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Hill Shepherd gathering sheep with dog

Hill Shepherd gathering sheep with dog

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Transportation
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

I am a sheep farmer in Wicklow. For 8 months of the year my sheep graze on the mountain between the Glendalough and Glenmalure valleys. I frequently need to go up on the mountain to check on their welfare. I am also a very keen sheepdog trainer. I really enjoy training my dogs to work on whistle commands at distances of up to 1k. dogs like these are invaluable when managing sheep on the mountain…
Paddy
Paddy
Paddy
Paddy

What we’ll do

We meet up in Glenadalough and I will introduce you to my dogs. We will then travel in my pickup truck up the mountians via some forestry roads (20mins) . When we get to the end of the road, we need to hike about 90 minutes to the summit, and up there we can better assess the locations of the sheep. As we move around up there, through the morning, we gather small packets of sheep using the dogs…

What else you should know

If I don't have the dates you require, please contact me as I may be able to organise and experience at short notice

What I’ll provide

Transportation
Transport from Laragh

What to bring

Rain gear
small backpack for water/camera/etc
good hiking footwear
possibly bug repellent

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Where you'll be

Our route will take you off the beaten track where you will see very different views and find out about the real living history of Glendalough and the less travelled Glenmalure. You will find out how one man's identifier brand has been on the mountain since 1907 and see the different identifying marks on the different flocks and see how these marks come into play. This upland ground is 10 minutes drive from Laragh, Co.Wicklow. 40mins from Dublin

Upcoming availability

Sun, 28th Jul    From 10:00 to 13:00.
₹6,344 per person
4 of 4 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

If I don't have the dates you require, please contact me as I may be able to organise and experience at short notice
Paddy
nature walk
Hill Shepherd gathering sheep with dog
5 reviews
₹6,344 per person
5 reviews
₹6,344 per person