Killary Sheep Farm, Leenane

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Get to know some of the rural traditions of Ireland at Killary Sheep Farm, a site with about 200 ewe and lambs. The owner, known for being friendly and knowledgeable, will greet you upon arrival and provide wet weather gear if needed. You will get to witness a skilled sheepdog demonstration, a sheep shearing demonstration using hand shears, and a turf cutting demonstration using slean. At the end of the tour, top it all off by feeding adorable orphan lambs. Demonstrations are held at set times, so consider checking the schedule before going. Use our Leenane vacation builder to add Killary Sheep Farm and other attractions to your Leenane vacation plans.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Tom is a very sympatic Farmer. We enjoy our stay. There is a beautyfull Place. We would do it again and Come back sometimes.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    From start to finish this was great. We were a big group so go in touch well ahead of our visit to make sure we didn't miss out. Tom was helpful and responded promptly with no fuss. Its well set up, t...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    We went to the farm after taking our tickets on the internet. warm welcome to Tom as the Irish have the secret. moment of complicity with the family where we could participate in the shearing of the sheep. the children were able to bottle feeding the lambs, they keep a great memory. the demonstration of Tom on the gathering of the flock was just great thanks to his talent and his dog Sylvie! to do it without hesitation!
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  • April 22, 2017
    For you the tourist, this is a must visit for you. I have been to many sheep and dog trials but this place leaves them all in the shade. Watch and learn all about the sheep dog at work. Feed the baby lambs, go for a mountain stroll and observe the peat been cut in the old traditional way by hand. So much culture all in one place.
  • March 28, 2017
    One of the highlights of our Ireland trip. Tom was a wonderful host who answered all of our questions (and then some) and the view from his farm is spectacular. My wife and I had a great time.
  • April 21, 2017
    Absolutely loved the experience. Seeing the sheepdogs in action and feeding a baby lamb were one of the highlights of my trip. There aren't many people at a time during the viewing so you get a more personal tour.
  • April 20, 2017
    Friendly Farmer invites us to mingle with his sheep. We fed the babies, watched the dog guide the herd across the mountain and back and much more. A great outing for the family.
  • June 25, 2016
    Went here with family today and we had a great time. Tom the owner is very friendly and kind, gives an amazing demonstration of how to work a sheep dog to hurdle the sheep around the field. There's also an opportunity to feed the little lamb and hold them, kids loved this to bits!

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