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Posted by Kinsale Advertiser on Tuesday 3 December 2013

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.