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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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Our family of four had a great visit here with Joe. There were two adorable puppies running about... read more

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Don't miss this place! It was so fun and interesting to hear Joe talk about the sheepdogs and to... read more

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An authentic insight into hill sheep farming and rural Irsh life with working sheepdog demonstrations. Interaction with puppies and sheep shearing demonstration during high season. This is set against some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Rest room facilities available along with picnic tables for guest use. Scheduled demonstration times are 11am, 1pm and 3.30 pm Monday -Saturday, however alternative times are available by prior arrangement.
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Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 8853
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of four had a great visit here with Joe. There were two adorable puppies running about playing with our sons, and the herding demonstration was so impressive. We met Roy, and got to hold a sheep--my husband even got to hold a sheep...More

Thank mc03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this place! It was so fun and interesting to hear Joe talk about the sheepdogs and to see the dogs in action. One of the best places we went to during our visit in Ireland! I don't think anyone who visit Joyce country...More

Thank Kristinahed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. It's in a beautiful area and the animals and owner are friendly and very nice. This was a highlight of our recent time in Ireland.

Thank AliciaRJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The demonstration was great, but even better was the information he gave when asked questions. Learned a lot about the trial and tribulations of sheep herders. Also, the effect of government subsidies. Very interesting man, and his daughter was cute as a button.

Thank quatrone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to see Joe Joyce and his marvellous sheep dogs - and we will be back! Joe is like a dog whisperer, literally. His dogs hear his commands no matter how softly he speaks and from whatever distance. It is so...More

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive from near Cong over to Shanafaraghan required absolute faith in out GPS! Tiny, windy roads (grass growing between the tracks) led over hills, through valleys, and along a lake shore. But, suddenly there was the sign advertising Joyce County Sheepdogs! We turned in,...More

2  Thank dukemeteo
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Fun to watch the dog hearding the sheep. I got to hold a baby goat and puppy! We watched him shear a sheep. Loved that his dog and sheep starred in Marley and Me!!! Joe was funny and answered all the questions. Our group was...More

Thank Nikki A
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for about an hour long visit - learned a ton about sheep / sheep in Ireland and the dogs from the owner who was very pleasant and laid back. Watched the dogs collect the sheep from the top of the mountain and bring...More

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We're dog people, so driving a wee bit off the beaten path for a chance to visit an Irish farm, watch the sheepdogs work a herd of sheep, and play with some of the dogs was not a problem for us. Joe was a most...More

1  Thank Eric99508
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous experience of mountain-working sheepdogs! Joe is great - really showed us how the dogs work up and down the mountains. It is amazing. The dogs love working the sheep and are so well kept. Added bonus was playing w/2 puppies born May 1 -...More

1  Thank Judith K
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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
30 June 2016|
Response from Piotr S | Reviewed this property |
20 miles maybe
4 May 2016|
Response from jcs1965 | Property representative |
Latitude 53.57935 ,longitude -9.571951, Shanafaraghaun, Finny.