FAQs about Atlantic Sheepdogs & Visiting Us

Do I need to pre-book Atlantic Sheepdogs in advance?

Yes, pre-booking is essential. Please see our Demonstration Times and follow the link to request to book.


Do demonstrations run daily?

Yes, demonstrations are operated daily. At certain times of the year, we need to set aside additional time to tend to farm tasks. At these times, we may run a reduced schedule. You can find our schedule here.

How do I book a visit to Atlantic Sheepdogs?

Booking is very simple! Please see our Demonstration Times here and select the demonstration you would like to book. From there, you can follow the link to request to book and we will email your confirmation within 24 hours.

Alternatively, you can call us on 085 7622627 to organise your visit.

What if there is not a demonstration time in the calendar to suit my travel plans?

Note that additional demonstrations are added subject to demand. So, if you cannot find a suitable demonstration time in our calendar to suit your travel plans, please feel free to contact us or call us on +353 85 7622627. We will try our very best to accommodate your needs.


How long do demonstrations last?

Demonstrations last about one hour, maybe a little longer as we like to encourage questions and participation from guests.

What is the cost of attending a demonstration?

The fee is €15 per adult and €5 per child.

Tour companies and guides are advised to contact us regarding group rates.

Do you have card facilities?

On the day of your demonstration, you can pay with cash or card; whichever suits you best.

Alternatively, you can pay via the Vouchers portal of our website.

Who or what age is the experience best suited to?

This is an experience for all ages; from tiny tots right up to 99 and over!

We have had owners of large ranches and we have had folks who have never seen a sheep before – and all have thankfully loved their time on the farm with us!

How early should I arrive ahead of my pre-booked experience?

We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes ahead of your experience.

What happens if it is raining or windy?

We put Martin out into the field and keep everyone else cosy inside our spacious viewing gallery! wink

No need to worry too much about the weather as we have a large, panoramic viewing gallery to protect against the elements.

See below – What should I wear? 

What should I wear?

In Ireland, it is always advisable to dress for the four seasons! 😊

In spring and summer time, it is best to have some sunscreen and a rain coat with you.

While in autumn and winter time, it is best to wrap up with some warm layers, a hat and hooded jacket.

The paths are all finished in fine gravel or concrete so boots or wellingtons are not required.

What facilities are available on site?

There is ample car and coach parking available on site.

Restrooms are on site also.

Unfortunately, while the experience is accessible for those with mobility difficulties, our restrooms are not accessible by wheelchair.

Visit our Things to Do in Sligo page for tips on some really great places to eat closeby to us.

Is the experience suitable for an individual with mobility difficulties?

Absolutely. The paths are all finished in fine gravel or concrete and can be travelled on easily with mobility aids and wheelchairs.

While the experience is accessible for those with mobility difficulties, our restrooms are unfortunately not accessible by wheelchair.

I am not part of a group. Can I still book to attend a demonstration?

Absolutely. Please see our calendar of demonstrations to book your visit.

Can I bring my dog with me to the demonstration?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs into the viewing shelter as there are usually some very protective mother sheep in there along with their baby lambs.

What is there to do in Sligo?

Well, after a visit to our Sheepdog Experience at Atlantic Sheepdogs, you will surely want to experience more of our native Sligo.

Visit our Things to Do in Sligo page for more tips.

What is there to do in Sligo on a rainy day?

With a spacious viewing gallery to keep guests cosy no matter the weather, Atlantic Sheepdogs is the perfect visitor attraction on a rainy day!

Where can I find your reviews?

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