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“After Two Years, the Memories are Still Vivid”
Review of Kissane Sheep Farm

Kissane Sheep Farm
Ranked #51 of 393 things to do in County Kerry
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

2 years ago, on our 3 week "mini -grand tour" of Ireland, we enjoyed many places, north and south, east and west. Countryside, seashores, cliffs and cities. The afternoon we spent at Kissane farm was a glorious sunny day and was the most memorable day we spent in Ireland, for sure. Border collie dogs and sheep scampered all over hills and jumped over stone walls while we watched from above. The herding dogs were amazing as they rounded up and guided the sheep with finesse and speed. We met the family who has run this farm for generations and admired their courage and grit to keep it operating despite challenges with low wool prices and the intense labor they invest. We will remember the little sheep we adopted and named Murphy, cute as a button, with a young mother who had been kept in stable since she gave birth much earlier than most. We laughed and looked with wonder at the beauty, and left with tears in our eyes and grateful hearts. We continue to appreciate the hard work performed by both the family and the animals to entertain us, raise herding dogs, sheep, and supply sheared wool to the markets. We renewed our little Murphy adoption with a modest donation to help support this wonderful operation. We encourage you to visit and/ or adopt a sheep so the farm will still be there for you and maybe your children and theirs, too, someday. We will go back there one day God Willing, and hope it will still be there.

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

I had heard for years about sheep dogs and the job they do but seeing it in person was a once in a lifetime experience, esp. in Ireland! We also got a chance to watch they sheer sheep and they allowed time at the end for petting. Sometimes if they have babies, you can feed them!

Thank Shan143
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Sheep herding demonstration excellent. Certainly worth a stop. Dogs are amazing and engaging. Location and drive up is great. They sell a lanolin creams and soap are lovely. Everyone on our tour enjoyed the dogs and the sheep. Owner happy to answer questions

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We visited Ireland in September/October, 2016 and spent a day in Kerry where we went to the demonstration on what is very much native to Ireland - Sheep Herding. This mountain farm (nearto Killarney National Park) is family owned for well over 200 years. That in itself is something to reflect on for endurance and remaining in one spot over centuries. The dog/sheep show was lots of fun to watch and quite interesting. Really had a lovely time here and would recommend it. The day we went it poured but somehow or other it didn't matter. We still had a great time.

Thank Edward2651
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting spot to stop. The border collies are very good at sheep herding and the farm is located in a gorgeous setting. We also watched the sheep being sheared, which gave us a sense of how much work goes into making wool. If you're not used to farm life, however, you may be put off by how they use a hook to plunge the sheep into the antibacterial dip.

Thank betsygggg
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