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Killary Sheep Farm

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Address: Bunowen, Leenane, Ireland
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+353 87 298 8051
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contains some of Ireland's most awe-inspiring and dramatic scenery...

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 traditional method which visitors can try out this ancient method for themselves, walking trails, Great day out for all the family.

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Wonderful experience

Got home today from a visit to Killary sheep farm. My partner and I both enjoyed this a lot. Tom, the shepherd answered all are questions. It was interesting seeing the dog... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Emelie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got home today from a visit to Killary sheep farm. My partner and I both enjoyed this a lot. Tom, the shepherd answered all are questions. It was interesting seeing the dog herding the sheep and I was impressed by the communication between Tom and is dog was wonderful to see. My favorite part was to cuddle with the lamb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Killary Sheep Farm was a highlight of my time in Ireland. Though the time was brief, about an hour, it was just right; and it was authentic, down-to-earth, and memorable. Tom was thoughtful and genuine, sharing his farming experience while I bottle fed a 1-week old black lamb twin. The dogs were fantastic; Silva worked hard collecting sheep around the... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We drove from our hotel in Renvyle to see the sheep dog demonstration. It was wonderful. I grew up with Border Collies and I was amazed by this demonstration! Tom and his dog Roy were a joy to watch. Roy herded the sheep far into the pasture and through several gates per Tom's almost whispered instructions. Amazing! The farm itself... More 

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Cortland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My friends and I visited Tom and Roy (the dog) at the farm last week. How interesting, fun and enjoyable! The view was beautiful and we learned how skilled these dogs can be. The management of a sheep farm is no small task and gave us a new appreciation of the sheep farming owners. Thanks Tom!!

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Thank Kathy P
South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Absolutely worth the time and diversion. I think we got a true insight into rural life (both past and present) in Ireland, along with an excellent demonstration by a working Border Collie. Tom, the farmer, was happy to answer a multitude of questions and we also saw how peat was dug. Go.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

So worth it as combine with it with all else happening in the area. this place has so much to offer! Enjoy you trip!

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As so many others have pointed out, this experience is like no other. Amidst the stunning Killary Fjord is Tom's working Irish farm. Tom himself is true and real, with the determination of a man who knows hard work while also being very pleasant and welcoming. His dogs have their own strong personalities as well. All three events we witnessed... More 

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Thank Ed P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went to the farm as a family and got to see a young sheep herding dog in training round up an entire herd and bring them to a small corral. Tom, the farmer,sheared one of the sheep and let the children in the group help as he very gently guided their hands. We got to feed the orphaned lambs... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Tom's farm is set in a beautiful setting, with great views over the lake and hills. It was lightly raining when we arrived, and Tom provided all the needed rain gear before we headed out for the demonstration. It lasted about an hour and Tom showed us how his dog reins in the sheep, and then showed us how he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This was the sheepdog demonstration I had read about in here and wasn't sure I'd get to see, boy am I happy that the timing worked out and we happened to be in the area. The farm is at the end of a long and narrow farm road, but just keep going you'll find it. He had the dog round... More 

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