Sheep farmers, researchers and innovators, artists and designers, craft and food producers from across Ireland and Europe will gather in Galway in May 2020, taking Ireland’s agricultural heritage into focus in an EU Congress of Sheep Farming and associated traditions.
These traditions include sheep farming for meat, milk and wool, and the many uses of wool. EU Sheep Congress guests include key international speakers from farming, research, design and eco innovation and agencies such as IWTO, EU Commission, SLOW FOOD, Teagasc, Fáilte Ireland and Bord Bia. The cultural programme includes an international tapestry exhibition and symposium, a European food and craft fair, a banquet, curated by internationally renowned chef Enda McEvoy, exhibitions in historic textiles and innovative fashion and education projects. It will also include an event where the ancient traditional Galway Hookers will sail into Galway bringing wool on the old cargo route from Kinvara to the Claddagh.
The conference and symposium, workshops, fashion and banquet events will be ticketed. Everything else is free.