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15 Aug 2022

This morning cattle were brought on a barge into Tory Island

An historic day for Tory Island

Spirits were high this morning as a herd of hardy Galloway cattle were driven on a trailer onto a barge to be taken to Tory Island for the first time in almost thirty years. 

There was a heavy media presence on the pier. The cattle are being brought to this unique location in conjunction with Corncrake/Traonach LIFE and will be the first cattle to inhabit the island for almost three decades.

During the mid-90’s a number of Shorthorn cattle were kept by a farmer on the island. A blessing of the cattle took place at the pier on Tory on arrival. 

Tea and refreshments are being served in the Club house.

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