Mulranny Old Irish Goat
The Mulranny herd is the best remaining group of “Old Irish” goats in Ireland. These colourfull characters make them a fascinating part of our natural heritage. Sadly there are very few pure Old Irish Goats left in Ireland. Without intervention those that remain in Mulranny will be lost forever due to interbreeding with Swiss & British type goats.
Efforts to conserve the Old Irish Goats in Mulranny commenced in 2011 with the visit of Ray Werner of the Old Irish Goat Society. A documentary on the Old Irish Goats ‘THE CHANCE TO SURVIVE’ is underway and in 2012 the first national DNA analysis will take place, using the available samples in Mulranny, the Burren & Dublin with a view to formally establishing them as a rare breed, a crucial step in their preservation