‘Mingle with the Moilies’ event

On Saturday 4th July 2015 the Irish Moiled Cattle Society in partnership with the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra are holding an exciting day for all the family, packed with cattle exhibitions and demonstrations to celebrate Northern Ireland’s only native cattle breed – The Irish Moiled.

The activities will commence at 10am and people can ‘mingle’ around the idyllic setting of Ballycultra town with the Moilies until 5pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to witness a spectacular display of Irish Moiled cattle, with their handlers competing for a best traditional dress prize! Visitors will also have a chance to participate in the stock judging competition and to listen to an expert ‘classifier’ from Holstein UK give his opinion on each of the animals.

Eamon McGarry Cattle Services will be at hand doing demonstrations on preparing cattle for shows.

Also present will be the expertise of the duo act sisters, Alison Connolly and Maggie McQuiston, who have a fun ‘game show’ style activity planned to teach and prepare the younger generation of Irish Moiled enthusiasts how to compete in the young handlers class.

In the ‘Old Rectory House’ Caoimhe Nic An tSaoir from Scullery Made alongside Jeremy Stanley (The Pickled Quince) will be doing some Irish Moilie Beef cookery demonstrations. If you become inspired and wish to try some Irish Moilie Beef for yourself then Tully Farm will have their mobile Farm shop on site with home reared, grass fed Irish Moilie Beef for sale.

Lots more will be happening on the day including farm safety information, children’s colouring competition, an ‘Irish Moiled’ model farm, Irish Moiled breed history sessions and a wide selection of local and traditional craft stalls including Irish Moiled cheese and Irish Moiled artwork.

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society will conclude the day with their AGM at 7.30 pm. For more information on the day please contact the Breed Secretary; Gillian Steele on 07842 185008 or by email secretary@irishmoiledcattlesociety.com or visit the website on; www.irishmoiledcattlesociety.com