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Kells Sheep Centre

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Address: Kells, Ireland
Phone Number: +35387 260 4566
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Shepherd of the Ring (Not Necessarily a Lord Here)

This trip is my twelfth trip to Ireland. I've done a lot and seen and heard a lot but this day on the Ring of Kerry was one that goes into the delightful category. I tend to want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This trip is my twelfth trip to Ireland. I've done a lot and seen and heard a lot but this day on the Ring of Kerry was one that goes into the delightful category. I tend to want to stay away from the touristy experiences so when Tony our CIE driver and guide suggested we stop for this experience, I... More 

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brendan Ferris is a master sheep and people herder- given the crowds who come to see him, he has to be. A slight wait for the previous group to finish up allowed us time to observe a variety of sheep up close just doing their own thing. The different varieties and colorations were interesting. The dogs assisting Brendan were energetic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one ofmthenhighlights from the ring of kerry tour. I was cynical to start with and am very glad we took this intermission from the tour. Mine host Brendan Ferris is a very knowledgeable shepherd and knows how to work his dogs. Worth a visit...

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Naples, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is certainly worth the time to stop and be educated about 14 different species of sheep, some used for wool, others meat and another just to make his presence known. . Then a fascinating demonstration of how the border collie dogs control the sheep in moving and separating them as requested by the master. The dogs really WANT to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a stop on a day tour of the Ring of Kerry. It did not seem something I would enjoy, but I was wrong! Mr Farris showed off the remarkable skills of the sheep herding dogs to take the sheep up the mountain and bring them back. Clearly the dogs stole the show--one of them was bursting with energy... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Mr. Brendan Ferris is a remarkable showman, and he loves his art of shepherding, and the intelligent working dogs that make his job possible. This is well worth your time to learn about variety of sheep, and see how the trained sheepdogs maneuver them at their master's subtle command.

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Victoria, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was a quick stop while we toured the Ring of Kerry. It wasn't terribly expensive and was a great way to learn about Ireland's sheep and how they're raised. Definitely worth the stop!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Our tour the fantastic CIE Tour Co , stopped at The Kells Sheep Centre as part of the tour it was great , I did not know what to expect but it was very good and interesting the way the animals responded to the calls , I recommend it to all.

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Thank Jay H
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The sheep dog demonstration as well as the question and answer period afterwards was very enjoyable. I never realized how much training goes into such a task. The dogs were fantastic, and they really looked as if they enjoyed it, it wasn't just a job. It was if they were saying "Is it my turn yet??!!, can I go now??!!"... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My tour guide from Shamrock Vacations took our group here, and it was so wonderful! We got to learn all about the different kinds of sheep, and the sheep modeled themselves in front of us like runway models! Then we got to see the dogs in action, herding the sheep around the field! It was a wonderful show (only $5... More 

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