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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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Such a Fun Time!

We were hoping to fit a visit in on our way up to Westport and that we did! Just riding up through the beauty of Connemara was amazing. We thought we were lost and were about to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to fit a visit in on our way up to Westport and that we did! Just riding up through the beauty of Connemara was amazing. We thought we were lost and were about to give up, but as we drove a bit farther to turn around we saw the sign and made it 5 minutes before the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These dogs are beyond any trained dog you have ever seen.They are so productive in herding these large sheep

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Thank Jeffrey B
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing what he can do with the dogs, check this out when in Connemara, the only thing he can't do is make the dog talk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the history, architecture and beautiful landscape, but the sheepdogs are a must see. It was really cool to see how he trains the dogs to follow the commands of his very quiet voice or the tones of his whistle. These dogs are amazing. And they have cute little puppies!

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Thank Scott B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so amazing!! The view of the surrounding area is so beautiful. But the best part is definitely the dogs! They are so healthy and happy! The demonstration takes you back in time, and it's so amazing watching a dog do what it was breed to do. You won't regret stopping at this amazing place!

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Thank cararafanelli
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Joyce Country Sheepdogs in the beautiful Connemara Mountains and it was a wonderful experience. Joe is so professional and a charming raconteur. The children were over the moon with the puppies. We loved it!

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Thank Eileen W
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016 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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Thank VeraduBuf
Malvern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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