Sheep Dog Demo
On Killary Sheep Farm we have three working dogs sweep lassie and fly there is usually a puppy knocking around the farm as well. Training the dogs is hard work and time consuming but its very rewarding when the dog finally gets it right.
Sheep Shearing Demo
July to September We shear all our sheep with the hand shears which is the traditional way of sheep shearing. It is unusual to see hand shearing still in practice as most farmers are using the machine now but I don’t like the machine I think it takes too much wool off and the sheep get cold after.
This is a traditional method using the slean, the way it was done in the olden days gone by. If you want to see how it was done then come to our farm and step back in time.
Welcome to Killary Sheep Farm in Connemara. A traditional working mountain farm with approx 200 ewes and lambs roaming freely in the mountain overlooking Killary Fjord, on the Wild Atlantic Way. On our farm we run mainly blackhead horny sheep which are most suited to survive on the mountains during the harsh winters. At Killary Sheep Farm visitors can view the following demonstrations sheepdog demonstrations, sheep sheeri…