A Leitrim farmer has welcomed an historic delivery on his farmyard.

Kevin Comiskey, Chair of the IFA’s Leitrim Sheep Committee, is looking after a quintuplet of lambs delivered on his farm.

The mother, a Suffolk Cross, was in lamb to a Suffolk ram and all five lambs are in good health and a good size.

A farmer in Mayo also welcomed five lambs to the same type ewe last week but unfortunately one of those lambs died shortly after birth.

Kevin Comiskey told Ocean FM that the delivery didn’t come as a surprise.