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West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstrations

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Tripped_Up_Vermont
Vermont39 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We chose this sheep farm visit to celebrate my 60th birthday, since I have very fond memories of the small flock we used to own. Turns out our visit to Bridget’s farm was one of the highlights of our time in Ireland! We arrived early and were encouraged to walk around and meet all of the animals. We then got to see a fantastic demonstration of sheepdog herding, along with a detailed explanation.

Bridget was so friendly and welcoming. We were able to bottle feed some of the lambs and she told us many stories of growing up in West Kerry and what it’s like to manage a sheep farm in Ireland in current times. My husband even had a chance to try his hand at hurling, playing with Bridget’s partner Seamus. It was a great way to engage with “Irish locals.” We learned a lot!

I highly recommend a visit to her farm. If I am ever back this way, it will be a priority to visit here again. In the meantime, I wish them lots of Irish good luck!
Written 21 October 2022
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Caroline J
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Sep 2022 • Family
Visiting the West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstration was definitely one of my favorite things my family did on our tour of Ireland. We had truly been looking forward to it for months, and I have to say, it completely lived up to our expectations! Bridget and Seamus were so welcoming, and they gave us an awesome glimpse into all things herding sheep and the ins-and-outs of sheep dog competitions. If you’re looking for a unique, non-touristy excursion on your trip to Ireland (and you want to bottle feed a baby lamb!!), you’ve got to head over to West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstration🐑🐏
Written 3 October 2022
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bcaha
ny1,268 contributions
Sep 2022
Thanks so much Bridget for a fascinating morning! I arranged our visit via email with Bridget and everything was fantastic! So interesting!!! Highly recommend a visit here.
Written 28 September 2022
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Patricia C
Nantucket, MA7 contributions
Sep 2022
What a spectacular experience this was! Learning the ins and outs of sheep farming and all that goes with it was a great addition to our Ireland experience. Bridget and Seamus are so wonderful and welcoming. The demonstration of how the sheep dogs work is fascinating and extremely informative. There was not a single soul in our 15 person group that did not rate this at the top of the list. Not to missed!
Written 24 September 2022
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Karin S
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Sep 2022 • Couples
Very warm welcome, great demonstration and very detailed information about working with the dogs and sheep. Very nice owners of the farm. Feeding the lambs was a very nice experience. Highly recommended overall.
Written 16 September 2022
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BBBfromJersey
New Brunswick, NJ2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful experience! Bridget and Shamus and family provided the dozen people on our small group tour a wonderful afternoon including a sheepdog demonstration and allowing us to bottle feed as well as hold the sheep. The explanation of the work that it takes to train the sheepdogs as well as to manage the herd and the farm was eye-opening. I would highly recommend spending an afternoon at the West Kerry sheepdog demonstration
Written 26 August 2022
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Alison S
Oshawa, Canada1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Such fun! Very welcoming owners give a great demonstration of how their border collies herd sheep. Bonus: feeding baby lambs, the views, and the history of the beautiful farm and area.
Written 18 August 2022
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Jennifer T
Salt Lake City2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
So friendly kind and informative! Truly enjoyable experience. We fed lambs, watched lovable working dogs, and witnessed traditional Irish customs. Highly recommended.
Written 5 August 2022
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Rayna
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May 2022
My husband and I went in May 2022 and this was an absolute highlight of our trip! The staff was so friendly and informative and we came back with so much new knowledge, great stories, and of course, adorable photos! The dogs, sheep and mini-donkeys were wonderful.

This is a must see!!
Written 23 July 2022
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TXMichelle12
Phoenix, AZ19 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
What a great stop during our Driftwood Tour. The owners are very hospitable and took time to educate us the sheep dog process. The demonstrations were so impressive. We also got the opportunity to feed the lambs! Definitely worth a visit.
Written 22 July 2022
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