Rare Breeds on show at Ulster American Folk Park Bank Holiday Weekend event

The Ulster American Folk Park will welcome two legged and four legged visitors on Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May for its much-anticipated Rare Breeds Show.

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The Ulster American Folk Park will welcome two legged and four legged visitors on Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May for its much-anticipated Rare Breeds Show.

The living history museum will be alive with bleats, grunts and lows as rare and minority breeds of sheep, pigs and cattle make the museum home for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Liam Corry, Curator at the Ulster American Folk Park said it will be a fun-packed day with a backdrop of rich livestock history; “Our visitors always look forward to the Rare Breeds Show. Not only are there some beautiful and fascinating animals, there’s also a great lesson in history, and the role these wonderful breeds have had in Ulster’s agricultural and domestic history.

Liam added, “It is also a wonderful opportunity for us to recognise the organisations and individuals keeping these rare breeds going and keeping their stories alive.”

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust Sperrin’s & Lakeland Support Group will be on hand to answer any questions.

Visitors can encounter a variety of interesting animals and prize breeds including Dexter cattle, Herdwick sheep, Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and many prize poultry breeds.

The event runs at the Ulster American Folk Park Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May from 10am – 5pm.