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AboutFound in the heart of Glenshesk, one of the nine Glens of Antrim, the townland of Dunfin is home to a traditional sheep farm in one of the most idyllic areas of the North Coast. Just 5 miles from Ballycastle and close to Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge and The Dark Hedges. The Devlin family have been farming sheep and beef cattle on this 400 acre hill farm for 3 generations and look forward to welcoming you to our farm.
All activities are based on our farm which is all on private land and is not open to the public. We take pride in the authenticity of our experiences. Guests will be hosted by knowledgeable friendly family members and not guides in small groups with personalised experiences.
Only available to pre booked guests, we do not have public open days so guests will not have to share their experience with anyone else. Our ideal group size would be from 2 - 20 people though we can cater for larger groups. Some experiences are for small groups only.
We offer a newly refurbished washroom and toilet facilities, reception area and car park / coach park beside two reception and demonstration indoor spaces. Refreshments are provided depending on the group size. Indoor shelter for demonstrations during wet days. Wellington boots or shoe covers are provided. Outdoor clothing recommended.
The Sheep Experience
Learn about the tradition of sheep farming in the glens of Antrim. Immerse yourself in a stunning ancient landscape of rolling hills and green wooded valleys. Help to gather the sheep, feed lambs in the spring or help with shearing in the summer months (May- September) and even try to command the sheepdog!
Learn about the dog’s relationship with the shepherd and the sheep and be amazed by agility and intelligence of the dog and how it reacts to the commands during a demonstration. Have a go shearing the sheep if you are brave enough!
Available March – November
Duration 1.5 hrs
2 – 20 people
Peat Cutting and Farm Walk
Enjoy a leisurely guided walk with the us along the rustic tracks passing ponds and visiting the peat bog, where you can have a go at traditional turf cutting using the turf spade to slice the peat and then throw it up onto the bank for drying.
The farm is an interesting mix of ice age sand and gravel hills and hollows filled with deep peat. These form different habitats within a short walking distance from each other. Frank will explain the different wildlife these habitats attract and share stories of the family and the farm over the generations during the walk.
This experience offers our guests time to talk to us, learn about family history, traditions and culture and enjoy the unspoilt landscape and nature all around
Available March – November
Duration 2 hours / 2 - 20 people
- Guided Tours Available
- Picnic Area
Children & Infants
- Baby changing facilities
- Accept coach parties
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- All major credit/debit cards accepted