Monday, November 06, 2006

Cattle in Early Ireland

Found a lovely account of the history of cattle in Ireland. Go to the link
It made reference to Saint Ciaran (founder of Clonmacnoise) having a dun cow (for Dexter history in particular) and the note about brindle animals. We have a half Kerry in the milking string that is brindle.

It is interesting that they mention St. Ciaran. The name of my farm, Heamour Farm, is in reference to a town in Penzance, Cornwall (England) that a number of my family members came from. The flag of Cornwall has the cross of St. Piran. St. Piran and St. Ciaran are believed to be one and the same. Well some people believe so...


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