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Sheepdog Demonstrations at Our Farm


Call us now: +353 087 8141391 or email to make a booking.

Our farm at Ballybaught is a wonderful location to experience a taste of pastoral life. In this relaxed atmosphere, our hard working sheepdogs will leave you feeling enchanted. There is a variety of fun for friends and family! See if you can whistle and command the dogs or simply sit back, relax and enjoy as Michael and his sheepdogs do their work with the sheep.

Irish Working Sheepdogs provide the perfect way to spend a day out. Whether it's with family and friends or as part of a tour group, we guarantee an experience to remember. To enquire about our sheepdog demonstrations or training sessions at our farm, simply fill in the booking form and we'll let you know about availability and cost by return.


  • 10/10 experience! Had the best time here and would absolutely recommend. A very unique thing to watch and the dogs are adorable and skilled

    Thiiugvdd Ghfhd Avatar Thiiugvdd Ghfhd
    April 8, 2023

    One of my favourite places to bring guests. Highly recommend visiting. Great for adults and children.

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    Hazel Tucker Fogarty Avatar Hazel Tucker Fogarty
    February 8, 2023

    Really nice and excited experience of sheep dog demonstration ??‍

    Vedran Dzinic Avatar Vedran Dzinic
    January 8, 2023

    One of my favorites from our visit to Ireland! Really interesting to see and learn more about! Super friendly farmer and dogs!

    Cynthia Sia Avatar Cynthia Sia
    April 10, 2023
  • A wonderful experience.We went from dublin and we have learned a lot about sheeps, sheepdogs and sheep keeping.Thank you, Michael, for your interesting and funny explanations!Michael was a joy... read more

    prince philip Avatar prince philip
    March 8, 2023

    Was an awesome experience ?✨

    Sindy Jeraldy Calderón Toledo Avatar Sindy Jeraldy Calderón Toledo
    March 8, 2023

    Awesome demonstration with a friendly, informative host and some very clever dogs showing off their skills and training

    Ryan Casey Avatar Ryan Casey
    April 17, 2023

    Michael, Maggie, and Rose - what a dream team! We absolutely recommend a visit, learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the lovely company.

    Irene Kopp Avatar Irene Kopp
    April 10, 2023
  • This was the best experience! Our family had the best time. We felt like we were a part of Michael's family. He was so warm, welcoming and so funny! The... read more

    Barb Nott Avatar Barb Nott
    May 6, 2023

    Ganz coole Vorführung der Schäferhunde. Nachher durfte man die kleinen Schäfchen knuddeln.....

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    Roger Schiesser Avatar Roger Schiesser
    April 17, 2023

    Fantastic experience, impressive to see the intelligence and discipline of a working dog?☘️

    Borislav Vujaklija Avatar Borislav Vujaklija
    April 24, 2023

    Terrific Experience. Learned a lot about Sheep and how the dogs keep the sheep in line.

    Dhruva Krishna Avatar Dhruva Krishna
    April 8, 2023

Our Training Courses

At Irish Working Sheepdogs, we recognise the importance of the bond between a dog and it's owner. That is why we offer lessons to sheepdog owners in how to train your sheepdog. Michael provides a simple, step-by-step lesson plan to help you gain the knowledge and skills to train your sheepdog. Simply contact us using the button below for details of how to get your herding career underway.