Comharradh: The Morse Code of Sheep Ear-Marks

Sheep Marks

12pm, Saturday 31st October

Agnes Rennie and guests

Prior to the introduction of eartags, all sheep-owning families had their own unique Comharradh. These consisted of endless variations of slices, holes, cuts … Barr, toll, beum, slisinn … A similar system is still used in places like Sardinia and Lapland (for reindeer).

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