• Galway Sheep

      By Tommie Sice Source: Athenry Journal The Galway sheep is one of the oldest breeds in the country being around for approximately 300 years. It was the major breed in the huge landlord estates which existed up to the ...
  • Formation of Galway Sheep Breeders Society 1922

      Source: Connacht Tribune 14.10.1922 A meeting, convened by the Galway County Committee of Agriculture and the Galway Farmers’ Association, for the purpose of inaugurating a society, to be called the Galway Sheep Breeders Society, to encourage and development breeding ...
  • Livestock Sales in Co. Galway at the Close of the 18th Century

    Contributed by Patrick J. Kennedy, Galway Arthur Young in his description of agricultural conditions around Woodlawn, Co. Galway, in 1776 mentions that even at that early date the landlords had established the custom of leasing large grazing, or, as he ...