Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Shanafaraghaun

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Shanafaraghaun attractions like Joyce Country Sheepdogs can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Great experience in stunning setting. It was a totally relaxed environment and a joy to just be at the farm in that place with my daughter. She and I both loved it. 
    Great experience in stunning setting. It was a totally relaxed environment and a joy to just be at the farm in that place with my daughter. She and I both loved it.  more »
  • What a fun and interesting experience! We got an introductions to all the dogs, learned the different command whistles and got to see a demonstration of Spot herding the sheep. Afterwards we got to....  more
    What a fun and interesting experience! We got an introductions to all the dogs, learned the different command whistles and got to see a demonstration of Spot herding the sheep. Afterwards we got to....  more »
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  • What a gorgeous activity to do, especially on a lovely dry, sunny day. Joe was friendly and informative. His dogs, lambs and goats were so cute. The view from Joe's home is worth the trip! 😍 A stunning part of Ireland. Peaceful and unspoilt beauty all around. My kids and the adults really enjoyed the experience. Would highly recommend.
  • Our visit to Joyce country Sheepdogs was a memorable experience and a highlight for all ages on our trip to Ireland. Joe was friendly, full of fascinating facts about Ireland and the history of the area and sheep farming and culture. His dogs were remarkable at the shepherding demonstration, while Joe explained every nuance and behavior. The children in our group - one, four and seven years old, were entertained by the shepherding action, and interacting with the animals. This trip was a real gem. We called in advance to let Joe know we were heading to him on a rainy day.

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