Celebrating 50 Years of the Lleyn Sheep Society in 2020

Lleyn Sheep Society – sale at Roscommon Mart – Saturday 2nd September

It was busy in the market this year at Roscommon with plenty of keen people interested in purchasing Lleyn sheep.  Well presented sheep were more easily sold. This all resulted in high clearance rates and averages which were up on the year.

There were two pens of ewes forward from Clive Wardrop.  A pen of seven two year olds sold for €170/head to Sean Quinn, Tulsk.  Two four year olds realised €135/head to Padraig O’Connor, Castlerea.

Clive & Hazel Long, Castlefin topped the shearling ewe section when selling the 1st prize pen for €300/head to Joe McGee, Dunleer.  Robert Clarke, Roscrea sold five for €255/head to John Gilmore, Castlerea.  Alan McDonald, Killeigh sold a the second prize pen for €240/head to Hugo Reilly, Dromard. 

In the ewe lambs it was Mary Gordon, Enniscrone who topped the section selling the third prize pen of five for €190/head to Liam Grogan, Ballyboughal.  Next Clive & Hazel Long, Lifford sold the second prize pen for €175/head to Sean O’Donogue, Killarney.  David Oliver, Dundalk realised €167/head of his pen selling to David Beattie, Ballinagh.

The rams saw a selective trade although buyers were prepared to pay well for what they had picked out.  Clive and Hazel Long were again at the top selling the 1st prize ram, Finnleigh Lleyn Freeman for €1800.  Bred from a Hamish Goldie ewe he was sired by a John Morton ram.  He was purchased by James Croke, Fethard.  Alan McDonald’s 2nd prize an Ormston shearling ram sold for 900gns.  Sired by a Peter Shields ram he was purchased by Michael Logue, Letterkenny.  From the same home the McDonalds sold another Ormston by the same sire to John Corron, Mullingar.


Ewes to €170 av. €146 (-1)

Shlg ewes to €300 av. €174 (+15)

Ewe lambs to €190 av. €128 (+27)

Rams to €1800 av. €655 (+146)

Top Prices


C Wardrop €170

C Wardrop €135

Shearling Ewes

C & H Long €300

R Clarke €255

A McDonald €240

M Gordon €215

L & S Mcrossan €210

D Oliver €210

R Darker €210

O Barry €205

J Vance €205

Ewe Lambs

M Gordon €190

C & H Long €175

D Oliver €167

K O’Donnell €155

S Brown €155

S Brown €150

J Long €142

E Leonard €140

M Gordon €137

S Brown €137

W Bracken €132


C & H Long €1800

A McDonald €900

A McDonald €775

J Long €650

B Matthews €640

R Kelly €620

B Matthews €600

K McCarthy €510

Show Results

Judge: Arfon Hughes

Shearling Ewes

  1. C & H Long
  2. Alan McDonald
  3. Brian Matthews
  4. Orla Barry
  5. L McCrossan

Ewe Lambs

  1. K O’Donnell
  2. C & H Long
  3. M Gordon
  4. L McCrossan
  5. E Leonard

Shearling Ram

  1. C Long
  2. A McDonald
  3. J Long
  4. B Matthews
  5. D Oliver

Photos will be shown here