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Located on the famous Slea Head Road. Visitors can view a local sheep-farmer skillfully working his sheepdogs in gathering and controlling sheep movement. This skill has been handed down from generation to generation as sheep have been kept here on...more
We were advised to check the day before to ensure that the demonstration would happen. It did and it was one of the most amazing things in a country of amazing things. Two sheepdogs, one trained in English and the other in Irish, what fun....More
This was a highlight of the day. We walked up a hill admiring the friendly sheep, cows, and donkeys on the way to meet our host and his 2 dogs (captain and sailor?). They did a great job of moving sheep around the field and...More
At first I thought I'd experience this as a tourist attraction...a stop to kill time along the route. But it was actually amazing. These dogs know how to run and herd sheep. The shepherd was so knowledgeable. It was a very good educational experience. Lots...More
Gabriel was a great host and fun to chat with. Great sense of humor...and he's single. His dogs are great and he explained why many sheep have what looks like paint markings on their neck or back - it's like branding.
This was a perfect example of a working sheep farm. The person doing the demonstration as an expert in giving the sheepdogs whistles to round up the sheep in small groups or the herd. He also did vocal signals.
Fun to see the dogs work, and to see the difference between the way they work (the older "creeper" and the younger runner). Just as interesting was all the information that the owner, Gabriel, provided on raising and training the dogs, how much trained dogs...More
We drove from Killorglin area for this and it was well worth it. The drive is spectacular and the dogs were very well trained. The demo had bits of humour and we loved seeing the dogs work. There were a pleasure to see. Would go...More