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Joyce Country Sheepdogs

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Amazing countryside and beautiful dogs!

Such a fun day watching the sheepdog demonstration and learning how the dogs are trained. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dunedin, Florida
Sheepdog demo

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. Getting to Joe's farm is a little drive... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Westfield, Massachusetts
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** We are now closed for the winter season - see you all in March 2019 ** An authentic insight into hill sheep farming and rural Irish life with working sheepdog demonstrations. Interaction with puppies and sheep shearing demonstration during high...more
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| Finny, Clonbur, Co. Galway, Shanafaraghaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 8853
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fun day watching the sheepdog demonstration and learning how the dogs are trained. There were two puppies when we were there which was fun to play with and see how they start training them at such a young age. Truly amazing animals to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. Getting to Joe's farm is a little drive but well worth it. The scenery getting there and at his farm is stunning. Joe is very welcoming. To see the dogs, at work, is very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to see how Joe runs his family farm. He is passionate about what he does and it shows. Our visit gave us a real feel for what life is in Ireland. We went with another couple but it would be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank golflady4
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Disclaimer: we're border collie owners, so this was a BIG deal to us. But who wouldn't love to hold pups and see the dogs work sheep? It is mesmerizing. Joyce Country Sheepdogs has a great reputation locally; we were told these are the best dogs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sisterbay716
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Ireland. It is amazing to see the dogs run up the mountain and bring the sheep down to a small corral. Joe demonstrates with a whistle and voice commands how the dogs can gather...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rossandlinda4648
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Came with a cycling group and enjoyed a stop at Joe Joyce‘s farm to watch his performance with the sheepdogs. Very impressive. Great for families with children as we were allowed to hold the puppies, pet and feed the sheep. Wonderful scenery and very reasonable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Oli V
Reviewed 24 August 2018

As a tour guide I have seen quite a few demonstrations. This was among the best and the view over the lake and the mountain is stunning. And the price is fair comparing to some other in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

My wife and I found out about this while in Galway and looking at what to do on our last day in the area. This was our third stop in a day long excursion from Galway that included a drive along Sky Drive, a stop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravellerJames2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Joe has a lovely piece of property and very well-trained sheepdogs. We loved the demonstration and cuddling with the puppies. We were very glad we included this on our holiday itinerary.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Merlin V
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is worth going out of your way to see this. Joe is the real deal. There are other sheepdog places to visit from what I've heard but that many of them are real commercial. This is not. He had puppies that we got to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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7 November 2018|
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Response from sisterbay716 | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately. It is in the middle of a valley in a remote area.
Emily P
1 May 2018|
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Response from JPfromNJ | Reviewed this property |
Just send Joe a message from his FB page. I also think there is an email on his website. You can let him know when you're planning to visit.
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.