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Killary Sheep Farm

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contains some of Ireland's most awe-inspiring and dramatic scenery including Killary Fjord. Sheepdog Demonstrations with highly skilled working dogs, feeding the lambs with bottles, Sheep shearing using the hand shears, turf cutting using the...more
| Bunowen, Leenane, Ireland
+353 87 298 8051
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

My girlfriend and I booked a time last minute and Tom was super friendly and accommodating. We were the only two booked for that time slot so it was super relaxed and personal. He gave a demonstration of his dog herding sheep on the countryside,...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here hoping to get a sheep demonstration and we got that and more. Tom, the owner, was such a wonderful person...just a true salt of the earth kind of guy. First, he did the sheep herding demo with his border collie, Silvie. That...More

Thank Anna732017
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We recently visited Killary Sheep Farm and were given the best demo by Tom! Tom expertly communicated to his dog by use of a serious of voice and whistle commands, and provided an excellent demo of the sheep dog moving his flock of sheep, this...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Amazing place! Tom the owner is so nice, friendly, warm, helpful, and passionate. His dogs are well trained and really work hard. Sylvie whom we watched really drove the sheep all around and could hear Tom's commands a long distance. A must see. A local...More

Thank Chuckie35
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The highlight here is watching one of the sheep dogs work the flock with only verbal signals. The dogs are unique to Ireland. Tom, the owner, is 4th generation and is keeping the place running with tourism. He also offers a short hike to a...More

Thank rcooper_12
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Our group of 5 friends visited Killary Sheep Farm last week and we were all amazed by the level of skill demonstrated by dog and owner! Tom gave a nice tour of the immediate farm area and a brief explanation of his larger operation. After...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Tom is such a nice person! The experience, how he works with his dog was really incredible! If you visit this region, don’t miss to visit Tom and his farm :)

Thank Jonas H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Loved the Seaweed bath! My husband and I also got massages and a facial. All were enjoyable but the massage was expert! There was only one attendant so I was waiting I was able to go have a glass of wine at the bar. Which...More

Thank laura13159
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Killary Sheep Farm is absolutely a MUST-SEE! It was not on our original itinerary, but thanks to our trusty guide Maurice Kelly, who suggested it, we had an experience that was absolutely wonderful!! From seeing puppies being born (good timing there!), to watching Jess and...More

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We visited this sheep farm on a small group tour. This was one of the highlights of our trip. It is an authentic sheep farm, and Tom and PJ work so closely with both their dogs and their sheep. They were open to any questions...More

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5 March 2017|
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Response from Roisin C | Property representative |
hi Paulette, My farm opens to the public on April 1st, however i will open for you to visit, just let me know the date and time you would like to visit. visit my website and my email is there it might be easier to... More
Steven G
11 May 2016|
Response from Roisin C | Property representative |
Hi i do demonstrations at 11am , 1pm and 3pm tuesday to sunday. Let me know the date you want to visit and i will let you know the best time to visit thanks Tom