15 Irish Baby Animal Pictures to Celebrate Spring

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Last Updated on: 5th August 2021, 12:34 pm

Spring is in full-force in Ireland, and that means baby animals absolutely everywhere! I had no idea before I got here how rural western Ireland is and how central farming is to the communities we stayed in. I loved seeing all the farm animals and drove my friend insane asking to stop to photograph them all. In the end, I got pictures of maybe 5% of all the adorable baby animals I saw. Here are some of my favorite pics from my Wild Atlantic Way road trip.

A cute lamb posing for me on the Sleahead Drive on the Dingle Peninsula. Unfortunately, I was trying to take a video. Oh well, he’s such a cutie.
Lamb and sheep
A mama sheep and baby lamb watch cars go by on Sleahead Drive on the Dingle Peninsula
Cows and horses and calves and a foal
An extended cow and horse family basking in the sun near Aughanure Castle in County Galway.
Brown calf
The baby calf just awake from his nap.
Mama and baby calf.
The other calf enjoys an afternoon snack.
Horse and foal
The foal and his mama enjoying some delicious grass.
Sheep and lamb
A rugged Connemara mama sheep and baby lamb eating on the side of the road near Kylemore Abbey in County Galway.
Running sheep.
A family of sheep in Connemara running down the road, lead by a bouncing baby lamb. One of the most fun stops of my trip was filming them running by our rental car.
Seal Colony
A seal colony sleeping in the sun on Inishmore in the Aran Islands with their little one in tow.
Swan and signets.
Mama Swan standing by while her little babies play at the bird sanctuary on Inishmore.
A little lamb who needs a nap in County Kerry.
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Following behind mama in County Kerry
Sheep and lamb.
Little lamb see, little lamb do. In County Kerry.
Sheep and lamb
This lamb would rather chill and nap than learn to eat grass, thank you very much. In County Kerry.
Sleeping lamb with farmer.
After days of photographing baby animals, we finally got to play with some! Charlie is a bottle-fed lamb who loves to be held and cuddled, although his farmhand told us he’s about to outgrow the playpen. Taken on Sleahead Drive outside Dingle in County Kerry.

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4 thoughts on “15 Irish Baby Animal Pictures to Celebrate Spring”

  1. The picture captioned “The baby calf just awake from his nap” is like a pixel-perfect postcard that the tourism department of Ireland could print and sell! And the picture where you have a bunch of sheep running down a road lead by a bouncing baby lamb – I wanted to get a picture like that when I was in Scotland and Ireland, but the timing was always off. You nailed it! And I am so green with envy 🙂

    • I got a bit of video of the running sheep, but my friend got an amazing video of them running toward us with the little lamb boucing. I was super jealous too. =)


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