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West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstrations

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NMPatricia
Santa Fe, New Mexico9 contributions
Not to be missed.
Sep 2021
This is an opportunity to not be missed. An intimate experience of an incredible demonstration by the sheep dog. We were able to feed baby lambs. Seamus and Bridget were warm and welcoming. And given that I am involved in "wool", Bridget suffered wonderfully my million questions.
Written 20 September 2021
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Kathy F
Murfreesboro, TN405 contributions
Fun and informative time with the herding dogs and sheep.
Sep 2021
We did this fun and unique activity this afternoon. It was a little hard to know exactly where they were and in fact we passed them at first because they hadn’t put their sign out for the day yet. Go to their website and use the Google feature to track where you are and exactly where they are. Bridget was our host and she shared so much information about the dogs (background, training them, breeding and competitions they’ve done), the sheep ( where they live and wander, how and when to bring them in from the hills), and even what life was and is like in the Irish countryside. We watched 2 different dogs perform herding of some sheep, got to bottle feed some lambs, played with a couple of puppies, and then spend some time in the old cottage learning from Bridget about life on the farm, and Seamus even provided some entertainment. Total time was about an hour. This was great for adults and I’m sure kids would love it too.
Written 1 September 2021
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Jennifer C
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Visit Seamus and Bridget!
Aug 2021 • Family
We LOVED our visit to Seamus and Bridget’s farm! They were so friendly and willing to share details about their lives. The sheep dog demonstration was incredible, surpassed only by the opportunity to feed lambs from baby bottles (!) and time to play with the puppies. Seamus showed us how to play the bowhead, and Bridget had beautiful felted wool art for sale. If you want to meet warm, down-to-earth people who truly love and appreciate their animals, this is the place for you!
Written 14 August 2021
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Gary C
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Brilliant
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family spend a week in clare and kerry, and of all the experience this was our favourite. Unbelievable experience to see dogs at work in their favourite environment, helping bring in sheep. Both Sean and Jes were so friendly and knowledgeable and not afraid to share it. We would highly recommend this
Written 31 July 2021
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Schlubs
County Donegal, Ireland127 contributions
Amazing trip and an absolute gem outside Tralee!
Oct 2019 • Family
Visited Seamus and Bridget last week with my fiancee and young daughter and we were so impressed with the sheep dog trials. The dogs were great to watch and we fed baby lambs, had pictures taken with miniature donkeys and took a nice stroll on the beach. They had interesting stories and Seamus played the bodhran to finish up the trip.

Highly recommended!!!!
Written 19 February 2020
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Katieclooney
Chicago, IL266 contributions
Great experience!
Oct 2019
I visited the farm while on a tour and this was one of the highlights we done. Bridget and Seamus were gracious hosts. We fed the lambs, were introduced to the new pup on the farm as well as the veterans. We then were treated to demonstration of the sheep herding and how they go about training and taking care of the sheep.
If you have a chance to do this activity definitely make the time!
Written 18 January 2020
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Nancy P
Rogers, AR3 contributions
Wonderful!
Sep 2019
We loved Bridget and Sheamus! Their dogs are amazing! A sheep dog demonstration was high on our list and they went above our expectations. Great demo, real gypsy wagon, lambs, bodhran playing and the story of St. Bridget and more... One of the best memories of our trip!
Written 30 October 2019
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Ann Smith
Chevy Chase, MD23 contributions
Best fun of the whole wonderful trip!!!
Oct 2019 • Friends
We went on a Vagabond tour and stopped for a demonstration with Seamus and Brigid. What an amazing experience!!! The dogs were incredibly talented (Jess won the National Sheepdog competition last year!) It was a working sheep farm, so we were able to hear how the dogs help them herd their sheep off the mountains across the street. We were able to bottle feed the lambs and play with their adorable puppy. Seamus played music and even had a wooden puppet!

The farm has been in Brigid’s family for generations, so you can see how they lived in the past. From the peat fire to the adorable farmhouse, they share what life is/was like living on a sheep farm.

These are wonderful, authentic people who clearly passionate about what they do and are willing to share. Definitely go for a visit! You will not be disappointed!
Written 26 October 2019
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Thanks Ann for your lovely review we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our farm. I hope you had a lovely holiday in Ireland. Thanks again and all the best from Bridget and Seamus
Written 28 October 2019
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Dana O
Verona, KY57 contributions
So much fun!
Sep 2019
Had such a lovely time watching and learning about how sheep dogs work with the sheep. Learned so much and fell in love with the dogs. A highlight of the Vagabond tour.
Written 22 October 2019
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Thank you for your lovely review I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to our farm. Hope you had a lovely holiday in Ireland. Thanks again all the best from Bridget and Seamus
Written 23 October 2019
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Deb K
4 contributions
Great demo of farm life
Oct 2019 • Friends
Wonderfully honest demonstration of a shepherd's life with their dogs,
sheep, and donkeys in county Kerry. Best part of the day to interact with Seamus and Bridget describing the family history of the farm and their way of life. It's clear they love what they do. Definitely worth a visit and guaranteed to put a 😃 on your face!
Written 14 October 2019
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Thank you Deb k for taking the time to send your lovely review it is very much appreciated. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to our farm and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Co. Kerry. Thanks again from all at westkerrysheepdogdemonstration.
Written 15 October 2019
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