Learning about sheep and wool in Ireland July 30, 2012 16:24

On a recent trip to Ireland, we were able to check out Killary Sheep Farm where we received a personal tour and demonstration from the owner, Tom Nee, and his trusty border collie, Sweep.  Sweep showed us how he herds sheep and what a typical working day is like for him.  Tom gave a shearing demonstration and we were able to bottle-feed the lambs.  Killary Sheep Farm is located near Leenane in Galway County and it overlooks a spectacular fjord.  Leenane, in the Connemara area in Galway County, also boasts the Sheep and Wool Centre.  The Sheep and Wool museum offers insight to the rich history of Connemara’s sheep and wool industry.  Check it out at www.sheepandwoolcentre.com.