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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 95 48853
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to Joe Joyce's farm in Connemara - about a 20 minute drive from Leenane. His house is situated on a hill facing a lake which is bordered by a steep mountain, dotted with sheep - his sheep! Such are his skills that he crosses the lake in a boat, deposits his dogs on the side... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Joe Joyce's house to see his sheepdogs and sheep. This time we took some other family members with us (all adults) as they wanted to see what we were so enthusiastic about! As before, Joe was engaging and amusing. Despite the dreadful weather (a huge storm blew up while we were there), we saw... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I stopped by Joe's place by chance and it was the highlight of our trip! It was amazing! Joe told us all about the dogs, how he trains them, and the sheep. We learned so much and the demonstration was really impressive! I would highly recommend it! There were also puppies running around, which is always a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

So intimate. There was only eight for his 10am demonstration, and his kids all played with ours. He has a litter of pups at the moment, so that made for an hour and a half of cuddles. His working dogs were fab, bounding up and down his mountain (he calls it a hill), and staring or nipping the sheep around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a great experience! I visited with my brother and his wife whilst on holiday. For the first half an hour or so we were the only people there, the owner, Joe, was extremely friendly and welcoming, you could tell that he enjoys what he does. We had a fantastic demonstration of the sheep dogs abilities (very impressive), a demonstration... More

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The man (joe), the many dogs, and the beauty of Lough Na Fooey make this a visit to remember. Joe is a real natural and you could listen to him forever. He has a very special relationship with the dogs and they are so happy to demonstrate their skills. Thanks for a great visit and sorry for delaying the painting... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Joe Joyce is a passionate man ... which is evidenced by his stellar personality and love for all things sheepdog. He accommodated me early on a Saturday morning, and showed me his wonderfully-trained sheepdogs (Jill and Roy), and his pups (Blackjack and gang). The sheepfarm is on a beautiful lake, and while a bit remote, it was well worth the... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

High point for my 20 month old daughter was the collie puppies. Joe, the owner, has a nice down to earth charisma which makes this an enjoyable hour in a beautiful setting. We would like to go back so we hope he evolves ' the show' a bit.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Joe Joyce puts on a really fabulous sheep dog demonstration. He is genuinely friendly and funny and his young daughter was equally entertaining. This demonstration is both a lot of fun for kids while being interesting for adults. Little wonder that Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson hung out with Joe. This was one of the true highlights of our holiday.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

On our recent holiday to Galway, my husband was really keen to go see Joe Joyce and his sheepdogs but I wasn't so sure at first but I have to say it was quite an experience. Firstly Joe is a really down to earth, personable and very welcoming man who immediately greeted us like old friends. He introduced everyone to... More

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