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Witness a piece of traditional culture when you visit Joyce Country Sheepdogs, a family-run and working hill sheep farm. Watch border collies expertly herd sheep while following verbal and whistled commands, just like in the movies. The family also sells border collie sheepdogs and puppies. As part of the tour, you'll see sheepdog demonstrations, a talk on hill sheep farming, sheep shearing demonstrations, and maybe get the chance to visit the puppies. Put Joyce Country Sheepdogs on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Shanafaraghaun tourist route planner.
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babsbush69July 30, 2017
We booked this in advance rather than just turn up. It was great it is amazing what the sheepdogs cant do and the different ages of the dogs. The visit lasts about an hour. You can see the sheep getti... more »
Emily LJuly 27, 2017
Whether you're a fan of sheep or dogs or both - this is the place for you! Joe was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He eagerly answered all of our questions and we got to see his incredible do... more »
Mike OJuly 25, 2017
This place, located in a stunningly beautiful spot on Loch Na Fooey, offers a chance to learn about and see sheep dogs in action. Joe Joyce, the proprietor, gives a short casual talk about sheep and s... more »
Philip ReynaersJuly 7, 2017
pleasant and instructive introduction to the training and art of dog corralling sheep, also shearing demonstrations in beautiful connemara setting
Rebecca ZakOctober 19, 2016
I recently traveled around Ireland with my mom and sister (we are in our late 20s) - and we are dog people. We don't care about getting a little muddy if it means a 10 week old puppy is crawling all over you. Joe and his sheepdogs were absolutely one of the best parts of our trip. We arrived about half an hour early and got to see all 10 or so dogs running around together on the mountain side - they are all beautiful short haired border collies and all so friendly and playful - not to mention the two 10 week old puppies. Once the demonstration started it got even better; the dogs are crazy smart and Joe has such a connection with them! Joe is also really funny and makes the whole presentation great. Overall, if you are in Ireland and like dogs - GO HERE! Also - his property overlooks a beautiful mountain/lake landscape, which can't be missed with even the cutest dogs as a distraction.
Stephen smithApril 25, 2017
Total peace and the beautiful scenery and a really nice man
Paul RiordanAugust 14, 2016
The single most amazing experience on our trip to Ireland. The drive to see the dogs is gorgeous and the dogs are even more incredible. You simple must come and Joe and his dogs!
Sebastian MüllerOctober 6, 2016
Fun experience, nice dogs
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