Killary Sheep Farm, Leenane

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Killary Sheep Farm by using our Leenane trip site.
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  • Very interesting and entertaining! Tom was very nice and informative, answering all of our questions thoroughly and with pleasure. The sheepdog demonstration was really cool and then we were able to.....  more »
  • Tom greeted us like family, gave us a long, fascinating demonstration of his dog, Prince, expertly working the sheep up and down a *very* steep hill, and then let us hold and feed two-week-old lambs.....  more »
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  • Tom is phenomenal and a great guy and his command of the dogs is outstanding. If you’ve never seen a working dog in action, this is a fantastic experience. It was very interesting to hear about the dogs tendencies and how Tom adjusts the training for each animal. Tom has insightful local knowledge too.
  • Fantastic experience and the highlight of our day. The farm is in such a beautiful location, and we got to watch a sheep herding demonstration, help shear a sheep, and bottle feed and hold lambs. A really unique experience, and great if you'd like to learn a bit about sheep farming and have a fun hands-on activity with sheep. Highly recommend!

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