Kells Sheep Centre
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4everyours161
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We loved the sheep dog show. There is a little uphill walk to get to the mini stadium. It rained a bit during the show, but the stadium had an overhang so we wouldn't get wet. Brendan was very passionate and knowledgeable and both the dogs were adorable! We learned a little bit about each breed of sheep and were able to ask questions. Look for the Jacob Sheep with double horns! A must see stop on the Ring of Kerry. Tip: bring binoculars to see a little better and an umbrella or rain coat if you want to stand right next to the fence.
Written April 19, 2020
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CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC6,444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
My husband and I were able to see this wonderful demonstration of sheep herding while travelling with our tour group with Gate 1 Travel as we travelled throughout Ireland.

Today, as part of our "Ring of Kerry" day long adventure, we stopped to see Brendan Ferris and his two trained dogs with a herding demonstration.
This was very exciting to see Brendan command his dogs and their reactions.
Written June 22, 2020
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Sue G
Cincinnati, OH42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We saw the sheep dog demonstration on May 11 when our group tour stopped here. It was wonderful - so entertaining and impressive! I'm so happy we got to experience it. It was raining slightly, but there was a covered area we could stand under. Definitely include a stop here if you are in the area.
Written May 22, 2022
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Sue May
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We were delighted to find that the Kells Sheep Dog demonstrations is still available every day. We had a fabulous demonstration of skills and a fascinating talk about the trials and tribulations of running a farm.
Heartily recommend
Written July 19, 2023
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lalex207
Circleville, OH29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
4 woman on holiday from US. This stop was one of many of the highlights of our 2 week stay in Ireland. We are all dog lovers and one girl in our party even has show dogs in the US (Westminster quality) The demo was brilliant. The dogs were so fun to watch. It was very cheap to get in - it was pretty crowded as well. The gift shop was very congested with all the tour bus companies stopping there. It was a bit chilly and it was very nice that the bartender let us take our hot chocolate and baileys out with us to drink in our own time. Absolutely stop here if you can.
Written June 26, 2013
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soon2Bsunburnt
Fruitvale,BC49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Friends
We almost missed this attraction but luckily our driver insisted we stop. The owner/operator of the sheep farm gave a great talk with live sheep on the types of sheep raised in Ireland. Next he had his 2 border collies demonstrate their prowess. Impressive to say the least. Not too long, about 30-45 minutes and only 5 Euros. Its in the top 5 of the many, many attractions we saw in Ireland and yet the least expensive!
Written September 22, 2011
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OffTheSofa
Monroe10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Take 30 minutes out of your day and watch Brendan Ferris maneuver his dogs and sheep using voice commands and a whistle. You will learn about the different kinds of sheep and be awed by the skill and knowledge of his handling. It's only 5 euros. A must see. I loved it. One of the highlights of my trip to Ireland. A nice retirement for him, and an enjoyable learning experience for us. You'll look at the sheep in the fields in a whole new light.
Written September 20, 2018
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OhioDms
ohio484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
Sheep herder Brendan Ferris is an amazing, talented sheep herder. He and his dogs could move the herd of sheep anywhere on the mountainside with the slightest whistle and gestures. The ease at which he and his dogs moved and controlled the sheep was truly amazing to watch. This became one of my fondest memories of my last trip to Ireland. It had me in awe considering I can hardly get my dog to sit. For the nominal fee, it's a must see!
Written March 20, 2013
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Denise R
Seattle, WA101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We've been here twice and enjoyed it both times. Brendan is a very good caretaker of his dogs and sheep and you learn so much from him. Well worth the price of admission.
Written October 28, 2019
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Darlene W
Prescott, AZ296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I was there this past May, did the Ring of Kerry bus tour and we stopped at Brendan Ferris Sheepdog Demonstration. I was really looking forward to see dogs in action and this was the BEST STOP EVER!!! What a show this man puts on with these amazing dogs. He shares his training of the dogs, different calls and the dogs were the star.

I could have stayed there all day watching those amazing dogs, the sheep and enjoying Brendan's wonderful sense of humor. It is an ABSOLUTE MUST.
Written October 14, 2019
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