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Extracts from 'On the Modern and Ancient Races of Oxen in Ireland

 

Extract from 'On the Modern and Ancient Races of Oxen in Ireland' by William Wilde (father of Oscar Wilde from Roscommon) Presented to the Royal Irish Academy in 1858

"The fourth is the Maol or Moyle, the polled or hornless breed, simular to the Angus of the neighbouring Kingdom, called Myleen in Connaught, Mael in Munster and Mwool in Ulster. In size they were inferior to the foregoing (Irish longhorn), although larger than the Kerry or even the old crooked horned Irish, but were comparative few in number. In colour they were either dun, black or white, but rarely mottled. They were not bad milkers, were remarkably docile and were consequently much used for draught and ploughing."

 
 
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