Portrush Sheepdog Demonstration

Receiving the warmest of welcomes on a visit to a working Irish sheep farm. Learn how to issue instructions to talented working sheep dogs.

Included in your cruise
  • Visit a working Irish 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: Easy

  • 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. He is passionate about creating authentic, immersive experiences while staying focused on preserving the epic landscape around him. The farm is located on Glenshane Pass, one of the highest mountain roads in Ireland. From here, you can see Slieve Gallion, the Mournes and Slemish Mountain, where the 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. He aims to give the warmest welcome in Ireland and will settle for nothing less. On your visit, spend time in the fields and fresh air helping Jamese herd the flock after 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 bus to farm (110 yards).

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.