Galway Sheep Breeders Association

About the Association

The Galway Sheep Breeders Association was established in 1923. The Association was founded to encourage the breeding and conservation of Galway Sheep and to maintain the Sheep as a pure breed.

The Galway is Ireland's only native Sheep breed and deserves to be conserved for Historical, Scientific, Cultural and Agricultural reasons.

The Breed has been granted Rare Breed Status and receives financial support under Reps IV.

The Association has presently in excess of 70 members but some are not active breeders for various reasons. We welcome new breeders who are committed to the task.

There is great satisfaction to be gained from breeding Galway Sheep as well as the knowledge that you are helping to maintain a unique part of our agricultural heritage.

The association wishes to acknowledge the financial support given by DAFF in establishing this website. The Association also wishes to acknowledge the assistance given by Dr. J P Hanrahan and Dr. Leo Curran in bringing this project to fruition and in establishing our presence on the web.

Please see the link Below which is a link to the Online Sheep Flock Book.


Sep 18, 2019 |
Shows and Sales,  |

Photos and Results from the 97th Annual Show and Sale of pedigree Galway Sheep in Athenry on Monday 16th Sept 2019.

Sep 9, 2019 |

97th Annual Show and Sale of Pedigree Registered Galway Sheep Monday 16th September 2019

Sep 5, 2018 |
Shows and Sales,  |

96th Annual Show and Sale of Pedigree Registered Galway Sheep Monday 17th September 2018

Aug 25, 2017 |
Shows and Sales,  |

Up and coming Event - 95th. Annual Show and Sale of Pedigree Registered Galway Sheep

Jan 18, 2017 |

The Results from the Show & Sale at Athenry 2016.

Oct 4, 2016 |

Link to the Galway Sheep Flock Book.