I have to say that I find lamb in Ireland very strong. Once, having a lamb dish, I felt I was biting an alive sheep. But I’d imagine is only a matter of habits.
In Spain lambs are slaughtered very young, they are tender and the flavour is very mild. If you are around Spain try the lamb in Aranda de Duero, impressive.
But I found a way. Following, again, a shepherd’s recipe, I am able to enjoy lamb in Ireland. Tender, very tasty and simple.