If you are looking for a unique Kilkenny outdoor experience, visit Zwartbles Ireland.
Zwartable Ireland is a sheep farm in County Kilkenny run by Suzanna Crampton. Suzanna cares for her flock of Zwartbles sheep on the family farm’s small green fields in the River Nore Valley. This modest acreage has been in her mother’s family for 7 generations
About the Sheep
The Zwartbles name means Black with a White Blaze. A very noble yet elegant black sheep with a distinctive white blaze from poll to surround the muzzle, two to four white socks up to but not beyond the knees or hocks and undocked tails with a white tip. The Zwartbles sheep are considered to have a superior conformation that can be passed down to the next generation, it has many characteristics considered desirable for cross breeding, its large frame, prolific nature, milky ewes, and fast growth rate. Their temperament is very friendly and they are easy to handle.
Blankets & Rugs
Zwartbles wool is a beautiful rich chocolate black-brown. Not far from Suzanna’s farm in Graiguenamanagh Village in the Barrow Valley there is a wonderful family-run Cushendale woollen mill. They clean, card and spin her fleeces into yarn for knitting and weave blankets of her design that reflect Zwartbles distinctive white markings.
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