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Irish National Suffolk Championship (2 night tour)

The Irish National Sheep Championship takes place this June. Farm Tours Ireland are delighted to offer this tour to incorporate a visit to the Championships and some of the leading Suffolk sheep breeders in Ireland.

The National Championships is taking place in Cillin Hill Mart, Kilkenny. As well as Suffolk breed classes there will also be breed classes of Texel, Charollais, Zwartable and Belclare on the day. There will also be commercial classes and live demonstrations taking place, with approximately 1,000 sheep exhibited on the day. 

After the Championship you will get time to unwind in the medieval city of Kilkenny. This trip includes transport from Dublin airport or Dublin city centre on the morning of Saturday June 9th. 


Saturday June 9th

  • 09:00 Collection in Dublin city centre
  • 09:30 Collection at Dublin airport
  • Travel to the Irish National Suffolk Sheep Championships & Trade Fair, Cillin Hill Mart, Kilkenny
  • Check into hotel. Free evening in Kilkenny 
Sunday June 10th 
  • Breakfast and check out of hotel
  • Visit the Barrowlands Flock, Coolyhune, St. Mullins, Co. Carlow. Established in 1994 and home to the 2017 Reserve Champion Flock & Champion Flock of Ewe Lambs in the flock competition
  • Travel to the Annakisha-Clyda-Blackwater Flocks. Ten time winner of Male and Supreme Champion at the Premier Show and Sale, eleven times Reserve. 18 times winner of the Female of the Year, 17 times Reserve. Males & Females available privately, eligible for export.
  • Check into hotel

Monday June 11th 

  • Breakfast and check out of hotel
  • Visit the Errigal Suffolks flock, Park House, Listillion, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. The flock was established in 2008 and achievements include; Champion Ewe NSC 2010, Novice Champion Ram Lamb Roscrea 2010, National Supreme Champion NSC 2011, 3rd Prize Ram Lamb Stirling 2011, Sire of the Year 2012, Male Champion NSC 2012, Champion Un-trimmed Ewe Lamb NSC 2012, Champion Ram Lamb NSC 2014 and Champion Ewe Lamb Roscrea 2014
  • Travel to Finn Vale Suffolks, Cavan Upper, Killygordan, Co. Donegal. Established in 1990 with the purchase of ewes from established flocks throughout ROI and NI. Continuing to use top bloodlines by means of AI and the purchase of stock rams. Achievements include; 1st prize group of 3 lambs at the Irish Premier Sale 2016 and 1st prize group of 3 lambs at the Irish Premier Sale 2017
  • 20:00 Return to Dublin (drop off at Dublin airport and Dublin city centre)


  • Price quoted on a per person sharing basis
  • Single room supplement of €90
  • Accommodation - B&B in a 4 star hotel
  • Meals - breakfast costs included in price package on Sunday 10th & Monday 11th 
  • Further details available on request

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