Wicklow Lamb

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Smiling Wicklow Lamb Smiling Wicklow Lamb ©Darren McLoughlin

For many people Ireland is synonymous with sheep and lamb.

Travelling through the Garden County it is easy to see why, with sheep and lambs in spring on verdant fields or by roadsides grazing on heather.

Wicklow sheep were common throughout Ireland before the Famine and produced wool very suitable for flannel (as well as mutton for stews).


Today it's hard to imagine Wicklow without the four-legged bundles of wool traversing its steep glens and rugged uplands, white contrasting with green.

Often seen by the side of the road, it's worth stopping to admire our local livestock.

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Wicklow Lamb by Roadside

Of course, depending on the season they may have lost their woolly coats and look like this, more comfortable for them during the particularly hot summer this year. 

Recently shorn sheep in field in Wicklox, Ireland

Last modified on Sunday, 08 March 2020 11:49
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.


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