• The Galway Sheep- Caoirigh na Gaillimhe
  • Another native Irish farm breed to feature in our new book is the gorgeous Galway Sheep.
  • The following information has been taken from the official Association of Galway Sheep.
  • 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 sheep are hornless and can be recognised by their white faces, and long, fine textured wool – which is extremely popular with hand spinners producing clothing of exceptional quality.


  •  You can see this beautiful character in our Farmyard Féasta book by clicking here


The galway Sheep - Caoirigh na Gaillimhe