Sandra was the first female purchased in the Clonagh herd, purchased at the RDS Spring 1989 with a heifer calf at foot, Clough Winnie. Sandra has numerous daughters and grandaughters still breeding exceptionally within the herd. The top Sandra progeny with females still in the herd include Clonagh Fiona, Clonagh Helen and Clonagh Hisolda


Helen was a Hillcrest Butcher daughter of Clough Sandra. She has been a prolific bull breeder throughout her time in Clonagh. Her top progeny have included; Clonagh Topper, champion at both society premier sales in 2007. Exported to Northern Ireland €4,050 and Clonagh Valerie, reserve female champion Premier show and sale Roscommon spring 2008 selling for €5,000

Her granddaughter, Clonagh Trixie Kitty by Raceview King has proved to be a super breeding cow crossing exceptionally well with Banwy T-Rex. Her first daughter Clonagh Beauty was sold privately still on the cow to the Mohona herd. Second daughter, Clonagh Cutie Trixe was exported to the Bavington herd of JJ & JM Sanders, Northumberland, UK.

Clonagh Dora the Explorer is the most successful show female born in to the family to date having won her National titles in 2013, 2014 and 2016 as well as being the Overall Simmental of the Year 2014 and 2016. She is also proving to be an excellent breeding cow with her first calf Clonagh Horny Tiger G winning his National title as well as topping the bull trade at the Premier Sale in Roscommon in autumn 2016 selling for €5,000 and being tapped forward Junior Bull Champion on the day. She has has two daughters by Kilbride Farm Dragoon, Clonagh High Heels Dora who was Reserve National Junior Heifer 2018  and and an ET heifer Clonagh JLo Dora’s Girl who was placed 3rd in her National final and later sold at the Premier sale. A Kilbride Farm Dragoon son, Clonagh King of the Jungle was sold to an Italian AI station in April 2019. Clonagh Lucky Explorer now hold the European Simmental and Irish All Breeds record selling for €52,000 to the Popes herd, UK. 


Hisolda was a Ballybane Edward daughter of Clonagh Annie. 

She was consistent breeder every year breeding bulls such as Clonagh Cha Ching and hisfull brother Clonagh Dynamo Star was sold for €3,400 at the society sale in Tullamore April 2013.

We currently have one daughter left in the herd, Clonagh BeeBee. Her daughter, Clonagh Honey Bee was Weanling Heifer Champion at the Autumn Premier sale 2016 selling for €5,400.

Our favourite Hisolda daughter was Rubystar. Clonagh Emerald Rubystar was female champion Tullamore society sale 2014 and subsequently sold privately. . 

Clonagh Flashy Rubystar was National February calf champion Strokestown 2014 and was retained. She has had three calves all by Kilbride Farm Dragoon. Her first calf Clonagh Henry Star was 3rd in the National Ploughing Bull Championship in 2017, Clonagh Jackpot Jim was sold for €3,000 at the Premier Spring sale in 2018 and her last calf is a stunning heifer with a great future ahead of her, Clonagh Krystal Rubystar.

Her last daughter Clonagh Glitzy Rubystar was reserve female chmapion at the Premier Spring sale in Roscommon 2016 selling for €5,500.


Fiona was a big Gretnahouse Supersonic cow out Clonagh. Predominately a bull  breeder she only ever bred two daughters.

Tilly Fiona is the only ET heifer out of Clonagh Fiona by Dovefields Gallant. 

Her first calf “Clonagh Accident” by Clonagh Vom Vumb was Reserve National Ploughing Bull Champion 2010. Her next bull “Clonagh Bartman” by Carnkern Titan was retained as a junior herd sire and has since bred National Weanling bull champion Clonagh Edel’s Stuff Muffin exported to UK. Clonagh Dancing T was National Weanling Bull Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore 2013 and sold to the Williams herd, UK. She finally gave us a daughter by T-Rex, the aptly name Fiona Tilly who has been retained as well as a twin daughter by Kilbride Farm Dragoon. Her latest bull, “Clonagh Hard Man” was National Junior Bull Champion Tullamore Show 2017.


Garrett Behan

Cloneygowan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32AF80

Tel: +353 86 8167309