A West Kerry farmer is in for a busier than expected Christmas, after one of his ewes gave birth to no less than five lambs at the weekend.
The ewe in question belongs to farmer Owen Devane from Garrynadur, Lispole.
He says it’s unusual for lambs to be born before Christmas, but even more unusual for five of them to arrive at the same time.
Mr Devane has had to help the mother to cope with the new arrivals, by supplementing her milk with some bottle feeds.
But he says he’s already got a good system in place to feed the hungry lambs: