Connemara Hill Lamb was founded in 1999 to develop, market and promote a unique lamb indigenous to the Connemara region which dates back to the 1800’s. Prior to 1999 there were no readily available markets for Connemara Hill Lamb. It was with this intention that the group was founded.
The group have, in conjunction with Teagasc, organised and conducted a training course in “Quality Hill Lamb Production”. The main aim was to produce and develop quality lamb production.
From its very beginning the group recognised the uniqueness of its product and set about achieving Protected Geographical Indication status.