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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Killary Sheep Farm by using our Leenane trip site.
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  • Tom was amazing! We had a lovely time at his farm watching the sheep herding. Truly an experience not to be missed! 
    Tom was amazing! We had a lovely time at his farm watching the sheep herding. Truly an experience not to be missed!  more »
  • My daughter and I stopped in for a bit of an impromptu demo - it was unforgettable, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The animals are as impressive as the scenery they work in. Both are stunning... 
    My daughter and I stopped in for a bit of an impromptu demo - it was unforgettable, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The animals are as impressive as the scenery they work in. Both are stunning...  more »
  • Such a fun experience. JP makes you feel warm and welcome to his farm. This is a no brainer if you are in the Connemara area. His dog Rex is the best! We even got to see and hold his brother and.....  more
    Such a fun experience. JP makes you feel warm and welcome to his farm. This is a no brainer if you are in the Connemara area. His dog Rex is the best! We even got to see and hold his brother and.....  more »
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  • This was actually really fun. You watch the sheep dog round up the sheep over a beautiful meadow overlooking the water. Then there is a fun shearing demonstration in which you get to participate. On top of all that you feed the little lambs milk out of bottles. Wonderful fun.
  • A truly incredible experience! Our recent visit included: a sheepdog demonstration (featuring Holly the border collie) which was amazing and very cool to watch, and petting and bottle feeding baby lambs!! Tom (who runs the farm and is your tour guide) is a very nice, down to earth person who talked with us for as long as we liked about the farm, how he trains his dogs, and his experiences. We visited in early March, but if you want to bottle feed the lambs he said the best times are from mid-March to the end of April. There other activities that are also only available in the Summer due to the weather. Despite some rainy and cold weather, we all had a great time and the tour proved to be a highlight of our trip!! If you are visiting Ireland then this tour should be a requirement on your agenda.
  • We had never visited a sheep farm before so my wife and I attended a morning session at Killary Sheep Farm. As the road doesn't support large buses there were no large tour groups which allows the group tour to be smaller and much easier to hear our guide as well as ask questions. The guide was outstanding and it was great to see how he and the sheep herding dog worked as a team. Highly recommend.
  • Fantastic experience which included watching the dogs round up the sheep, shearing and the toddlers/kids loved feeding the lambs with milk. Highly recommended not just for kids but adults too, quite educational and interesting. Also unbelievable scenery. Will definetly return when back in Mayo.
  • What an awesome experience!! The owner was able to show off his dog's sheep herding skills. For someone who is not a farmer it was a sight to behold. Very fun event to check out! Also the views are amazing!!

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