Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Shanafaraghaun

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#30 of 447 in Things to do in County Galway
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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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  • Joe greeted our family warmly and proceeded to teach us all about his dogs and how they work with the sheep. We were able to have direct contact with both the dogs and sheep! It was an awesome... 
    Joe greeted our family warmly and proceeded to teach us all about his dogs and how they work with the sheep. We were able to have direct contact with both the dogs and sheep! It was an awesome...  more »
  • Our multi-generational family group (ages 11-83) loved our visit with Joe and his gorgeous and well-trained sheepdogs. It was fascinating to watch the dogs work, and we really enjoyed talking with... 
    Our multi-generational family group (ages 11-83) loved our visit with Joe and his gorgeous and well-trained sheepdogs. It was fascinating to watch the dogs work, and we really enjoyed talking with...  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.
  • Absolutely stunning location! Really enjoyed watching the collie going through her routine and also feeding the lambs. Joe was great, highly recommend a visit.

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