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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

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Address: Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 94 95 48853
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A great deal, and really entertaining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Joe is an awesome host and his dogs are amazing to watch! Of course loved getting to hold puppies and lambs!

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Tacoma
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were staying at Ashford Castle and upon checkin were provided activity options. Because it was different and the price was reasonable - $8 Euro per person - we booked the Joyce County Sheepdog demonstration. It was a beautiful 30 minute drive to the farm and we were the only two people attending the tour. Joe showed us the Border... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our week long visit to Ireland was rainy, windy and cold--so what to do? We went to the sheep farm and everyone in our group, teens and adults loved the experience. We were the only visitors to the farm and we all enjoyed meeting Joe and his three children, the dogs and the sheep. What a personalized and fun way... More 

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

With the breathtakingly beautiful Joyce country as a backdrop Belle and Roy and of course Joe demonstrated the seemingly impossible task of making sheep do the complete opposite to what they want. Joe is a fount of knowledge and eager to share. He also has numerous entertaining anecdotes, including some about famous visitors. The dogs are lovely and the puppies... More 

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colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited in 2011 and came back in 2015 because this is one of the very BEST things to do in this area! Joe is an amazing man who loves his dogs and his sheep. It was such fun again!

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Stratford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

This was a solid highlight of our vacation. From the incredible drive from Roundstone, soaking in the incredible scenery to getting to meet Joe and his dogs. It is something to see. Joe was so friendly and dogs were fascinating to watch. I would especially recommend it to anyone with kids. Thanks Joe!

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had read about Joyce Country Sheepdogs on TripAdvisor and really wanted to visit based on the reviews. However, we were staying in Adare and didn't know whether we should make the 2.5 hour drive to get there. So glad we did! It turned out to be our favorite day of a week long trip to Ireland. It is just... More 

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