Killary Sheep Farm Traditional working mountain farm

For a fun family outing, a taste of rural Ireland in days gone by, and unbeatable views — there’s no place like Killary Sheep Farm.

Tom Nee’s sheep farm is a popular tourist destination, but it’s more than that: it’s a working farm, in the same family for generations. Take a tour of the farm… It’s a hands-on experience that many people have said is their favourite part of visiting Ireland!

Tom starts off the farm tour with a sheepdog herding demonstration. These incredibly smart dogs are trained from puppies, and it’s incredible to watch them in action!

The tour also includes picturesque country walks through the farm grounds, with sweeping views of Killary Fjord and the mountain ranges beyond. Try your hand at bog-cutting using the slean, 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! In the summer months, Tom shears the sheep by traditional methods with hand shears. It’s something not often seen anymore.

If you’re looking for a really authentic look at farm life in Ireland, a trip to Killary Sheep Farm is a must! It’s a great experience for the whole family. Tours run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm from April 1st: call in advance to book your tour!

Address : Bunowen, Leenane, Co. GalwayPhone : +353 (0)87 2988051

Hours : Open from 1st April to 30th September

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