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Knockillaree Riding Centre

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Address: Rusheeny Road, Cregg | Connemara, Galway, Oughterard, Ireland
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+353 87 960 4517

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An absolute must do while on the west coast!

My boyfriend and I decided to book a trail ride to get the true feel for the Connemara-and we are so glad we went with knockillaree! Roger was warm and friendly and had remarkable... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to book a trail ride to get the true feel for the Connemara-and we are so glad we went with knockillaree! Roger was warm and friendly and had remarkable running commentary of the area we were traveling in. All the horses were clearly well looked after and their behavior out on trail was a testament... More 

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Temecula, CA
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6 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place to us. We did the tour with another couple, so it was just the 4 of us and the owner, Roger. Most of us were beginners and Roger was very patient with us; even gave us a quick lesson before we left. During our trek he went over the history of Connemara and took the... More 

Thank RTravels143
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a trek with Roger very last minute. He initially said 1:30pm but called a couple hours later and notified us he was running slightly behind and pushed us back to 2pm. Not a big deal at all. We got there and quickly hopped on some awesome horses, Jim and Dandy D. While riding, Roger talked about the history... More 

Thank Eric D
Middletown, Delaware
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1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Sitting in a nearby Ireland Pub on a late Wednesday night our family decided to go horseback riding before ending our family vacation. The bartender Pat from Power's Pub highly recommend Knockillaree Riding Center. I went on Facebook and found their page. I tried my luck and messaged them with no hopes of getting a response.. Before I could even... More 

Thank Lesty2Lips
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Roger was very welcoming and kind! Beautiful ride with beautiful horses^^ Wonderful landscape! Roger explained us connemara history it was very interesring, we learned a lot! Thanks for evergthing! Thanks to Laura too!

Thank Crusti C
Big Sky, Montana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were able to book a 90 minute ride the evening before we wanted to go. Roger was great and provided us with plenty of local lore as well as a great lunch recommendation, horses were very sweet and the ride was just challenging enough to keep it interesting! Would definitely do again!

Thank mrf215
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Roger was so helpful and flexible - fitting us in on short notice for a pony trek with our first-time 7 and 8 year old riders. The ride was amazing - great ponies that were just right for the kids, helpful guidance, and beautiful scenery. Overall a great experience.

Thank MSA18
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We booked the activity the day before without thinking it could be that amazing. We arrived in the morning while it was booked in the afternoon and Roger managed to let us ride at the moment we arrived. Roger doesnt only bring you on a ride with Horses, he is passionate by his country and region. He will explain you... More 

Thank Janice K
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Roger was kind enough to squeeze in time for our two teenagers (beginner riders) who were dying to give horseback riding a try. They had an amazing experience. Roger and his family took the girls out and gave a fantastic lesson while trekking through an amazing countryside. The girls really enjoyed it and are looking forward to going back. Highly... More 

Thank BarbaraSmith617
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I took a 2 hour trip for intermediate/advanced riders and was very happy with it. Roger is knowledgeable about the area and has a good storytelling approach to guiding. The horses were in great condition, appropriate for the experience levels in the group, and all Irish breeds (Connemara and Irish Tinker), making it a pretty purely Irish trail ride! Roger... More 

Thank Kate H

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