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Kerry Mountain Sheep Farm

Kissane Sheep Farm is a traditional, working sheep farm with approximately 1.000 mountain sheep and hundreds of lambs. The farm is run by John Kissane and his son, Sean, as it has been run by the family for the last 150 years. In May 2005, the farm was opened for visitors to enjoy and to learn about sheep farming in Ireland. Many groups and individuals have since visited the farm enjoying its activities:

• Sheepdog Demonstrations
See our skilled Border Collies Rounding up the Sheep
• Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
See the Sheep being Shorn
A view from the Kissane Sheep Farm
A view north from the Kissane Sheep Farm looking over Eirk Bog into the Black Valley
Even the sheep prefer our paved tarmac.
Even the sheep prefer our paved tarmac.
Sheepdog Demonstrations
Max at work
Max shows his expertise in herding the sheep without spooking them during a sheep dog demonstration.
Guests watching a sheep dog demonstration
Visitors to the farm can clearly see the dogs and the shepherd at work during a sheep dog demonstration. During inclement weather, a shelter (out of view to the left) provides relative comfort to the guests.
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
John Kissane at work
John Kissane shows how to safely and efficiently remove the fleece from one of his sheep during a shearing demonstration.
Visitors watching a sheep shearing demonstration
A group of visitors sit comfortably inside the barn located near the entrance to the farm.and watch the shearing demonstration.

Ring of Kerry
Kissane Sheep Farm is located on the famous Ring of Kerry (N71). The famous panorama of Moll’s Gap is in the middle of the land, overlooking the farm and its sheep.

Adopt a Sheep
On Kissane Sheep Farm you can adopt a sheep. In doing so you help preserve the Irish heritage of sheep in the mountains of the scenic area of Moll’s Gap. In return for their support, Adoptive Parents have free entrance to the farm. Click here if you want to know more about Adopt a Sheep.

— John and Sean Kissane

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RTE News
Friday, 8 April 2011
George Lee visited Kissane Sheep Farm and reported on our Farm, the Adopt A Sheep programme, and how we are contributing to Irish tourism.
RTE Television - The Business
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RTE News
Friday, 26 February 2010
RTÉ's Joan O'Sullivan visited Kissane Sheep Farm and reported on our Farm and on the Adopt A Sheep programme.
RTE News Nationwide
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