Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations

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We facilitate gift vouchers, organise exclusive parties and school groups, as well as catering to tourists and sheepdog aficionados. Vouchers have no cash refund value, but cost can be applied to various package adventures.

Sheepdog demonstrations

This year we only offered restricted visiting, and our 2022 season is already booked up. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment.
Contact us for scheduling and pre-arranged bookings.
Average Duration: 40 minutes.
We are accepting bookings for our 2023 season.

Private Tours and Scheduled Visits

In the heart of the hills, watch FJ and our dogs going through the paces and guiding the flock hither and thither. Demonstrations include seasonal attractions, such as sheep shearing, visits with the lambs and meeting puppies.

Fees

Adults: €12
Pre-paid: €10
Under 12’s: €5

Group Discount available for groups of over 6, deposit required, and must be booked at least 24hrs in advance.
All children must be accompanied by an adult/ guardian.
Contact us for costing bespoke and budget tours, exclusive and add-on adventures.

Additional information

Regular demonstrations are fully booked for 2022 and unfortunately this year we cannot accept walk-ins.
Please check back with us in 2023.

This is a competitive sport and our team often play away games too, i.e. scheduled dog trials. Covid-19 may have complicated our lives but the sport survives.

Group bookings incur a 50% non-refundable deposit.
Check out our Facebook page for updates.

  • Wee boy cuddling Nell (Sheepdog)
  • Nell and her pup

Bespoke and Budget Tours

Available by arrangement only:

Salty Dogs: Sea cliffs and Sheepdogs
Come see Sliabh Liag from both sides! We partner with Sliabh Liag Boat Trips out of Teelin to offer visitors a truly unique experience, with the chance to see some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, and then to experience an authentic Irish sheepdog trial demonstration along their slopes in Malinbeg. Strictly by reservation, contact us for more information. This tour is weather dependent.

The Weavers Trail
From Hillside to Handloom: Enjoy the journey from lambing and shearing, to the world-renowned tweed and woollen industries of Donegal.

The Hillside Herbalist
Enjoy the sport of dog-trailing, then learn local herbal remedies and histories from Meghan, fully trained herbalist.

Sport and Storytelling
After the sport on the mountain find a warm fireside Fáilte, at a local pub, with a special Seanachaí session, scheduled for you and your friends.

Add-ons

We facilitate boat tours from Teelin and/or mini-bus tours of the local area.
We work with other local businesses, to offer exclusive tours with lunch options and facilitate Irish speaking tours upon request.
Make memories and enjoy an authentic Irish, travel experience on the Wild Atlantic Way.