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Sheep Herding-Authentic Farm Experience

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 201 reviews.Waterville, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Sinead

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this unique and intimate experience, you will see Irish farming shown exactly as it is. Highs, lows and everything in between. You'll view Rose the sheepdog in action, herding up a flock of wild mountain sheep. Once she is finished, you'll get the chance to be close up to the sheep. This is a fantastic photo opportunity! Sinead and Timothy provide interesting facts and an authentic insight on the day-to-day life of a local in Ireland. You'll witness first hand how much farmers really love and care for animals, and realise that their comfort and welfare is top priority. It’s a hard way of life but so rewarding on so many levels.

You will gain a lot of knowledge about life on an Irish farm, and Ireland in general in this experience. You can also try to understand an entirely different lifestyle than your own.
In this unique and intimate experience, you will see Irish farming shown exactly as it is. Highs, lows and everything in between. You'll view Rose the sheepdog in action, herding up a flock of wild mountain sheep. Once she is finished, you'll get the chance to be close up to the sheep. This is a fantastic photo opportunity! Sinead and Timothy provide interesting facts and an authentic insight on the day-to-day life of a local in Ireland. You'll w…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Waterproof rubber boots (adult sizes only)
From $18
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Sinead

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 201 Reviews
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Hi! My name is Sinead. You'll be warmly welcomed onto my family farm, located in Waterville, Co. Kerry (a convenient halfway point on the Ring of Kerry). Here, you'll meet me and my father timothy... both passionate sheep farmers. You will also meet our hardworking dog Rose, who will be most definitely be the star of the show!

This experience is fun and suited to everyone. Guests of all ages and abilities are catered for.
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Where you'll be

Hidden Hills Holiday Home, Oughtiv, Waterville is our meeting base. It's a 10 minute drive from Waterville and halfway on the Ring of Kerry route. From here, you will get rubber boots and follow the hosts to their farm. It’s a magical place to see and experience with brilliant views of lakes and mountains.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 201 reviews.

Claire
September 2020
This is a wonderful experience. Sinead and Tim were incredibly welcoming and it is clear they love what they do. Rose the dog is a superstar! The tour was really informative and we got hands on experience with the sheep. The farm is in a picture perfect setting. We would highly recommend this experience.
This is a wonderful experience. Sinead and Tim were incredibly welcoming and it is clear they love what they do. Rose the dog is a superstar! The tour was really informative and we…
Scott (And Jenn)
September 2020
A perfect way to witness authentic sheep herding in action at an incredibly scenic spot along the Ring of Kerry. Sinead and her Dad were friendly and accommodating and answered all our questions. We appreciated hearing family farm stories from the past along with the realities of being a farmer in Ireland today. Great photos and definitely worth booking!
A perfect way to witness authentic sheep herding in action at an incredibly scenic spot along the Ring of Kerry. Sinead and her Dad were friendly and accommodating and answered all…
Ryan
August 2020
Sinead and her family are the best. If you want to see what real sheep herding is like from authentic Irish sheep farmers who do it humanely, this is the place.
Aisling
August 2020
Myself, my husband, my parents and my little 2 year old boy thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Both Sinead and Timothy were so welcoming. We all felt at ease in their hands. Spot the dog was super and so enthusiastic about her work. We loved learning about the sheep and seeing all the different personalities. We learned so much and made great memories. Would highly recommend for all age groups.
Myself, my husband, my parents and my little 2 year old boy thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Both Sinead and Timothy were so welcoming. We all felt at ease in their hands. Spot t…
Garrett
August 2020
We went as a group of 7 and couldn’t get over how much we learned about sheep and sheep farming - all of the information was really interesting, and was both demonstrated by Tim/Spot the dog and delivered by Sinead incredibly well. We really enjoyed the experience and will definitely come back and recommend to others as a great hour or two activity whilst “on the ring”. It was genuinely one of the highlights of our two weeks in Kerry.
We went as a group of 7 and couldn’t get over how much we learned about sheep and sheep farming - all of the information was really interesting, and was both demonstrated by Tim/Sp…
Cherie
August 2020
We had the best time, didn’t think we would get that close to the sheep! It was also great to see “Spot” the sheepdog in action. Sinead and Tim were fantastic... will definitely do this again

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

**GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE-message host to avail**

What to bring

Suitable footwear (no flip flips / Louboutins..)

Appropriate clothing for Irish weather