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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

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Address: Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 94 95 48853
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Mon - Sat 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An authentic insight into hill sheep farming and rural Irsh life with...

An authentic insight into hill sheep farming and rural Irsh life with working sheepdog demonstrations. Interaction with puppies and sheep shearing demonstration during high season. This is set against some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Rest room facilities available along with picnic tables for guest use. Scheduled demonstration times are 11am, 1pm and 3.30 pm Monday -Saturday, however alternative times are available by prior arrangement.

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This was just a hop skip and a beautiful jump from where we were staying in Cong (Ashfield House), and was incredible! It's hard to describe. Joe was so impressive to see in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was just a hop skip and a beautiful jump from where we were staying in Cong (Ashfield House), and was incredible! It's hard to describe. Joe was so impressive to see in action, as were the dogs. I've never seen anything like it. He's surrounded by mountains and the spot looks down on an enormous lake, with a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fun to do! We learned about he life of this friendly farmer. How he trains his dogs, what he does with his sheep and much much more. Absolutely worth a visit!

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Malvern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pure fun. Who doesn't love a puppy, especially when they are watching mom or dad get trained to follow a sheepherder's commands? The visit was well worth the ride (our GPS wasn't as much help as we would have liked, so you might want to find Finny on a map, though there are signs at strategic intersections). The countryside is... More 

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Thank John S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience that we would want to happen every day if we could. The drive there is incredible, the dogs are a amazing, and there are Puppies!!!!!! (At least during the summer months.) What an amazing experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find this was! Joe was an incredible host... Charming, funny, knowledgeable and passionate about his dogs and sheep. The puppies stole our teenage daughters' hearts - one fell asleep in our daughter's arms for most of the visit! We loved watching Nell and Roy, the veteran dogs, herd the sheep and then were really impressed by 3 1/2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Joyce Country Farm with 15 members of my family last week (August 2nd). If the view in and of itself is stunning - in any weather - and Mr. Joyce puts on an informative and fun demonstration. My son and his young cousins loved the dogs and the puppies and the adults learned a lot about how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, fantastic demonstration, gorgeous scenery and tons of interesting facts only add to the adorable puppy, sheep, and dog experience. We loved the drive in, the whole time at Joe's, and the drive out. It's a miracle we did not leave with a puppy. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe was such a great guy! He showed us how his dogs herds sheep and let us play with his 3 month old puppies. It was amazing when his dog ran up the mountain side and brought all the sheep back with her. The landscape is breathtaking as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have, my husband and I and our three boys (age 6, 7 and 9) visited Joyce on his farm today. First of all I will warn you about the Tripadvisors map and GPS. Don't use it! It's not the right place! We had to drive for 45 more minutes when we found out. Write in the correct address from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me Joyce loves his job and it shows. The dogs are great and the sheep herding activity is fascinating. He also had puppies which entertained my teenagers. The drive either way is quite beautiful. Great price and we wondered over to tea at Ashford castle afterwards.

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