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Kissane Sheep Farm

Kissane Sheep Farm, in Kenmare County Kerry, is a traditional, working sheep farm with approximately 1000 mountain sheep and hundreds of lambs. The farm is run by John and Anne Kissane, as it has been run by the family for the last 150 years. In May 2005, the farm was opened for visitors to enjoy and to learn about sheep farming in Ireland. Many groups and individuals have since visited the farm enjoying its activities.

Visitors can experience the hard work on the farm by watching sheepdog demonstrations, where sheepdogs gather the sheep in the mountainous terrain of the farm and herd them into a sheep yard. Or by learning about sheep shearing at a demonstrations during the shearing season. why not join in and try shearing yourself while John holds the sheep for you, or help bottle feed and cuddle the pet lambs. Nearby there are marked mountain walks with beautiful views of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks and the Black Valley and as well as a Puzzle Walk and a Treasure Trail.

You can get involved and adopt a sheep and help preserve this Irish heritage of sheep in the mountains.

Audio Visual Presentation

Yes

Method of Payment

Cash or cheque

Facilities

Coaches, parking

Pre Booking Required

Individuals: From April - 1st October: no bookings required Rest of year: Only on appointment for adoptive parents Groups over 20: Always on appointment

Walking Routes

Picnic Walk - 30 minutes Moll's Gap Walk - 2 - 3 hours Mountain Walk to Lough Eirk - 3 hours

Group Size Allowed

Minimum: 1, maximum: 30

Level of Fitness Required for Walks

Picnic Walk - No experience Mountain Walk - Some experience & fitness required

Route Guides / Maps Available

Walks are marked

Refreshments / Drinks Available

Yes

Evening Hospitality

Only on appointment

See us on a map

 
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