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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

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| Finny, Clonbur, Co. Galway, Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 8853
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Great family experience!

We enjoyed visiting Joyce Country Sheepdogs in June. It was amazing how smart those dogs are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlyn P
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Frisco, Texas
Fantastic Sheepdog Demonstration

What a special treat. We loved meeting the Border Collies and learning how they are trained to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathi K
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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An authentic insight into hill sheep farming and rural Irsh life with working sheepdog demonstrations. Interaction with puppies and sheep shearing demonstration during high season. This is set against some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Rest room facilities available along with picnic tables for guest use. Scheduled demonstration times are 11am, 1pm and 3.30 pm Monday -Saturday, however alternative times are available by prior arrangement.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 14:00, 15:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Finny, Clonbur, Co. Galway, Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
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+353 94 954 8853
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting Joyce Country Sheepdogs in June. It was amazing how smart those dogs are! They had some puppies that were 4 months old and they are already starting to gather the sheep. Everyone in our group loved the experience. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Charlyn P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a special treat. We loved meeting the Border Collies and learning how they are trained to herd sheep. Joe was a delight, and the Sheepdog demonstration was simply amazing and so enjoyable to watch. Joe spent so much time with us, we learned so...More

Thank Kathi K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family whole heartedly recommends this experience. Joe and his wife are lovely. The only thing better is the animals!! The sheepdog demo and talk were so interesting. Our teen daughter will remember this experience forever. She was thoroughly delighted with the puppies and baby...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our time at Joyce Country Sheepdogs was an unexpected highlight. Joe was informative, entertaining and friendly. We learned about life on the mountain with the sheep and the dogs in the beautiful setting of Lough Na Fooey. We also got to play with his 3...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip. Being border collie lovers / owners it was great to see dogs at work. The dogs were so eager to get up to the top of the mountain and herd sheep down. They were so fast. There were...More

Thank Judith Q
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Amazing watching these dogs work. They love doing it, and clamor for the opportunity to do so. We had the incredible bonus of arriving when there were 9 adorable puppies there who were all wiggling, joyful little bundles! Plus lovely scenery!

Thank Meg S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

A beautifull location with a stunning view. Joe told us a lot about the work he does. The first thing he did was opening the cage of the puppies. All his dogs were amazing en very welltrained. The demonstration was very cool and he really...More

Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We could not have been happier with our outing to Joyce Country Sheepdogs. We were able to watch the sheepdogs herd sheep from the hillside, see the sheepdog puppies and the new lambs. Joe was warm and an excellent host and teacher. We loved it....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It can be difficult to choose what to do and see in Ireland. We only had two full days in the “countryside” and we chose Joyce Country Sheepdogs as one of our destinations. I can only echo what others have said. This is a most...More

1  Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Highlight of our trip around Ireland. Got to learn lots about sheep herding and the dogs from Joe on his beautiful farm. Also got to play with the puppies and hold a baby lamb! All in all an amazing visit.

Thank Claire S
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Emily P
1 May 2018|
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Response from Janice P | Reviewed this property |
Just send Joe a message from his FB page. I also think there is an email on his website. You can let him know when you're planning to visit.
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casicielo
23 August 2016|
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Response from Piotr S | Reviewed this property |
It's about 3,5 hours of driving if you have a car. No public transport to Joyce County.
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Bev N
30 June 2016|
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Response from Piotr S | Reviewed this property |
20 miles maybe
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