We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Birr Equestrian Centre

Features Animals
Kingsborough House | Fortal, Birr, Ireland
+353 87 244 5545
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Relaxing Ride through the Slieve Bloom Mountains

My husband and I booked a two-hour trekking tour with Birr Equestrian Centre, which started from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ALD376
,
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Fantastic Place

What a great place We took Iris our 6 year old niece there whilst on holiday. Maeve was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
theresedavis
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 30 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Birr Equestrian Centre has been catering for riders and horse enthusiasts for over thirty five years under the direction of Noel Cosgrave and his team of dedicated instructors. The centre is open 7 days a week to cater for your every need and there are a range of services from entertainment to sales and breeding. Birr Equestrian Centre is A.I.R.E. and Board Failte approved and all instructors are certified by the British Horse Society. Located in the Midlands we offer riding lessons; cross country treks and tuition; hourly, half day and full day trekking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains; trekking holidays in conjunction with local accommodation providers; pony camps and much much more! Carriage Driving, Archery, Laser Shooting and Clay Pigeon Shooting are also available on site.
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Kingsborough House | Fortal, Birr, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 87 244 5545
Write a Review
Reviews (30)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a two-hour trekking tour with Birr Equestrian Centre, which started from Kinnitty Castle and went all over the network of trails through the beautiful Slieve Bloom mountains. We absolutely loved it! It was husbands very first time on a horse...More

Thank ALD376
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us on the Slieve Blooms! Come back soon!!

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a great place We took Iris our 6 year old niece there whilst on holiday. Maeve was fantastic with all the children How nice to see someone so encouraging It was well run and really reasonably priced We look forward to returning soon.

Thank theresedavis
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we are delighted that Iris enjoyed her time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon! :)

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about the staff and horses at this equestrian center. Set on 100 acres just outside town, this center offers lessons and treks on the farm or up to the Slieve Bloom mountains in Kinnity. They did a wonderful job matching riders with...More

Thank katherine m
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to meeting you again soon.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Wow! One of my dreams while vacationing for my first time in Ireland was to do a horse trek through the beautiful countryside. Prior to the trip I corresponded with Laura. She made me feel very confident and answered all my questions. I booked a...More

1  Thank woohoostatecollege
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your lovely review we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, we look forward to your return!

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

On a solo trip from the states. Noel was a fantastic guide and tells great stories. He took me on a trail ride in the mountains and tailored it around my experience and wishes and I had a great ride. Go and visit them for...More

Thank Bridget Q
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Bridget, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our mountain trek!! Thanks for your lovely review and maybe you will come back to visit again soon!

Reviewed 7 August 2016

We went for a mountain trail ride and the views were amazing. As an experienced rider, it was nice to have a horse that didn't just follow the trail. The trails are very hilly and muddy. Although the guide offered us the opportunity to trot,...More

Thank ribar1en
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are delighted to hear you had a positive experience and hopefully you will be back to join us really soon!!! :)

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to bring the kids to learn how to ride horses. The staff are lovely, especially Maeve - loads of patience and very practical. Our kids are 9,7&5 and they just love going every week and have just started a week...More

Thank Graham K
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Graham, Thank you for your lovely review we really appreciate you taking the time to review your experiences!! We hope that your children will be riding with us for many more years.

Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was really impressed with the team at Birr Equestrian Centre who not only provided a really fun afternoon for my extended family but also were extremely helpful and accommodating. As a group of 11 people of ages ranging from 9-70 it was always going...More

Thank Kenyo3d
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

We are so thrilled to read your lovely review!! Thank you so much!! We look forward to seeing you all again really soon!! :)

Reviewed 21 July 2016

So there we were, 4 ladies from the US horseback riding our way across Ireland this past June. Birr Equestrian is a short ride from Dublin. We met up at Kinnitty Castle, mounted up and off we headed up into the Slieve Bloom Mountains around...More

1  Thank ekw12533
Birr Equestrian C, Manager at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review!! I have passed on your lovely comments to all the team!! Please come back and visit really soon!! :)

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We bring our 4 yr old girl she loves it she cannot wait to start lessons there. Everyone there are very welcoming

Thank Sallybe
Birr Equestrian C, Owner at Birr Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thanks so much for your lovely review!! We look forward to teaching your daughter for many years to come!! :)

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Flynn's Bar & restaurant
74 reviews
1.05 km away
Spinners
187 reviews
10.68 km away
Killeens Pub
141 reviews
11.66 km away
The Vinehouse Kitchen
6 reviews
1.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
J.J. Hough's Singing Pub
26 reviews
1.04 km away
Birr Castle Gardens
626 reviews
10.45 km away
Luker's Bar
66 reviews
11.76 km away
Clonmacnoise
745 reviews
15.94 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Birr Equestrian Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit