Dingle Sheepdogs

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Sheepdog Demonstrations

Located on the spectacular Slea Head Drive on the Wild Atlantic Way, Dingle Sheepdogs presents a memorable experience for visitors to Dingle, County Kerry. Visitors can view a local sheep-farmer skillfully working his sheepdogs in gathering and controlling sheep movement. The commands are in native Irish with the skill being handed down from generation to generation as sheep have been kept here on Mount Eagle for hundreds of years.

Visitors are also given valuable insights into the sheep-farmers way of working. Learn how local farmers could forecast the weather long go, tell the time when many of the poor could not afford a watch, or even how they managed to communicate with relatives living ten miles away.

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We are open to visitors daily from the beginning of April to the end of October. We recommend advanced booking for sheepdog shows to avoid disappointment. Please contact us to plan your visit and learn about upcoming events.

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The Famine

Visit the historic Famine Cottages. Dating back to the early 1800's, the ancestral home of the Kavanagh family remains as it would have appeared during the Irish Potato Famine.

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Visit the Beehive Huts.

Visit recently excavated Beehive Huts dating from the 7th century. Learn about these fascinating buildings and understand how people of the locality lived at these times.

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Petting Farm.

Meet and greet the friendly animals on the farm. Free food is available to feed the ponies, donkeys and cute little lambs. Come cuddle the pet lambs when in season.