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
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes equipment

What you'll do

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Top rated outdoor experience in Kerry!!

This is not your standard tour - it is fully interactive, unique, fun, and unforgettable. You'll see Irish farming shown exactly as it is...highs, lows, and everything in between.

To start off you'll be outdoors viewing Rose (an expert sheepdog) in action, herding up a flock of wild mountain sheep. Once she is done, you'll get the chance to be close up to the sheep. This is a fantastic photo opportunity. Throughout the tour, Sinead and Timothy provide interesting facts and authentic insight into the day-to-day life of a local farmer. You'll witness firsthand how much farmers love and care for animals.

You will gain lots of knowledge about life on a farm & Ireland in general. You can also try to understand an entirely different lifestyle than your own.

Enjoyed & rated 5 Stars by couples, famlies, friends, party groups, solo travelers & corporate teams! Suitable for all ages and adaptable to all abilities. Everyone is warmly welcomed.

Other things to note
1hr to 1.5 hours duration
**GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE-message host to avail**
USE “REQUEST AN EXPERIENCE” FEATURE TO GET A HERDING AT A TIME THAT SUITS YOU
☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘

Top rated outdoor experience in Kerry!!

This is not your standard tour - it is fully interactive, unique, fun, and unforgettable. You'll see Irish farming shown exactly as it is...highs, lows, and everything in between.

To start off you'll be outdoors viewing Rose (an expert sheepdog) in action, herding up a flock o…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Waterproof rubber boots (adult sizes only)

Meet your host, Sinead

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 237 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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Responsible interactions

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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 237 reviews.

Brittney
September 2021
Was great to watch Rose (the dog) work the sheep and she loved to be loved on by guest when she wasn’t working. Gained some knowledge about sheep herding and the hosts were easy to work with.
Stefan
September 2021
Beautiful drive to get to the farm. Sinead and Tim are excellent host, but it was Rose the Sheepdog that stole the show!
Yoav
September 2021
What an incredible experience! we came on a lovely sunny day to an informative, personalized session. We had the chance to ask tons of questions and get to know the life of a Shepard, as well as try to hold a lamb ourselves. Really recommended!!
Esther
September 2021
Sinead and Tim were both so knowledgeable and shared their way of life with us. It was such a cool experience to see how an Irish farm works. I would recommend doing this.
Rachel
August 2021
Sinead is an impressive and welcoming host. She is a great communicator, and provided helpful tips and directions. We loved chatting with her and Timothy especially.
Andries
August 2021
Sinead and her dad are passionate about their work and it is so interesting to listen to them when the explain everything, show everything and answer questions. they are really nice people and take good care of their sheep. the dog is very well trained band if you are a bit afraid of dogs (like me) you don't have to worry because the dog doesn't jump up to you or bark at you, it doesn't even come very near to you. I learned a lot of new things about sheep and we both had a wonderful time.

Choose from available dates

1 available
  • Mon, Oct 11
    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