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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

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| Finny, Clonbur, Co. Galway, Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 8853
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Fantastic and so adorable

A beautifull location with a stunning view. Joe told us a lot about the work he does. The first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick K
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Fantastic time with Joe and his sheepdogs

We could not have been happier with our outing to Joyce Country Sheepdogs. We were able to watch... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
kejolley
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 14:00, 15:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Finny, Clonbur, Co. Galway, Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
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+353 94 954 8853
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifull location with a stunning view. Joe told us a lot about the work he does. The first thing he did was opening the cage of the puppies. All his dogs were amazing en very welltrained. The demonstration was very cool and he really...More

Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We could not have been happier with our outing to Joyce Country Sheepdogs. We were able to watch the sheepdogs herd sheep from the hillside, see the sheepdog puppies and the new lambs. Joe was warm and an excellent host and teacher. We loved it....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It can be difficult to choose what to do and see in Ireland. We only had two full days in the “countryside” and we chose Joyce Country Sheepdogs as one of our destinations. I can only echo what others have said. This is a most...More

1  Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Highlight of our trip around Ireland. Got to learn lots about sheep herding and the dogs from Joe on his beautiful farm. Also got to play with the puppies and hold a baby lamb! All in all an amazing visit.

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We saw and petted puppies, need I say more? Very friendly owner, fun demonstration and very cool dogs and sheep. Fun visit!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this a lot. Joe was very friendly and provided insightful information, not only about the sheepdogs and sheep farming but also about running a business like his. The demonstration was fun and getting to meet his 5-week old puppies was just the proverbial...More

Thank Jiri B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Fun experience to have. Farmer Joe was a lot of fun. The dogs were so well trained it was amazing to see them herd the sheep. We were lucky that there were puppies when we visited and we all got to hold them.

Thank TEAH112
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Joe Joyce is the perfect host - starting with puppies we could pick up and dream of owning, then an amazing demonstration of the partnership between himself and one of his dogs and a flock of more or less willing sheep, up, down and around...More

Thank Vivian L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The drive to Joe's place is more than worth it! His warmth towards people and his animals shines through and his humor makes it such a fun visit. It's fascinating to learn about and watch the dogs herding the sheep as well as well learn...More

Thank slzerda
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We drove by some other sheepdog attractions later in our trip and were so, so glad we went to Joyce Country Sheepdogs. This is the real thing. It was great to see the dogs work. Joe brought out puppies and showed us how well trained...More

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Emily P
1 May 2018|
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Response from Janice P | Reviewed this property |
Just send Joe a message from his FB page. I also think there is an email on his website. You can let him know when you're planning to visit.
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casicielo
23 August 2016|
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Response from Piotr S | Reviewed this property |
It's about 3,5 hours of driving if you have a car. No public transport to Joyce County.
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Bev N
30 June 2016|
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Response from Piotr S | Reviewed this property |
20 miles maybe
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