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Billy The Kid Gets A New Name From Fingal

Fingal County Council and the Old Irish Goat society have narrowed down their pick of names for the new kid added to the herd which reside on the hill of Howth. From 450 suggestions, careful consideration has whittled the naming rights down to just four and if any of these were your lucky pick, the clock is ticking. Final suggestions include:

-Saorla: meaning free princess. These goats are enjoying freedom and ruling this kingdom;
-Talun: the Irish word meaning fertility. Like the year the goats had and what the goats bring to the land;
-Fiáin: It means wild. The goats are roaming wild, this animal was known as An Gabhar Fiáin (wild goat);
-Danu: means Mother of goddess meaning nature and the mother of Tuatha Dé Danann;

According to Fingal “these names were chosen for their connection to Irish roots, mythology, language, and cultural significance” which Fingal believes captures “the spirit and character of these adorable kid goats while honoring the heritage of the Howth community.”

The final decision is based on an open call so locals are invited  to register their preference  @:  https://www.fingal.ie/howth-head-kid-goat-naming-competition

And voting is open til 5pm on June 2

Remember the lucky winner will then be invited to meet the goat – formerly known as Billy – for a photoshoot on picturesque Howth Head with the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony. 

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