About Us

About Our Woolly World

Nestled amidst the breathtaking scenery of Malin Head, County Donegal, lies our unique community – a herd of 37 playful alpacas thriving in their Irish haven. More than just adorable fluff balls, these intelligent and social creatures live a life rich in connection, hierarchy, and adaptation, perfectly attuned to their environment. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of these Malin Head alpacas and discover how they live and thrive in this windswept paradise.

Wild Alpaca Way is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way Route.

About Our Alpacas

With 37 Alpacas on our Farm in Malin Head, we know a thing or two about these mild mannered, gentle animals such as:

Ranking Order

Within the herd, a gentle hierarchy reigns. Determined by age, temperament, and sometimes even sass levels, this pecking order ensures order and grazing efficiency. The alpha, often the oldest and most confident alpaca, leads the pack, guiding them to the best grazing spots and keeping everyone in line (metaphorically, of course).

Humming, Clicking, and the Art of Spitting (Rarely!)

Don't underestimate the alpacas' communication skills! They have a rich vocabulary of vocalizations and body language to express themselves. Soft hums signal contentment, while clicks indicate annoyance. And yes, spitting is a thing, but it's reserved for extreme displeasure (think: rival alpaca trying to steal your lunch).

Adapable Grazers

The rugged beauty of Malin Head provides the perfect backdrop for these adaptable grazers. Their keen senses and surefootedness allow them to navigate the hills with ease, munching on a variety of grasses and herbs. Their unique digestive system helps them extract maximum nutrients from even the toughest vegetation, making them highly efficient land managers.

Unique Personalities and Quirks

Each alpaca at Malin Head is an individual, with its own personality and quirks. Some might be curious and playful, while others prefer to observe from a distance. Some might have a penchant for stealing the best hay bales, while others are the ultimate cuddle buddies. Getting to know these unique personalities is what makes the alpaca experience so special.

Meet your Guide

Wild Alpaca Way was established in 2019 by John McGonegal and his family. Wanting to keep the land to its original state, John decided to create a farm to home these mild animals and protect the local countryside.

Now with his three sons, they run Wild Alpaca Way with daily walks going at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

They also look after Wedding Couples looking for a unique location for photographs and team-building days with local companies.

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