Killary Sheep Farm, Leenane

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#1 of 10 in Outdoors in Province of Connacht
Farm Tourist Spot
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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  • My husband and I thought this might be a neat stop to see how and Irish sheep farm works. But we ended up feeling like this was the highlight of our day. I sort of had two thoughts about it, that it m...  more »
  • We were a group of 9, and this was one of the highlights of our trip. Tom, the owner, had one of his dogs round up a flock of sheep and move them around while he gave her commands. He also demonstrate...  more »
  • We highly recommend Killarney Sheep Farm. Tom is a wonderful host and his location is breathtakingly beautiful. Tom takes the time to explain the ins and outs of raising sheep, and the sheep herding d...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!