• O’Neill, Alison

    O’Neill, Alison

    Alison O’Neill is a shepherdess and farmer who raises native sheep on the hilltop farm in the Howgill Fells where she settled in 1999. She grows wool and works with tweed, designing her own highly successful range of clothing. Her memoir Shepherdess traces her remarkable story. She is regularly in demand as an inspirational public speaker and talks passionately about how she has managed to fulfil her childhood dream of running a traditional hill farm in her native Cumbria.


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