PADDY Glynn from Ahascragh at work.

TV cameras to film the Wool Meitheal

Event takes place in Athenry this Saturday

THERE are more than 40 producers of the Galway sheep breed nationwide and, this Saturday, they will flock (pun intended) to Athenry with thousands of kg of wool.

That’s because the Galway Wool Co-Op is running its second annual Wool Meitheal in Athenry Mart from 9.30am on Saturday morning. The members of the virtual co-op are all keepers of Galway sheep, Ireland’s only native sheep breed.

Galway sheep breeders from Donegal, Kilkenny, Tipperary, and Clare will travel to East Galway, as will those living in Roscommon, Tuam, Ballinasloe and around the fields of Athenry itself.

“It will be predominantly Galway and Roscommon producers. The smaller producers are also really interested in it, the members who keep the ‘hobby flocks’,” said Bláthnaid Gallagher, Secretary of the Galway Wool Co-Op and one of its founding members...

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