The Calvey Family


The Calvey Family
Everywhere in Achill you see the recognisable Achill Mountain sheep. They are the purebred Mayo Blackface Mountain breed and have been in west Mayo since the second half of the nineteenth century. This local sheep has been farmed by the Calvey family since 1856 and, 165 years later and seven generations down, they are still farming and breeding ewes descended from the original flock? How’s that for history? Mayo is steeped in it.

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