A Galway sheep farmer told a court on Thursday that he has been left "broken-hearted" by 10 separate dog attacks on his sheep that have left 68 dead.

At Gort District Court, John Moran was telling Judge Patrick Durcan of the impact of an attack by a Rottweiler and two terriers on his flock at Caherpeak West, Kilcolgan, that left two lambs dead, while a third had to be put down due to injuries sustained.