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“A "Can't Miss" When Visiting Ireland”
Review of Killary Sheep Farm

Killary Sheep Farm
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Leenane
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 reviews
“A "Can't Miss" When Visiting Ireland”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

The stop at Killary Sheep Farm was not a planned stop, but it ended up as one of the highlights of the trip. Tom, the owner, was the epitome of Irish hospitality and incredibly generous with his time and expertise. Sweep stole the show as he herded the sheep, cozied up to the guests, and of course, posed for pictures. My mother and aunt were blown away by the experience and they were both very skeptical from the beginning, but raved about the visit for the rest of the trip and after we returned to the States. The only regret? We were not there during the shearing or lamb season, but even in late

Visited November 2013
Thank Cynthia M
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
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“Fun and interesting.”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Our group from Celtic Journeys visited Tom at his sheep farm. We saw Sweep, his dog, herd thsheep from the mountain to the corral by us. We then hiked up to his peet bog and he showed us how peet is harvested. Great time and we'll with the trip!

Visited September 2013
Thank Rosanne K
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Watford, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stopped in at the sheep farm as we were driving past and were happy to find that no booking was necessary. Tom, the farmer, was extremely friendly and throughout the afternoon we had some really good talks with him about the running of the farm. The dog demonstration was excellent and it was great to see someone using old-fashioned shears on a sheep. It was particularly interesting learning about just how little the fleeces are worth and why. The peat bog was also very interesting and as a natural resource that is much more efficient for burning than wood, is a convenient thing to have on his land. Over the time we were there we really felt like we got an insight into a totally different lifestyle and the view over the water from the farm was beautiful. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours.

Visited August 2013
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Narrandera, Australia
1 review
“Perfect experience of the west of Ireland & great for kids!”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

One of the best things we did in Ireland....honestly!
The farmer was very down to earth and relaxed and seemed good with people. The dog is very intelligent and amazing to watch at work. Views are stunning and we got the best family photo (with sheep dog 'Sweep') looking down between the mountains and across the gorgeous water inlet. The kids loved wearing gumboots and walking sticks given and they loved the walk up the hill to see the magnificent views. All in all, great value and a lovely way to see the West of Ireland. Thank you!!!!

Visited September 2013
Thank Elizabeth W
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We were there, but where was this sheep farmer?”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Went to the sheep farm, arriving about 20 minutes early for the 3pm offered demonstration. Beautiful sight, directions are accurate and signage is good. You drive in on a 1-lane road with sheep hanging out everywhere. Arrived, parked, looked around. We saw the sheep shed and the dogs kennels, including Sweep's, so I know we were in the right place... But no farmer ever showed up! We were disappointed to leave without seeing anything, I was so looking forward to seeing the doggy demo!

Visited September 2013
Thank Erin M
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