Visit traditional working sheep farm & sheepdog demo. Galway. Guided. 1 ½ hours.
Visit a traditional working Connemara mountain sheep farm;
Meet the farmer and his highly trained sheepdogs;
Watch a sheepdog herding demonstration;
In the summer months see a sheep shearing demonstration;
Try your hand at bog-cutting using the slean (turf spade).
per adult from
1 hour 30 minutes
What's included :
- Meet the farmer.
- Sheepdog demonstration.
- Sheep shearing demonstration (summer months only)
- Traditional turf cutting demonstration.
What's excluded :
Come take an authentic look at farm life in Ireland. This sheep farm is a traditional working Connemara mountain farm which has been in the same family for generations. It has approximately 200 ewes and lambs who roam freely in the mountains overlooking Killary Fjord. On arrival visitors are met by Tom the farmer and have the option to be outfitted with outdoor footwear and rainwear supplied by the farm.
Tom starts off the farm tour with a sheepdog herding demonstration. These extremely smart dogs are trained from puppies and it is incredible to watch them in action! In the summer months, Tom shears the sheep by traditional methods with hand shears. It is an old farm tradition not often seen anymore. The tour also includes a picturesque country walk through the farm grounds, with sweeping views of Killary Fjord and the mountain ranges beyond. Try your hand at bog-cutting using the slean (turf spade), a centuries-old practice of harvesting peat to heat homes.
If there are lambs about (and there usually are), you can count on a few needing bottle-feeding. You’re welcome to lend a hand!
Departure Point :Killary Sheep Farm, Bunowen, Leenaun, Co. Galway, H91 EPEO, Ireland
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.