Portrush Sheepdog Demonstration

Enjoy visiting a working Irish Sheep Farm receiving the warmest of welcomes and learn how to issue instructions to talented working sheep dogs.

Included in your cruise
  • Visit an Irish working Sheep Farm.
  • Visit Glenshane Pass one of the highest mountains in Ireland.
  • Learn how to issue instructions to talented working dogs.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    3h

  • Max. passengers

    159

  • Booking code

    INCL-PTR1

  • Notices

    We recommend that guests wear warm, layered, waterproof clothing and comfortable non slip walking shoes.

Today you will visit the local Glenshane Country Farm. Glenshane Farm is a working sheep farm owned by Jamese McCloy a fourth generation sheep farmer, who is passionate about creating authentic, immersive experiences while also focused on preserving the epic landscape around him. The farm is located on the Glenshane Pass, one of the highest mountain roads in Ireland and from here you can see Slieve Gallion, the Mournes and Slemish Mountain where our Patron Saint of Ireland Saint Patrick shepherded as a young man. Jamese McCloy is a shepherd, sheep farmer and a highly respected local shearer who delights in farming the fields he has loved since he was a child. Jamese’s standards are as high as the mountain peaks around him, so he aims to give the warmest welcome in Ireland and will settle for nothing less. On your visit you will spend time out in the fields and fresh air helping Jamese to herd the flock by learning how to issue instructions to his talented working dogs. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: We recommend that guests wear warm, layered, waterproof clothing and comfortable non slip walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Walk from Coach onto farm (100 metres). 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.