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Killary Sheep Farm

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Killary House Bunowen, Leenane H91 DK57, Ireland
+353 87 298 8051
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A must do if you've never been to a sheep farm

This was one of those experiences we stumbled upon rather than planned to do, but were so glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olivia B
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London, United Kingdom
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Great demonstration and beautiful location

Tom and his dogs were great! Very informative... stunning scenery.... amazing dogs! Our group of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HawkeyeAlum
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Des Moines, Iowa
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contains some of Ireland's most awe-inspiring and dramatic scenery including Killary Fjord. Sheepdog Demonstrations with highly skilled working dogs, feeding the lambs with bottles, Sheep shearing using the hand shears, turf cutting using the traditional method which visitors can try out this ancient method for themselves, walking trails, Great day out for all the family.
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“the owner” (18 reviews)
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Killary House Bunowen, Leenane H91 DK57, Ireland
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+353 87 298 8051
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of those experiences we stumbled upon rather than planned to do, but were so glad we did. The farmers PJ and Tom were both super friendly and full of info about the farm and the dogs. The animals are all clearly well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tom and his dogs were great! Very informative... stunning scenery.... amazing dogs! Our group of 10 had a reservation (recommended)... sheep shearing opportunity as well as bottle feeding the lambs!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Killary sheep farm we saw how the sheep dogs are train to herd the sheep. It will take up to 5 years to train a dog and only one person will be responsible for a dog. The wool are not used for clothing since...More

1  Thank koabug
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were touring Ireland and stopped for a demonstration. It was very informative demonstration of both herding, sheep behavior and an industry perspective. Add the beautiful view of the fjord and you can’t go wrong!!!!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our daughter to Ireland for a high school graduation present and this was the highlight of the trip for her. She was so excited to hold and bottle feed the baby sheep, help sheer a sheep, and watch Roy, the sheep dog, heard...More

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We really enjoyed the demonstration with Roy the sheep dog. It was fascinating to watch him work. We learned a lot, not only about the dogs, but about sheep and the Irish farming industry. It was wonderful to learn from the expert! Also, the drive...More

1  Thank justin918314
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Had a great afternoon watching Roy, a black sheep dog herd a flock of sheep into to their upper pen from the lower field. Farmer Tom stood with us and directed Roy by voice commands. Also got to bottle feed baby lambs.

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

After going through the Connemara mountain park and seeing all the sheep everywhere, this was an amazing event to see. How the dog and master work so well together to round up the sheep. Tom was a great host, answering all your questions. And the...More

1  Thank ljlewis
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I visited this sheep farm with a group from Overseas Adventure Travel. Tom is a wonderful host who shows you the abilities of a working border collie. I won't describe the entire adventure, but by calls and whistles this amazing dog moved a small herd...More

2  Thank rgglickman
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Just love watching sheepdogs work their sheep so visited this working farm. Tom and his brother PJ are welcoming and knowledgeable, keen to tell you about the development t of the wool trade and how it has changed over the years. Watching the dog and...More

Thank Ce H
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Pymck
5 March 2017|
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Response from Roisin C | Property representative |
hi Paulette, My farm opens to the public on April 1st, however i will open for you to visit, just let me know the date and time you would like to visit. visit my website and my email is there it might be easier to... More
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Steven G
11 May 2016|
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Response from Roisin C | Property representative |
Hi i do demonstrations at 11am , 1pm and 3pm tuesday to sunday. Let me know the date you want to visit and i will let you know the best time to visit thanks Tom
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