Bred by Eamon McKiernan. Sired by Bishophill General and dam Corlismore Regina was by Creagh Ricky. Caesar was Supreme Breed Champion October Roscommon 1989. He was purchased by Progressive Genetics for IR£2,600. But unfortunately his fertility standard was not adequate for AI and we purchased him for natural service. Caser grew into a very powerful bull and in 4 years won 23 breed championships and 7 Interbreed  Championships at summer’s shows. He bred very stylish cattle and there are currently 2 daughters and 4 grand daughters in production in the herd sired by Caesar.




Woodview Royal was probably the turning point for the herd. He brought increased volume, power and extra weight to the herd. He was purchased in at the March 1999 sale at Roscommon for IR£2,800 from Marshall Abbott. He had tremendous bone, large dept of loin and broad back end. He carried all this power very smooth and firm. His colour hair was straight and very dark in colour. The most important trait with Royal was his consistency in passing on these traits to his progeny. His sons reached €3,550 at sales in Roscommon. There are currently 10 daughters in production in the herd. They are among our best producers. Woodview Royal was full brother to Woodview Niall who was Irish National Champion Tullamore 1999. Royal was stock sire from 1999 to 2007.


Corlismore Pompeii is currently ranked the No 1 Hereford Bull with ICBF for Muscle

Pompeii is sired by the Australian sire Yarram Pompeii and by our best Woodview Royal daughter. Pompeii was the highest Hereford bull calf scored for muscle and skeletal in Spring 2005 in Ireland. He was the best calf born at Corlismore and therefore was a natural selection as our next stock bull. His first bull calf sold at sale to John Maher, Kilkenny for €4,200 at 14 months in Roscommon October 2007. in the In the same sale his full brother Corlismore Taurus was Supreme Champion and sold for the Society sale record price of €8,150 to Albert De Cogan Castlemartyr, Co Cork. Another son Borin Boris was the highest priced bull sold for €4,200 in Roscommon March 2008.  Two daughters were exported to Scotland for €5,000 each in Summer 2008. The heaviest bull of any breed at Corlismore was Corlismorepoll 1 Rafter by Pompeii and was sold to Aaron Patterson Northern Ireland for €7,000 in Summer 2008. Rafter was 748kgs at 12 months old. Pompeii’s second calf at a society was Borin Boris, the highest priced bull in March 2008. We have a number of young females which are showing great potential.


Corlismore Pompeii Current Senior Herd Sire pictured at 16 mths

Corlismore Pompeii at 5 years in working condition

Corlismore Pompeii at 5 years in working condition


Firecracker is sired by the Australian sire Churchill Storm and his dam Grianan Dominique is by Yarram Pompeii. His Dam is from the famous orange family at Grianan and was spotted as a calf with his dam at the National Hereford show in 2008. He was the Reserve National Calf Champion and his dam on the same day was the Reserve National Hereford Champion to Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney Gem at 2 ½ years old. He won 3 Breed championships at 8 months at summer shows in 2007. He was purchased for the breed record price of €10,000 privately. Firecracker won 3 breed championships at summer shows in 2008 and won the National Hereford Championship at the first International Beef Expo in Kilkenny in October 2008. He also won the Hereford Champion of Champions award in the RDS in December 2008. We are waiting with anticipation for his first calves from Corlismore Pompeii daughters in March 2009.


Grianan Firecracker was Hereford Champion at Arva, Trim, and Strokestown 2010 and Reserve Male Champion National Show Tullamore 2010.

Firecracker small

Grinian Firecracker Current Junior Herd Sire pictured at 20 months old and weighed 948kgs.