Sheep Herding-Authentic Farm Experience

Waterville, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Sinead

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

PLEASE USE THE “REQUEST AN EXPERIENCE” FEATURE TO GET A HERDING AT A TIME THAT SUITS YOU.

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.
Other things to note
**GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE-message host to avail**

You’ll be on a farm with farm noises, farm smells and farm terrain!
PLEASE USE THE “REQUEST AN EXPERIENCE” FEATURE TO GET A HERDING AT A TIME THAT SUITS YOU.

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 pr…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Waterproof rubber boots (adult sizes only)

Meet your host, Sinead

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 220 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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From $18
/ person
Thu, Aug 5
$18 per person
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$18 per person
Sun, Aug 8
$18 per person
$18 per person
Sun, Aug 15
$18 per person
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$18 per person
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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 220 reviews.

Ángel Jesús
August 2021
Highly recommended experience to get to know everything about sheep care and business. They make the experience very entertaining and are open to answer any questions. We loved it.
Patrick
July 2021
Great tour and highly highly recommended. Tim and Sinead were very friendly and informative. answered loads of questions and showed us an insight into how a real farm works. To see their sheepdog Rosie do her stuff was really impressive and a great thing to see up close. Would recommend everyone do this if they get the chance
Great tour and highly highly recommended. Tim and Sinead were very friendly and informative. answered loads of questions and showed us an insight into how a real farm works. To see…
Astrid
July 2021
Sinead and Tim are very friendly, for the people in the group as well as for the sheep. They are very knowledgeable and gave us a good impression about the life as a sheep herder.
Mary
July 2021
Amazing time! You don't realize the amount of time, effort, and commitment that goes into caring for a farm until you see it in action. Rose is such an amazing character. I would love to live in a place like this. Such a great experience!
Sara
July 2021
Great experience with very knowledgeable guide, plenty to see and chat about. Lovely location, my kids loved Rosy the sheep dog. Would recommend!
Patrick
July 2021
I was quite reluctant to go but my Girlfriend was keen to try it. Little did I know…..it was great fun. Don’t just do a lap of Ring of Kerry, move inland, the mountain area is spectacular and there are great people to meet. Sinead and Tim are very personable, accommodating, Masters at their craft with a bit of help from Rose the sheep dog! Would absolutely recommend.
I was quite reluctant to go but my Girlfriend was keen to try it. Little did I know…..it was great fun. Don’t just do a lap of Ring of Kerry, move inland, the mountain area is spec…

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Thu, Aug 5
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $18 per person
  • Sun, Aug 8
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    $18 per person
  • Sun, Aug 15
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $18 per person

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.

What to bring

Suitable footwear (no flip flips / Louboutins..)

Appropriate clothing for Irish weather