
IFA President Joe Healy said the opening of the Live Animal Crib with the Lord Mayor of Dublin is one of his personal highlights of the year, “The Crib is a wonderful example of the co-operation between city and country. For families who are visiting Dublin between now and Christmas Eve, a trip to see the animals in a traditional nativity scene is an essential part of their day out” he said. “I would like to thank the Lord Mayor for his hospitality and I would ask people to think of making a contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Fuel fund, which helps families in need this Christmas.” he added.