Monday July 6, 2020

Alpacas: Soft as snow but warm inside

In Co Wicklow, one man hit upon the perfect solution to empty nest syndrome - raise a herd of female alpacas, use their famously soft wool for a range of products, and cash in further with lucrative trekking tours

25th March, 2018
Joe Phelan of K2 Alpacas

You could commit to a solid pension. Play the stock markets. Or invest in gold. You could also consider following Joe Phelan’s lead, by putting your money into furry, friendly and financially appealing . . . alpacas.

A Co Wicklow resident, Joe Phelan responded to empty nest syndrome by establishing an alpaca farm. Phelan, a senior financial services executive, was determined to identify a passion project when his four adult children left the family home. Entering...

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