Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Located on the famous Slea Head Road. Visitors can view a local sheep-farmer skillfully working his sheepdogs in gathering and controlling sheep movement. This skill has been handed down from generation to generation as sheep have been kept here on Mount Eagle for hundreds of years. This is the only location in West Kerry offering such an attraction.
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  • Carl R
    Cleveland, Ohio15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ireland Vacation
    Great demonstration. We were greeted by all of the farm animals as we arrived - goats, horses, donkeys, sheep and of course the sheep dog Captain. The famine cottages were a visual reminder of hard times that these people endured. My family loved the visit - despite the wind and rain.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Carl R
    Independence, Ohio10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dingle sheep dogs
    Great time. The animals greeted us as we entered - probably wanted the feed that my daughters were carrying. Captain the sheep dog also greeted us - little did we know that he would be the star of the show. The famine cabins were a stark reminder of hardship - especially in a cold and windy day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Kerrie O
    Ambarvale, Australia130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit on the Slea Head drive
    Had a great visit today, loved the donkeys and the amazing views from the famine hut. Of course the highlight was the beautiful sheepdogs and their entertaining owner. The kids absolutely loved it and didn't want to stop patting the dogs. You do need to book for the sheepdog demonstration.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 September 2023
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Kerrie O
Ambarvale, Australia130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Had a great visit today, loved the donkeys and the amazing views from the famine hut. Of course the highlight was the beautiful sheepdogs and their entertaining owner. The kids absolutely loved it and didn't want to stop patting the dogs. You do need to book for the sheepdog demonstration.
Written 19 September 2023
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Carl R
Independence, OH10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great time. The animals greeted us as we entered - probably wanted the feed that my daughters were carrying. Captain the sheep dog also greeted us - little did we know that he would be the star of the show.

The famine cabins were a stark reminder of hardship - especially in a cold and windy day.
Written 25 July 2023
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Carl R
Cleveland, OH15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Great demonstration. We were greeted by all of the farm animals as we arrived - goats, horses, donkeys, sheep and of course the sheep dog Captain.

The famine cottages were a visual reminder of hard times that these people endured.

My family loved the visit - despite the wind and rain.
Written 24 July 2023
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Gail M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Great demonstration by Captain and his Master! Little class in Irish also as the dog only understands Irish. Also got to see an actual archeological dig in process on the farm.
Written 27 May 2023
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Declan O Callaghan,Angel Chauffeur Drive
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Our demonstration by Gabriel the sheep farmer was excellent. You have to look at the Famine cottages that are on his farm too. They are amazing and show you how difficult it must have been to raise a family here in 1845
Written 11 May 2023
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valndon
Slidell, LA75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Wonderful place! Great demonstration by Mr. Kavanaugh and Captain. This would be a great family stop on the WAW. Make sure you book via telephone.to ensure a spot.
Written 24 April 2023
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Leslie G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The dogs were great and the owner was wonderful at explaining how he trains them. The dogs were excited to see everyone and were full of energy. Definitely stop if you’re traveling the Dingle Peninsula!
Written 1 September 2022
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Rita G
Brenham, TX214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Our tour company chose this event for us and they did not disappoint. The countryside shows how harsh the area is to live but beautiful at the same time. The demonstration was fun to see the two dogs work the sheep, one in English and the other in Irish commands. Worth the stop to walk up to the cottages as well. Well done.
Written 4 May 2022
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Wendy P
Wheaton, IL60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Our tour company, A Rural Experience made sure we added this to our itinerary. We were greeted by Joe Joyce, the proprietor, sheep herder and dog trainer. Spent about an hour learning about how the dogs are trained, then saw a demonstration. Truly fascinating. Added another layer to learning about life on the West coast of Ireland. Highly recommend adding this to any trip you're planning.
Written 1 November 2021
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LondonDweller2010
Greater London, UK189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Gabriel had one sheep demonstration booked this week in the off-season for a tour bus group and we were able to join. We sent an email beforehand through his site to check what time and to confirm. He responded quickly.
My mother uses a wheelchair and Gabriel advised us how to drive up his back roads to the famine cottages. She was able to tour the cottages but there was still another incline to the watch the sheepdogs, so she opted to not join us there.
Gabriel put on a great show and we loved seeing Sailor and Captain, two of his dogs, work with the sheep!
Written 23 October 2019
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