Pic courtesy of Cllr Suzanne Doyle
Santa has opened a reindeer hospital in Kildare town to combat a mysterious virus that has infected the reindeers, which is thought to be caused by effects of climate change, leaving the reindeers in difficulty maintaining altitude when flying.
Kildare town children will get an opportunity to meet recovering reindeers next weekend.
According to a local cllr Suzanne Doyle this has been a huge cause of concern for Santa.
"Santa has sought the help from the best veterinary experts in the world and reached out to the vets in Kildare because of their excellent reputation and experience with racehorses. As a result he has opened a reindeer hospital in Kildare Town to treat the sick reindeers," she said.
He is making a scheduled visit on the 15, 16 and 17 of December to check in on the reindeers and meet with vets to discuss the issue.
"Local vets are confident that they have found the source of the problem and are treating the animals in preparation for Christmas. Santa has agreed to make sometime to meet with local children when he and Mrs Claus are visiting for weekend."
The local heritage centre is scheduling visits and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 045 530672.