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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

#1 of 1 things to do in Shanafaraghaun Features Animals
Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 8853
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Wonderful experience

A must go even you're in the area. We arrived a little early, but that was nog problem for Joe. He... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The Netherlands
via mobile
Loved it great fun and interesting to learn about the dogs

Really enjoyed this. Got to hold the puppies and see how a real working dog operates. Very well... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must go even you're in the area. We arrived a little early, but that was nog problem for Joe. He immediately started telling about the dogs when het let Them out for their morning run. Two other people joined and we all got to...More

Thank fladderaar
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Really enjoyed this. Got to hold the puppies and see how a real working dog operates. Very well presented and interesting show.

Thank scottmicrolights
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A visit to JCS is a must see and wonderful experience. Joe is a great guy with a remarkable talent for training these border collies. He is very accommodating and will patiently explain how he communicates with his dogs to gather his sheep from high...More

Thank Jakscott
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We must have stopped five or six times on the way here just to take photographs of the incredible scenery you pass just to get there. Once we got there Joe and his lovely little daughter greeted us with a lamb they were bottle feeding,...More

Thank DaveLaceyPTS
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our tour guide Don Sheeran recommended Joy Joyce and we loved it. Got to play with the little puppies and watch the dogs at work as they rounded up the sheep. Beautiful area and engaging story teller. Well worth the diversion off the main road.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My friend and I found Joe and his dogs by accident when we saw his roadside sign while on a weeklong drive of the Wild Atlantic Way -- turning off to check it out was the best decision we made all trip! The scenery is...More

Thank Colleen S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just driving into the mountains where these dogs live and work is an adventure in itself.Then you get to see these beautiful animals race to a mountain top in under a minute, to gather sheep, all at the sound of a whistle I could barely...More

Thank dwtravels2017
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Found this by accident while doing the Wild Atlantic Way and it turned out to be one of the highlights of the entire trip! It was fascinating to learn about shepherding and the sheep business in ireland, and the demonstration was really really cool. The...More

Thank Molly J
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed watching the dogs working. It was very interactive and it was so easy to ask my questions to a local real "person". Someone that live and work in the area. I would love a little curious shop to buy some moments. Toy collies...More

Thank Vetlight
Reviewed 13 November 2016

An interesting activity for the entire family. The dogs are superb, the views are excellent and understanding farming life on a small family farm was informative.

Thank Eugene J
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far are you from Dublin? Is there public transport there?
23 August 2016|
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Response from Piotr S | Reviewed this property |
It's about 3,5 hours of driving if you have a car. No public transport to Joyce County.
Bev N
Hi! How far is this from Cleggan? Thanks!
30 June 2016|
Response from Piotr S | Reviewed this property |
20 miles maybe
coordinates please
4 May 2016|
Response from jcs1965 | Property representative |
Latitude 53.57935 ,longitude -9.571951, Shanafaraghaun, Finny.