Rare Breeds to dominate Limerick Show


Dexter, Irish Moiled, Droimeann, Bo Riabhach cattle, Old Irish Game Fowl& Galway sheep will be on display.

Rare Breeds to dominate Limerick Show

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Dexter, Irish Moiled, Droimeann, Bo Riabhach cattle, Old Irish Game Fowl& Galway sheep will be on display.

Limerick Show will be staged with a difference this year, taking place on Sunday 27th August.

Up to 15,000 visitors, 1,000 competitors and 150 trade exhibitors are expected.

Rare breeds including Dexter, Irish Moiled, Droimeann and Bo Riabhach cattle, along with Old Irish Game Fowl and Galway sheep are to be found on the showgrounds.

Efforts are in place in order to conserve the species for historic, scientific and agricultural reasons.

This unique opportunity is the first exhibition of its nature in the full history of the running of the show, now in its 88th year.

Droimeann

This ancient breed, originates from the south-west coast of Ireland.

The cattle are medium-sized, and have a dairy-like appearance.

The membership base continues to grow here in Ireland, as the society was founded in September of last year.

Irish Moiled

Considered one of Ireland’s oldest breeds, the Irish Moiled is dual-purpose and originated from counties of Sligo, Donegal and Leitrim.

Dexter

The dual-purpose breed, stands at approximately one metre.

There are approximately 2,000 Dexter cattle to be found on Irish soil.

Bo Riabhach cattle

Also known as the Brindled cow, the breed has been faced with extinction for some time now.

Old Irish Game Fowl

Will also prove to be another exhibition of interest on the day, as populations have decreased majorly.

According to FeatureSite.com, they can be found in a variety of different colours and can be feathered or hen-feathered.

Galway sheep

The breed is Ireland’s only native sheep breed and efforts of conservation continue.

The breed has been granted Rare Breed Status.

You can find all of the above on Sunday at the show and you can obtain further information about the event here.

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