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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 95 48853
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We just returned from our second trip to Ireland. The last time, we never got the chance to see a sheepdog demonstration, and we were determined to see one this time. So I did some research and was pleasantly surprised to find Joyce Country Sheepdogs in the area we were visiting. Being as it was off-season, Joe was so kind... More

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Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Watching those sheepdogs surround and chase their targets was extremely entertaining, and I learned a lot about the herding culture of Connemara!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

It was a lot of fun learning about the sheep dogs. He brought one of the dogs out to heard he sheep back in. It was really cool to see how they listen to the commands. It was also amazing how the dog ran up the hill so fast. You can tell he is really passionate about his dogs. They... More

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I had a great time in this Joyce's sheep farm. It was great experience to see dogs herd sheep. Joe was very friendly and he loves his job. If you are visiting Ireland, you should go this place!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Although his house is located off the beaten path, it is well worth the visit. Joe Joyce runs his own sheep farms and trains his own dogs both for work and competitions. He is a very kind man and knows a lot about the Irish countryside and farming lifestyle.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I loved Joyce's sheep farm!! The dogs were so cute and it was neat to actually see dogs herd sheep. His place was so nice and I really enjoyed every aspect! Joe was so knowledgeable and you could tell he had a passion for sheep dogs.

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Joe's demonstrations with his dogs was incredible. He is an authentic Irish sheepdog trainer and is knowledgable in the Irish economy and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It was amazing watching these trained sheep dogs herding. It's one of those things you can hear about all you want, but you can't have the full experience until you witness it firsthand, and Joe's a great trainer.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Joe was great introducing us to what he does. He gave a great demonstration and is incredibly passionate about what he does. I would highly recommend this as all encompassing information on sheep dogs and the area around.

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Bayport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Joe Joyce was very passionate about sheepherding. I was so glad I was able to see what everyday life is like for someone who not only lives in Ireland but is a sheepherder who has to train his dogs. It seems like a very difficult process and I admire his dedication and friendliness in telling others and answering questions we... More

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