How A Northern Irish Couple Ended Up Farming Alpacas In West Clare

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By: Clare FM
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture 

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The family flying the nest can often leave parents wondering what to do next.

For Billy and Valerie Leonard, it was simple – they decided to up sticks from their home in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, and fulfill a long held ambition to move to the west coast.

Fast forward a couple of years and they’re farming alpacas in Kilfearagh, near Kilkee.

While Billy looks after the growing herd, Valerie hand spins the yarn from their wool.

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