Sunday, March 30, 2014

Irish Near Crisis!

Ireland is hosting this year's Golden Shears World Championships) said to be the Olympics of sheep shearing)  in Gorey, south of Dublin.   The four-day festival starts on May 22nd. 

But on that date, the hosts are expected to provide the  6,000 sheep to be sheared -- and they are more than 1,000 short!  Farmers are being pressured to sell any sheep they've got between 12 and 14 months old.  That specific age makes the sheep more uniformly sized and fairer to the shearers.   

If you have an extra sheep, please consider donating it or selling it at below market price to the Irish.  Aer Lingus will be scheduling Sheep Only flights into Dublin up until the day before the contest begins. 

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