Kieran & Bernie Shannon

Kieran is a full-time sheep & suckler farmer based on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Clare.

Whilst sheep have been on the farm for generations; the rare breed Galway’s are a relatively new & successful addition to the family farm.

Married to Bernie, who is an Engineer, they have three children. Kieran & Bernie are active members of the local GAA club and community.

They are committed to ensuring that the Galway breed of sheep is brought back and people are aware of how good a breed of sheep they are.

When newborn lambs need some extra loving care it’s not unusual for The Shannon’s to bring weak or orphaned lambs into their home for some extra TLC from Bernie.

These compassionate Galway Sheep Breeders are well accustomed to rising three or four times a night to bottle-feed their newborns and if necessary top up the hot water bottles for weak or orphaned lambs ones.