Celebrating 50 Years of the Lleyn Sheep Society in 2020

Lleyn Sheep Society – Annual Sale at Roscommon Mart – Saturday 24th September 2016

The weather was very wet in Roscommon but this did not dampen the enthusiasm for the sale.

The ewes set off well with Robin & David Darker, Blessington selling two year olds for €200/head to Mary Gordon, Enniscrone.  Orla Barry, Duncormick sold 4 two year olds for €185/head to Joe McGee, Dunleer.  Edward Lenehan, Carbury sold 5 two year olds for €172/head to Peter Gunn, Derrylynn and Brian Matthews sold a pen of 5 for €165/head to William Galvin, Geashill.

The shearling ewe section was topped by the champion pen from David Oliver, Dundalk who realised €300/head when selling to Joe McGee.  Next in the section saw Alan McDonald, Killeigh who sold the second prize pen for €235/head to Glen Keogh, Old Town North.  Mary Gordon, Enniscrone sold a pen for €225/head to Pat Bobbett, Ashbourne.

Ewe lambs saw a more cautious trade.  Two pens hit the €200/head mark.  The first prize pen from Mary Gordon sold to Liam Grogan, Callyboughal.  David Oliver sold a pen to Alan McDonald.  Peter Shields, Carlingford came next with a pen at €155/head to John Sheehan, Drimoleague.  Mary Gordon, Peter Shields and Clive Long, Lifford all sold pens fro €140/head.

The ram section saw the champion top the prices.  Alan McDonald, Killeigh sold shearling ram Ormston Excellent sired by a Peter Shields ram.  He had stood champion in Dundalk and Clonmel shows during the summer.  He was taken home for €1350 by Leo Murphy, Kilcock.  Simon Brown, Graiguemanagh sold a Ballyogan ram sired by Incheoch Moral for €1120 to James Nolan, Fenagh.  At €800 Orla Barry sold Seafield Echo by a Keegan ram to Peter Shields.


4 year old ewes to €140 av. €140 (£121)

3 year olds to €130 av. €130 (£112)

2 year olds to €200 av. €173 (£150)

Shearling Ewes to €300 av. €159 (£137)

Ewe Lambs to €200 av. €101 (£87)

Rams to €1350 av. €509 (£441)

Top prices


Robin & David Darker €200

Orla Barry €185

Edward Lenehan €172

Brian Matthews €165

John Doyle €160

Shearling Ewes

David Oliver €300

Alan McDonald €235

Mary Gordon €225

Orla Barry €215

Clive Wardrop €212

Justin Browne €200

R & M Brummitt €197

Orla Barry €192

Orla Barry €190

Alan McDonald €190

Ewe Lambs

David Oliver €200

Mary Gordon €200

Peter Shields €155

J Long €140

Peter Shields €140

Mary Gordon €140

C & H Long €135

Elizabeth Ovington €130

Peter Shields €130

C & H Long €127

Edward Lenehan €125

Elizabeth Ovington €120


Alan McDonald €1350

Simon Brown €1120

Orla Barry €800

C & H Long €780

David Beattie €620

David Beattie €600

Simon Brown €590

David Beattie €590

Brian Matthews €500 (x2)

Simon Brown €500

Show Results

Judge: Laura Shelvin, Co. Down

Shearling Ewes

  1. David Oliver
  2. Alan McDonald
  3. Brian Matthews

Ewe Lambs

  1. Mary Gordon
  2. Edward lenehan
  3. Elizabeth Ovington


  1. Alan McDonald (214)
  2. L & S McCrossan (207)
  3. Elizabeth Ovington (223)