Sheep Gougane Barra
Gougane Barra is a poetic landscape

 

It is such a perfectly choreographed experience to watch the dogs at work. They are tuned into every whistle and instruction by the farmer as they gather the sometimes anarchic sheep. The whole process of shearing sheep and how the wool is transformed - through weaving and carding in to beautiful Aran sweaters with their intricate patterns, can seem mysterious and magical when standing on the edge of a sheep-pen, with the farmer wielding his shears.

 

shepard farming tour of Ireland
The whole process of shearing sheep can be mysterious and magical

 

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