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Joyce Country Sheepdogs is part of a family run farm located in Connemara on the West of Ireland. Take this opportunity to visit a working hill sheep farm and watch the Border Collie sheepdogs herding Connemara Blackface sheep. Joe Joyce is the third generation of his family to farm sheep in the Joyce Country area.  Some 700 years ago, the rugged landscape of this area attracted a Welshman of Norman origins called Thomas Joyce who married a local girl and settled in the area which now bears his name.
It is therefore fitting that Joe now farms this area together with his wife Mary Ann, who also happens to hail from the South Wales area. Mary Ann did not arrive at Joyce Country empty handed, she brought along a sheepdog with impressive bloodlines, named Roy. This led to further imports from Wales such as Sweep and Ben.
The farm is nestled between the Maumturk and Partry Mountains. Joe is delighted to share his love of sheep farming and dog handling with visitors, young and old a like.

Demonstrations and talks take place at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.30pm.

Opening Hours

Monday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Wednesday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Friday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday

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Open 1st March - 30th September.

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