Shank's Mare, Sunday 18th August
Goats on Bilberry Rock, Waterford
On Shanks Mare this week, Ella McSweeney walks Bilberry Rock to find out more about the unique goats that live there. It's thought that the animals arrived in Waterford with the Huguenots 300 years ago, and they're believed to be related to Maltese or cashmere goats. Ella meets goatkeeper Martin Doyle, and talks with Conor Kelleher and Emma Teeling who are doing genetic tests on the goats, and also Catherine Carroll who set up the Bilberry Goat Herd Protection Trust.
This programme was first broadcast on the 11th of August 2006.