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Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials

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One of the best during a trip of bests!

We were advised to check the day before to ensure that the demonstration would happen. It did and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Richmond, Virginia
Extremely impressive

This was a highlight of the day. We walked up a hill admiring the friendly sheep, cows, and donkeys... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Southington, Connecticut
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2 Oct 2018
“One of the best during a trip of bests!”
7 Aug 2018
“Extremely impressive”
Located on the famous Slea Head Road. Visitors can view a local sheep-farmer skillfully working his sheepdogs in gathering and controlling sheep movement. This skill has been handed down from generation to generation as sheep have been kept here on...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Slea Head Road | Famine Cottages, Ventry, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were advised to check the day before to ensure that the demonstration would happen. It did and it was one of the most amazing things in a country of amazing things. Two sheepdogs, one trained in English and the other in Irish, what fun....More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight of the day. We walked up a hill admiring the friendly sheep, cows, and donkeys on the way to meet our host and his 2 dogs (captain and sailor?). They did a great job of moving sheep around the field and...More

Thank 76mph
Reviewed 29 May 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the sheepdog herding sheep demonstration. It was quite entertaining and interesting.

Thank Mel_CanJamusa
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I loved every minute of this. The dog was friendly and so smart. The demonstration was of excellent standard

2  Thank Marita3CTK
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The dogs had wonderful personalities. One was very young and so keen and athletic. The other was older and calmer. Gabriel was talented and made the experience most enjoyable.

Thank 547donnarichardson
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

At first I thought I'd experience this as a tourist attraction...a stop to kill time along the route. But it was actually amazing. These dogs know how to run and herd sheep. The shepherd was so knowledgeable. It was a very good educational experience. Lots...More

2  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Gabriel was a great host and fun to chat with. Great sense of humor...and he's single. His dogs are great and he explained why many sheep have what looks like paint markings on their neck or back - it's like branding.

2  Thank JULIE V
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a perfect example of a working sheep farm. The person doing the demonstration as an expert in giving the sheepdogs whistles to round up the sheep in small groups or the herd. He also did vocal signals.

1  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Fun to see the dogs work, and to see the difference between the way they work (the older "creeper" and the younger runner). Just as interesting was all the information that the owner, Gabriel, provided on raising and training the dogs, how much trained dogs...More

1  Thank JimmyH70
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We drove from Killorglin area for this and it was well worth it. The drive is spectacular and the dogs were very well trained. The demo had bits of humour and we loved seeing the dogs work. There were a pleasure to see. Would go...More

1  Thank neatfreak102016
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