4. Meet a cheeky seal in Wicklow
Why did the seal cross the road? To get to the fish shop on the other side! Well, that’s the case for Sammy the grey seal, a local favourite and viral sensation thanks to his daily trips to the quays in Wicklow town. Local fishmonger and restaurateur, Alan Hegarty, first handed a snack to Sammy in 2012, and the curious seal has been returning ever since. Each summer, Wicklow Seafood Festival marks the mammal’s birthday. And to catch a glimpse of him, Sammy is known to time his meals, ambling on shore at 9am, 1pm and 4pm – stopping people (and traffic) in their track!