Sheep Herding-Authentic Farm Experience

Waterville, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Sinead

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Sinead's rated 5 stars by 97% of guests.

What you'll do

USE THE “REQUEST AVAILABILITY” FEATURE TO GET A HERDING AT A TIME THAT SUITS YOU. WE ARE FLEXIBLE
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Top-rated outdoor experience in Kerry / on the Ring of Kerry!!
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This is not your standard tour - it is fully interactive, hands-on, REAL, and unforgettable. You'll see Irish farming shown exactly as it is...highs, lows, and everything in between.

To start, you'll be outdoors on a working sheep farm in the Irish mountains. You will view Rose (an expert sheepdog) in action! She will herd up a flock of wild mountain sheep. Once this is done, you will get close and personal to the sheep. This is a fantastic photo opportunity. Throughout the tour, farmers Sinead & Tim provide facts and authentic insight into sheep farming and Ireland. You'll witness how much farmers love and care for their animals.

This experience is a great opportunity to meet the locals & try to understand an entirely different lifestyle than your own.

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Rated 5-stars by couples, families, friends, party groups, solo travelers & corporate teams! Suitable for all ages, adaptable to all abilities and needs. Everyone is warmly welcomed!!
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Other things to note
-1hr / 1.5 hour duration
-Waterproof rubber boots are available if required. Let's not get those shoes muddy on vacation!
-GROUP DISCOUNT for 4 or more people - message host to avail.
USE THE “REQUEST AVAILABILITY” FEATURE TO GET A HERDING AT A TIME THAT SUITS YOU. WE ARE FLEXIBLE
☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘
Top-rated outdoor experience in Kerry / on the Ring of Kerry!!
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This is not your standard tour - it is fully interactive, hands-on, REAL, and unforgettable. You'll see Irish farming shown exactly as it is...highs, lows, and everything in between.

To start, you'll be outdoors on a working sheep farm i…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Waterproof rubber boots (adult sizes only)

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Sinead

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 244 Reviews
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You'll be warmly welcomed onto my sheep farm in Waterville, Co. Kerry. It's a magical, beautiful, mountainous area you would never find on your own.. 10 minutes off the beaten “Ring of Kerry” tourist track. Don't worry- we have google maps, you won't be following smoke signals to get here!

You'll meet me, my father Timothy, and our friendly sheepdog Rose.

Our experiences are fun and welcome to everyone. We have been sheep farming for multiple generations, so we are (kind of!!) industry experts. We've hosted Airbnb experiences since 2016, mainly as a hobby! We love meeting new people.

Our aim is to show you the "real" Ireland, not the fake touristy stuff you get from other tours.
You'll be warmly welcomed onto my sheep farm in Waterville, Co. Kerry. It's a magical, beautiful, mountainous area you would never find on your own.. 10 minutes off the beaten “Ring of Kerry” tourist track. Don't worry- we have google maps, you won't be following smoke signals to get here!

You'll meet me, my father Timothy, and our friendly sheepdog Rose.

Our experiences are fun and welcome to everyone. We have been sheep farming for multiple generations, so we are (kind…
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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 4.98 out of 5 from 244 reviews.

Sybil
October 2021
Deserves more than 5 stars. This is an authentic shepherd experience. This is not a demo staged for commercial gain. To understand Ireland and it’s rich history you must meet Tim and his daughter Sinead. It was so fun and also an honor to be with then. Highlight of our trip. I wish we could do more to support the farmers of Ireland. Also just a note that they take extraordinary care and animal welfare is clearly very important to them. I was very impressed with how they communicated their concern for the animals while also communicating the difficulties of sheep farming. Rosie was extraordinary. She loved her job but also got to go into the warm bench of the truck after she was done. We LOVED this experience. The drive was long but truly a part of the Ring of Kerry tour. In fact, everyone driving the Ring should be required to experience this once in a lifetime event.
Laura
October 2021
Phenomenal experience! Sinead and her father Timothy were fantastic and gracious guides showing us the ropes of what happens on a sheep farm- as well as gave us some awesome photo opportunities!
Laura
October 2021
Sinead and her father were such gracious hosts to take time out of their day and share their farming experience!! They welcomed us openly and answered all our endless questions about life on the farm— very different from our city life in the USA. Beautiful property and loved getting to watch Rose perform her hard work of herding the sheep. Amazing experience and highlight of our trip
Olivia
October 2021
We loved this experience. Great people, unique opportunity. Located deep in Irish country, it was beautiful. Sinead and Timothy were so kind... to us and their animals.
Irina
September 2021
Sinead and her dad know their farm and such a lovely people to talk to. Lots of information and interesting experience in local sheep farm. A must do while experiencing south of Kerry or Ireland in general.
Stephen
September 2021
Our family and the kids had a great time. Eventhough we live in the country we are always able to learn something new. thanks guys

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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.