Kissane Sheep Farm


Family Activities Near Kenmare

Visitors can experience the hard work on Kissane Sheep Farm in Kenmare Co. Kerry by watching sheepdog demonstrations, helping out on the farm and feeding pet lambs. There are also three marked mountain walks with magnificent views, thus an excellent choice for family activities near Kenmare.


Kissane Sheep Farm, is a traditional, working sheep farm with approximately 1000 mountain sheep and hundreds of lambs. The farm is run by John and Anne Kissane, 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 enjoying the farm and the family activities near kenmare.

Families can experience the hard work on the farm by watching sheepdog demonstrations, where sheepdogs gather the sheep in the mountainous terrain of the farm and herd them into a sheep yard. Furthermore by learning about sheep shearing at a demonstrations during the shearing season. Try shearing yourself while John holds the sheep for you, or help bottle feed and cuddle the pet lambs. Nearby there are marked mountain walks with beautiful views of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the Black Valley and as well as a Puzzle Walk and a Treasure Trail.

You can get involved and adopt a sheep and help preserve this Irish heritage of sheep in the mountains.


 Open from March to October with demonstration times on their website.

  •  Adults €7.00 
  • Senior Citizens/students €6.00
  • Child over 5 €5.00
  • Child under 5 Free



Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll’s Gap, Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland. V93 D621


087 260 0410