Mulranny Old Irish Goats

Mulranny’s Old Irish Goats are colourful characters. The males in particular are impressive animals, a veritable smelting pot of all things masculine, long hair, quiffs, beards and side-burns, not to mention their impressive horns. The females have a more delicate frame and a matriarchal role, their lineage is the social thread of the herd. Collectively these attributes make them a fascinating part of our natural heritage.

Sadly there are very few pure Old Irish Goats left in Ireland. Without intervention those that remain in Mulranny will be lost forever due to interbreeding with the British Alpine, Swiss Toggenburg and British Dairy Goats that share Mulranny Hill.

To become a friend of the Mulranny Old Irish Goats go to

To help Mulranny Environmental Group save the Old Irish Goat please purchase our Old Irish Goat postcard available in Mulranny or handmade craft items made by volunteers from the Mulranny Gift of Hands.

Further information at or The Mulranny herd is the best remaining group of “Old Irish” goats in Ireland.