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Rathbaun Farm

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Rathbaun farm

Love this family. Such kind and funny people. My favorite part was bottle feeding the baby sheep... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
One of the best visits of our trip

What an amazing stop this is. Our entire tour group loved this farm. Very informational form of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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**Visits by Appointment Only** Tour an Irish Sheep Farm in the Heart of Co. Galway!! Established as one of Ireland's premier farm experiences, Rathbaun Farm in Ardrahan, Co. Galway welcomes visitors with a "warm Irish welcome" and a wonderful...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this family. Such kind and funny people. My favorite part was bottle feeding the baby sheep.. This was a highlight of my day.. Also when we were feeding them hay hearing them call out every time we walked away. This farm is well kept...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing stop this is. Our entire tour group loved this farm. Very informational form of eco-tourism. We learned all about sheep and lambing and the economics of farming in Ireland. The owner is knowledgeable and speaks well. And then the scones and coffee!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank MarkWing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother visited Ireland about a year or so ago and raved about watching a sheepdog demonstration. She showed me her video and I was so impressed by it I knew I had to see for myself. I had really really wanted to go to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank edaschen
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Francis was more than accommodating when we showed up without booking a tour. She squeezed us into a small tour before a giant group got there. At no point did we feel rushed, even though we inconvenienced them greatly. The tour was filled with love...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Sam S
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We phoned ahead to book and were told to join a tour at 3.15. Despite arriving ten minutes early, we missed the first part of the talk which was frustrating. The staff were very friendly and informative. Feeding the lambs was lovely and our daughter...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank ajn2019
Reviewed April 9, 2019

What an absolute blast!! We learned to make scones, got to see the dog herding sheep, and enjoyed some warm home made soup. They were so accommodating and warm - great experience!!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank celticchroi
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

The lady who served the scones was a bit crisp and terse with everyone. I suppose she was having a bad day. The highlight was seeing the sheep and the gorgeous dog herding them!

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank doxymum
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We visited Rathbaun Farm as part of a Globus tour. Frankly, this was a highlight of a wonderful tour. Making the scones was fun and gave us a chance to meet other members of the tour since this was the first full day together. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TomHustad
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

The sheep at Rathbaun do not even realize they are celebrities. Everyone is flocking to see them in their natural environment just bring sheep.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LollysLook
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

It all started with our tour guide calling in on her cell phone “ we are 15 min away”... the signal to bake the scones to welcome us with freshly baked scones, coffee / tea , fresh cream and Jam ..... and this was only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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