Woodlawn House Killarney

Woodlawn Road, Killarney, Ireland
Woodlawn House Killarney
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Why are Irish sheep painted?

by gbrown34

Silly question. Why do all the sheep have some kind of spray paint on them? Is it ownership? Thanks!

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by Alkitta

Not only the Irish. We went for a walk last weekend and the Swiss sheep were also painted in different colours. I had the same question.

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by Sjalen

And all over Britain...

In cases where several farms have flocks on the same land, yes, a colour can be ownership but often it is also a way for a farmer to keep track of which ewes should be checked for lambing later as he has let the sprayed ones walk with a ram, or which sheep he has already vaccinated, dipped in pesticide and so on, so he doesn't have to treat an animal twice by mistake.

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by globetrott

Hi !

I am rather sure, it is simple :
Sheep run free all of the summer without fences between different farms in Ireland and Scotland...

...at the end of the season they are caught, sorted after color and sold, eaten or whatever...

Each farmer uses his own colors and will easily find again his own sheep in the herd of caught animals.

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by PEE-WEE

Ba ba black sheep??who would they belong to??

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by SarahEire

I don't think sheep just run free. Surely farmers don't take down the fences during the summer months.

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by chrishc

It's because sheep can't read and when the farmer has painted his barn the sheep don't take any notice of the wet paint signs.

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by SarahEire

ha ha, I like that one!!

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by PEE-WEE

A bit silly taking fences down every season,i would rather be drinking beer and then counting sheep haaa haaa

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by dracko

You're all WRONG!! I learned the real reason why the sheep are painted while I was up in County Clare. If the sheep is painted blue, then it's a boy sheep. If it's painted red, then it's a girl sheep. And if it's painted pink, then it's a gay sheep. And if a sheep is painted red, white, and and blue, then it is a british sheep, and the irish don't want to have much to do with it anyway...

-R.

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by Sjalen

:-)))

Yes Sarah, Andy is right. Just check Goathland in the North York Moors National Park. The whole village green is full of sheep wandering around as they please since there are cattle grids in the roads to keep them on the moors - no fences for miles and miles.

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by challenger

You're all wrong: It's all about the colour the wool will have eventually! How else do you think you can end up with a coloured jumper?

Holger

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by Sjalen

Why is it you always have to go to bed when the real fun starts on this forum??? :-)))

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by challenger

On the contrary: Looks like the real fun stopped the moment you left. Not a single message was posted afterwards. :-)

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by Cabana_Boy

I think its makeup...

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by Sjalen

Holger, they were just a bit flustered when the sheep expert went to bed :-)))

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by groovemc

It's a "Gang" thing.
Way too much American T.V. being shown here.

Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by florry

what goes aaaaah? a sheep with no lips!!!!

Re: Re: Why are Irish sheep painted?

by Catmagic

If they have mohawk's too.. then they are probably punk sheep.

Travel Tips for Killarney

King of the mountains!

by orlikins

About 20 miles outside Killarney is a village called Killorglin. Every August there is a Puck Fair there. When you arrive in Killorglin from Killarney,you will see a statue of a goat before you turn at the bridge to go into the town. A goat is "captured" from the surrounding mountains and brought down to Killorglin to be crowned King Puck. After the festival, it is set free again.

a village of the stone-age in Dingle island

by globetrott

Not far from Gallarus Oratory I saw this interesting stone-age village , consisting of several houses, that are sometimes also called "clochans" or "cloghans". These buildings are quite usual in that area and they were built by heaping up stones and rocks of all sizes, forming a flat and narrow house, only the roofs are missing today, obviously they had roofs made of straw. There is a fence around these buildings, BUT of course you may climb over that fence and take a closer look at these great historical remains ! There are no further informations given at that sight, it is also quite hard to find a parking close to it, but on the other hand trafic in this part of Dingle is also really low.

Killarney National Park

by carolineos

You haven't seen Killarney unless you've visited the massive national park. It's a truly scenic place. I reccomend doing some walking, hiring a bike or getting a boat. Muckross house and gardens are a nice place to have a picnic. You could spend a lot of time here and it's worth doing so.

Ross Castle

by healy_ger

Ross Castle sits on the shore of the lower lake in Killarney. It's a great place to get a boat trip or rent a fishing boat and row away at your ease. There are some islands which can be visited, such as Inisfalen

Killarney

by healy_ger

""A little bit of heaven on earth""

Killarney has been called the gateway to some of the most beautiful places in Ireland. Places such as the ring of Kerry, Dingle and west Cork. As a local I try to avoid the main tourist attractions even though some of them are particullarly stunning, such as Muckross house, Torc waterfall and ladies view. There are some beautiful places waiting for you to be discovered. Take a walk through the rhododendron bushs near Dinis car park up the back of Torc mountain to see all the lakes, just have a look at some of the photos I've take. Sorry for the poor resolution!

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Address: Woodlawn Road, Killarney, Ireland