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Address: Kells, Ireland
Phone Number: +35387 260 4566
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If you are not part of a bus tour it is easy to miss!

We stopped to see the sheepdog trials in Kells and found the experience both educational and entertaining. We learned about the different types of sheep. They seemed to know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped to see the sheepdog trials in Kells and found the experience both educational and entertaining. We learned about the different types of sheep. They seemed to know when it was there turn to parade in front of the audience. The dogs are so well trained! The farmer had a great sense of humour. This tour is easy to... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Important note on location: Kells Sheep Centre is in Kells, County Kerry. There is also a Kells, County Meath which is well east. When this attraction comes up in TA it shows the location in County Meath which is not correct. We stopped here with a tour group, and it looked like a big tourist trap. It was wonderful. There... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We arrived for this demo along with tons of other buses and unfortunately they had already started before we got there so we missed part of it and did not get a good vantage point to see and hear much. And being that I'm a petite lady, that made it that much harder. We then moved to the yard where... More 

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Although I was skeptical at first, I was astounded by what I witnessed. Before the demonstration began, Brendan Ferris made certain everyone was positioned to clearly see and hear; once he was satisfied he began. Ferris has actually trained his sheep to walk beside him and pose for pictures. As each sheep had its turn in the spotlight, Ferris gave... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A highly informative demonstration, delivered in a jaunty way, by a very garrulous farmer who should consider doing stand-up comedy for a living. I was really not interested to know anything about the different types of sheep though, as the dogs' performance was impressive enough. It wonder if any of the tourists who were herded off the tour buses knew... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

What an interesting stop along the way. After the owner gives a short description of the various kinds of sheep in the area, you then move into a covered viewing area while he shows how he controls his dogs and has them move the sheep to various places or separate a few sheep from the rest of the group. This... More 

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Acton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We knew the Tour bus would stop for a demonstration of sheep herding but had no idea of how much we would be able to see. I thought it would just be a side of the road attraction for a quick glimpse. Wrong. Shepherd Brendan Ferris with his curved walking staff entertained and educated us for about 45 minutes with... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Quiet and peaceful. Share the site with the sheep. So much history - I wish it could talk to me. Not much signage but you can tell what's what (kind of). Would go again. Just make sure you watch where you walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I loved it! It was very educational and fun. I was very pleased that our guide made the stop. Have your video cam ready!

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Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A wonderful attraction on the ring of Kerry. Brendan has his beautiful dogs in great shape And he also gives a great example of working dogs his knowledge off all the sheep breeds is Second to none I have had groups to visit all summer. Ranging in ages from 12yrs to. 98 yrs all The groups really enjoyed the visit.... More 

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Address: Kells, Ireland
Phone Number: +35387 260 4566
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kells

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