Competition deadline to name Bunratty Castle & Folk Park baby goats extended!

22 Apr 2020
Competition deadline to name Bunratty Castle & Folk Park baby goats extended!

A competition deadline to name baby pygmy goats recently born at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park has been extended due to popular demand.


Wednesday 22nd April 2020: A competition deadline to name baby pygmy goats recently born at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park has been extended due to popular demand. The competition, due to close on 28th April, has been extended to Thursday 7th May. The winner will be announced on Friday 8th May.
 
The pygmy is a specific kind of miniature mischievous goat that has brown eyes, some nice coat markings, and the ability to adapt to almost any environment. Shannon Heritage has been caring for pygmy goats for a number of years and they are extremely happy in the Park environment as well as hugely popular with visitors.
 
To celebrate the exciting arrival of two new pygmy goats, one male and one female, Shannon Heritage, a Shannon Group company, has launched an online campaign to find names for these cute creatures.
Given that Bunratty Castle and Folk Park offers a glimpse into Ireland’s past, the farm team are looking for authentic Irish names for the baby goats. To be in with a chance of winning an annual pass for a family of four, valid from the reopening date, visit www.bunrattycastle.ie/pygmy_goat_naming/
 
The 19th century Folk Park is home to a whole host of animals including two famous Irish wolfhounds, Meabh and Saoirse, donkeys, a falabella horse (one of the world’s smallest breeds of horses), hens, chicks, rabbits and native deer.
 
Like all visitor attractions throughout Ireland, Bunratty Caste and Folk Park is currently closed due to COVID-19. However, the resident animals are still onsite being well cared for by a small but dedicated team.
 
Speaking about the new arrivals, Shannon Heritage Managing Director Niall O’Callaghan said: “Since their birth at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, our two baby pygmy goats have really made themselves at home. We look forward to introducing our new arrivals to our visitors in the near future; who we know will embrace these wonderful additions in the same spirit as they have all of our animals.”
 
For further information visit www.shannonheritage.com
 

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