Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> The Sheep in the Heather [graphic]
The Sheep in the Heather
|Main Creator:||Doyle, Patrick/ M, photographer|
Sheep are a vital source of income for West Wicklow farmers in the Rathdangan area. The most popular breed is Cheviot. They survive in the hills on grass and heather , untill January, then they are collected and brought to the lower lands where hay and silage form a major part of the daily diet. One and a half lambs to the ewe is the average return in the lambing season - March to May. Lambs are weaned in August. Ewe and Lamb sales take place in September and October.Prices vary but farmers hope to get 40 pounds per lamb and 60 pounds per ewe on average. The sheep population in the Rathdangan / Glen of Imaal area is about 25,000.
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25 Aug 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 13 ; frame number: 23
Rathdangan Historical Society
Photograph taken at 18:00, 25 Aug 1993.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Rathdangan, Co. Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_13/23||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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