Roscommon Sheep

Roscommon Sheep

With learning to spin wool came the desire to own our own sheep so that we could follow the entire process through on our own farm. We choose a breed of sheep that are recognised as the oldest registered native breed of sheep in Ireland, unfortunately a breed that are also in danger of extinction. This breed of sheep was first recognised in the 1880s and the Roscommon Sheep Breed Society was established in 1885.

The Roscommon Sheep breed were noted for their sheer size and for producing large fleeces of the highest quality wool. Each year we use the wool from our sheep for natural plant dyeing, spinning and weaving.  A limited number of items made from their fleeces are available to purchase and we also sell fleece at different stages of preparation.

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