Tag Archives: Drover


Eugene O’Sullivan celebrating his 90th birthday at Kenmare Mart, where he began working at age 79.

Ireland’s oldest drover.


“He was a farm labourer, mostly, but he also delivered coal and packed wool. He was a butcher too.

“If you were stuck for a man to help with the silage, you called Eugene,He’s a great man for a day’s work. He never worries about starting or finishing time….”

Kenmare Mart [Co Kerry] manager Dan McCarthy

Oldest drover in Ireland celebrates birthday at mart (irishFarmersJournal)

VIDEO: Mart comes to a halt for Kenmare legend Eugie (Irish Examiner)