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
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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
  • 216 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 $23
/person
Sun., Jul. 25
$23 per person
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$23 per person
Fri., Jul. 30
$23 per person
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$23 per person
Sun., Aug. 1
$23 per person
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$23 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 216 reviews.

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…
Koen
July 2021
Sinead and her dad run a sheep farm in a stunningly beautiful hillside setting. It was great to get a glimpse of their work and life in this part of Ireland.
Cm
July 2021
Fascinating insight into sheep farming in Kerry. Sinead and her Dad let us hold lambs and answered all our questions. We loved it!
Christian
June 2021
This was a super cool and informative experience. Sinead and her father are awesome! The dog, Rose, is great to watch. We enjoyed the entire experience! Thanks.

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  • Sun., Jul. 25
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Fri., Jul. 30
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 1
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Thu., Aug. 5
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    $23 per person
  • Thu., Aug. 12
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 15
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $23 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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