Bunratty Castle in joint initiative to preserve rare pony breed

Bunratty Castle in County Clare.

THE Kerry Bog Pony Cooperative Society has teamed up with Bunratty Castle and Folk Park as part of a joint initiative to preserve and promote awareness of one of Ireland’s rarest breeds of pony.

The popular visitor attraction, which already is home to a range of Irish native breeds, has engaged with the society to secure a pair of Kerry Bog Ponies for its farm.

Said Niall Moloney, farm manager at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park: “One of our primary missions in is to increase awareness of native Irish breeds and how they have formed part of our social and cultural history in Ireland.”