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Emma Nevin

'Phenomenal' 37 kid goats born on Howth Head as council seeks name suggestions

A "phenomenal" 37 kid goats have joined the herd at Howth Head.

The adorable new members of the community are already hard at work, grazing the land to prevent gorse fires as we approach the summer season and also keeping the area healthy and vibrant all year round.

Fingal had 15 new kids join the herd in 2022 and have described the 37 born this year as a "phenomenal addition". The council supports the breeding programme of The Old Irish Goat Society as they look to prevent the extinction of Ireland’s only indigenous goat breed.

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They are seeking the public's help to name the precious little goats. Fingal County Council said: "We are encouraging everyone to get creative with their name suggestions.

"As these are Old Irish goats, we encourage participants to consider and suggest a name that reflects their Irish roots and the work they do to keep their home, Howth beautiful. It could be using a name from Irish Mythology, names with Irish language origins or something which has Irish cultural significance."

A team of judges will shortlist the names, which will then go out to a public vote. The lucky winner will then be invited to meet their named goat for a photoshoot on Howth Head with the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony.

To submit your name suggestion, please visit Entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 17 May.

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