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Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

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Address: Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Ireland
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+353 90 974 5246
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Slieve Aughty Riding Centre in the west of Ireland offers horse riding and...

Slieve Aughty Riding Centre in the west of Ireland offers horse riding and donkey walking, kids birthday parties, and pony rides for seasonal festivals or for the fun! The centre's 25 horses and ponies are suitable for everything from the nervous beginner to the advanced rider. Facilities include a 30x50 all weather outdoor arena, cross country course, and miles of trails for scenic treks. Beside the riding centre is The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen, where you can grab a bite to eat after your ride or stay the night as part of a package riding holiday. Ponies carry children to the Enchanted Forest and back, and riding can be booked by the hour or by the day.

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Walking with a Donkey - Post to Post

We did a 3 day donkey walking holiday & it was absolutely brilliant. The scenery, walks and donkeys were cracking. You got to slow right down to the pace of John Willy & Hero (the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a 3 day donkey walking holiday & it was absolutely brilliant. The scenery, walks and donkeys were cracking. You got to slow right down to the pace of John Willy & Hero (the donkeys) and enjoy a slower pace of life than you may be used to (We're Londoners) Big, big shout out to the staff who are... More 

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Esther Z, Jenny at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, David. We were delighted to have you here and hope you come back some day! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found the place very quirky , rooms very clean with comfy beds, liked the organic chocolate , bar was a bit pricey , but enjoyed the wine , loved the indoor wedding venue very personal

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Thank Bernie K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

After a google search, I saw what I was looking for, an Enchanted Forest for fairies. Exactly what my two daughters (10 & 7) requested during our trip to Ireland. Only an hours drive from Galway we were there! Once we arrived we met a friendly staff, who asked my girls " Would you like to go for a pony... More 

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Thank Robin F
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem ...what a magical place ...friendly staff ..gorgeous food ..very scenic...would highly recommend ...quant cute cottage s as well as rooms to stay in ..so glad we were introduced to this place 👍

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Thank vickykeane92
Dublin, California
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Just back from a weekend of Yoga at Slieve Aughty. What a magical venue. Suitable for people who love eco farms, wholesome food and an a place with an authentic love of mother earth. I'd say it is kiddies heaven. Food was superb, staff were accomodating and friendly. Rooms were super clean, fun eceltic style but really tastful. We had... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I found this wondrous location while searching for camping locations around Loughrea and I can definitively say I was not disappointed. For us, we had never gone camping before but it was the one request my son had for his summer holidays. We were greeted on arrival by exceptionally friendly staff and given a brief tour of the location. Once... More 

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Thank DeeFlynn
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We have been horse riding here numerous times and for meals.... the place is fabulous and relaxing and they do beautiful pizza parties!

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Thank killeen2015
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The tourist office in Portumna gave us the details for the riding school and it was really super. The horses and ponies are gorgeous and our guide was really nice. Definitely recommended.

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Thank Thomas S
monaghan
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location and very friendly staff ,so much to do .Breakfast was a veritable feast couldn't eat till the afternoon it was so filling( I must find out the cinnamon French bread recipe!) The honesty bar was a fantastic idea the Trappist beer was a personal favourite.we enjoyed it so much we're talking about booking for next year

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Thank skybluestu
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had such a fantastic overnight stay here. The food was so delicious, staff very friendly and helpful. Plenty to entertain young kids!

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