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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

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Address: Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 94 95 48853
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Keeping traditions alive, Unique in all possible ways

My family and I have visited Ashford caste when someone had suggested a visit to Joyce farm. Since we have kids, got on the phone and made an appointment for one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

My family and I have visited Ashford caste when someone had suggested a visit to Joyce farm. Since we have kids, got on the phone and made an appointment for one of the demonstrations. What an amazing idea it was! Joyce was truly, honestly friendly. All the dogs were amazing and talented beyond believe. There were puppies as well and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor and make the trek to Joyce County Sheepdogs, you will not regret it. It is a bit of a trek, but Joe was wonderful. We chatted for hours, and he made us feel like family. However the dogs were the real stars (sorry Joe) - wonderful to interact with such amazingly intelligent animals, and to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I stopped off at Joyce Country Sheepdogs yesterday with four friends from 'DC. What a treat. Joe was great. Such a professional and really down to earth. He explained everything about the dogs and sheep. He gave a great demonstration and has a great sense of humor. I would really recommend this activity...its something different and great value for money.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are in Connemara, do not miss the opportunity to visit Joe and his farm. It was quite impressive to see how his sheepdogs handle the sheep but even more impressive was his sheering of a sheep while we watched! A real highlight of our tour around Ireland.

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We decided to go to see the demonstration based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. . It is a bit remote and the rod leading to his property is narrow and frequently occupied by some sheep so be careful when driving. The house is marked by a small green and white sign at the bottom of a steep... More 

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Gooderham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A fantastic drive into the middle range of the Connemara Range ends up with a terrific display of how herding is a natural part of the sheepdog's being. The display was great, the information about the herding of the sheep off of the mountains was also great and the display from the senior , experienced dogs was only made better... More 

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Lee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We couldn't have had a finer day! Joe welcomed us to his farm with open arms even though we arrived forty minutes early due to miscalculating the drive time! He gives you a bit of history about the land along with a great deal of information about how he goes about training the pups. Additionally, he helps you understand a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We really enjoyed meeting Joe, his family, and his sheep dogs. We went on a fairly rainy day but it was still fun. The mountains around his house are beautiful. We loved seeing the puppies and lambs!

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Kekaha, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We came here for a sheepherding demonstration and were not disappointed! It is amazing to watch those border collies as they herd the sheep, following the directions of verbal and whistle commands. Then add in some unbearably cute puppies, excited, energetic and adorable. Top it off with a week old lamb in my arms, and I am just in awwww.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I visited Joyce Co. Sheepdogs on a study abroad trip with my university and it has been one of my favorite experiences so far! Jim is very personable and welcoming and his dogs can do amazing things, if you get the chance to check them out you should!

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Additional Information about Joyce Country Sheepdogs

Address: Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 94 95 48853
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Shanafaraghaun

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