Secret Valley was set up by wife and husband team, Ann & John O’Connor, initially as an adventure farm on 26th May 2007. Since then, it has grown from strength to strength and over the years, following sponsorship, expansion and continued development driven by their passion for wildlife and nature, Secret Valley has transformed itself into a Wildlife Park.

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2018

  • Became full members of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariams)

2017

  • Celebrated our 10 year anniversary

2016

  • Welcomed our troop of rescued Capuchin Monkeys from the Netherlands to their custom built enclosure
  • Awarded Attractions and Activities Award
  • Awarded Overall Business of the year

2015

  • Official opening of the Lemur Walkthrough
  • Appeared on RTE Junior with Ferne Corrigan from Cbeebies

2014

  • Became a fully accredited licenced zoo
  • Official opening of the Corsac Fox habitat

2013

  • Appeared on the TV3 show called “The Holiday Show” with Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan
  • Became part of the Irish Seal Sanctuary participation in the rehabilitation and release of rescued seals

2012

  • Built our White-Fronted Lemur Enclosure
  • Changed from “Adventure Farm” to “Wildlife Park” with Media Launch

2011

  • Installed an Indoor Play area, now called “The Jungle Gym”

2010

  • Built our second shed to house our small animals, goats and alpacas, now called “The Animal Encounter House”

2009

  • Appeared on the mentoring programme “Higher Ground” on RTÉ with Paul McCarthy and Peter Young

2008

  • Second Year open trying to spread our name; introduced our Schools Programme and started Summer Camp

2007

  • Opened the Farm on 26/05/2007

 

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OUR INITIAL RENOVATION BACK IN 2007

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