SHEEP BREEDS in IRELAND
SHEEP BREEDS in IRELAND - GALWAY SHEEP
Over the next two months we will introduce you to different sheep breeds in Ireland. The National Sheep Breeders Association is a good source of information on sheep breeds and events throughout the year if you are interested in seeing these breeds. You will also find information on breeds and breeders on the individual breed society social media sites.
The Galway Sheep Breeders Association was established in 1923. The Association was founded to encourage the breeding and conservation of Galway Sheep and to maintain the Sheep as a pure breed. The Galway is Ireland's only native Sheep breed and deserves to be conserved for Historical, Scientific, Cultural and Agricultural reasons. The Breed has been granted Rare Breed Status and receives financial support under Reps IV. The Association has presently in excess of 70 members but some are not active breeders for various reasons. We welcome new breeders who are committed to the task. There is great satisfaction to be gained from breeding Galway Sheep as well as the knowledge that you are helping to maintain a unique part of our agricultural heritage.
The association wishes to acknowledge the financial support given by DAFF in establishing this website. The Association also wishes to acknowledge the assistance given by Dr. J P Hanrahan and Dr. Leo Curran in bringing this project to fruition and in establishing our presence on the web.