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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 95 48853
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Sudbury, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When I read all the 5 star ratings I thought this could not be that good. I was mistaken. If I could have given Joe and his dogs a higher rating I would. We were staying in Cong, 25 minutes away. The drive up was beautiful. Don't bother to stop though since the real beauty is at attraction. Today he... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were on vacation from Atlanta, Georgia on a beautiful day in Connemara. The drive off the main road into the hill country on the way to Joyce County Sheepdogs gave me a hint that something inspiring was about to unfold. True to my anticipation, the beauty of the countryside folded into a perfect fit with Joe Joyce and his... More

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Rocklin, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Joe Joyce raises and trains some amazing sheepdogs and his demonstration is simply enthralling. As others have mentioned, he has scheduled times where he selects one dog (we watched Roy in action, and the others were clamoring none-too-quietly when they were not selected!) to round up a group of 12-16 sheep. Joe then demonstrates using his whistle, mixed with some... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our time with Joe and his dogs and sheep was one of the unique experiences that we'll never forget about our trip to Ireland. The location is a little remote, but breathtakingly beautiful. Joe is a true gentleman, and treated us like old friends. The demonstration with the dogs, feeding the sheep, looking at Joe's photos and hearing his stories,... More

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