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Rambling with Irish Rare Breeds

This fun-filled resource explores 9 Irish rare breeds, as well as having some fun activities to try out, at home or in school!

Introduction

In 2018, Agri Aware and the Department of Agriculture teamed up to bring primary school pupils on a journey to learn all about rare breeds of farm animals. These animals were once common on farms in Ireland hundreds of years ago but are now classed as rare – meaning there is not many left.

Over the year’s different breeds were created and were better at producing foods such as meat and milk. Some animals like the horse were also replaced by machinery for the use of transport. It is important to learn about these animals so that we can save them.

This fun-filled resource explores 9 Irish rare breeds, as well as having some fun activities to try out, at home or in school! It is also a great addition to our Dig In! Learning about Life on the Farm and Countryside Resource.

Contents:

  • About Irish Rare Breeds
  • The Dexter
  • The Kerry Bog Pony
  • The Galway Ewe
  • The Kerry Cow
  • The Irish Draught Horse
  • The Irish Mollie

Contents Contiuned:

  • The Old Irish Goat
  • The Droimeann
  • The Connemara Pony
  • Activities
  • How to make Butter
  • About Agri Aware

Downloads & Resources

Everything you need for your primary school class to take part in 'Rambling with Irish Rare Breeds '

Downloads & Resources

Rambling with Irish Rare Breeds

Download your FREE Rambling with Irish Rare Breeds programme to help your primary school class understand more about these rare Irish breeds and why there are not many left.

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