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Doolin Cat 2277

Cat 1204

Lamb bottle 2036

Lamb 2044

Lamb Bottle 2042

Sheep 1364

Sheep Burrin

Sheep 2208

Sheep 2211

Sheep 2212

Dingle Cows 1415

Cattle 2034

Donkey 1771

Horses 1590

Sheep 1768

Sheep 1772

Sheep 1773

Sheep 1777

Lambs 1778

The sheep shown in the photographs above are a type of ancient sheep which were not shorn: the wool was plucked from them or gathered from the fields.

Boar 1964

Boar 1968

The two photos above are of wild boar. Archaeological evidence shows that wild boar was important from the first Irish settlement during the Mesolithic Period until the 12th century CE. Their disappearance as wild animals coincided with the arrival of the Anglo-Normans whose intensive agricultural practices reduced the native woodlands.

Cat 2265

Cattle Dog 462

Cattle and Dogs 463

Shown above is a farmer in The Burren working cattle with dogs. These pictures were taken from a distance of more than 600 meters using lots of telephoto (about 15x).

Bird 1000

Duck 1020

Duck 1021

Heron 1817

Cows 760

Originally posted to Shamrock American Kossacks on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 08:21 AM PDT.

Also republished by J Town and PWB Peeps.

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