Call Kissane Sheep Farm or check its calendar online before you go as it only does demonstrations on certain days and times.
Good to know
The farm does not open its gates until 15 minutes before the time of the first demonstration. Do not show up early or you will just be parked out in front of the gate waiting.
Recommended time of the year
The farm is only open to the public from middle of March to the end of October.
About This Day
Looking for things to do in Ireland for kids? How about a visit to Kissane Sheep Farm? Located within the Ring of Kerry, in Moll’s Gap, it is a fun and educational experience for everyone in the family. Meet sheep herding dogs and their owners and watch an impressive demonstration of live herding. Learn about the life of farmed sheep, as well as the uses for wool and sheep's milk. If you are lucky, there will be a fresh little lamb kid on-site for your nugget to cuddle!
Kissane Sheep Farm provides families with an up-close look at a day in the life of a sheep. You will meet sheep herding dogs and their owners and watch an impressive live herding demonstration. Afterward comes a shearing demonstration that is equally impressive! My favorite part was seeing my nugget's reaction the first time she actually heard a sheep ("Mommy, sheep said baaa!"). The time our kids spent petting the sheep and holding the lamb was just precious.
TIP Do not arrive too early as they will not open the gates until 15 mintues prior to the demonstration.
(Unofficial) Ladies View Point
This is a good place for a picnic lunch (and an excellent opportunity for a family photo) after visiting the farm. Pick a spot and enjoy the view! We had a great time having the place practically to ourselves, as everyone else was at the official Ladies View Point.
DIRECTIONS The spot to look for is 150m south of the official Ladies View. You can identify it by the dirt off road parking. (coordinates 51.967894, -9.595024)