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Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

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Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 90 974 5246
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Thank you for making my event so successful

I recently organized an equestrian event using Slieve Aughty's facilities. I had 42 riders and 25... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cassie O
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Quin, Ireland
Great day out!

A great place for a family outing. This has a mix of things ... small kids play area, pony rides... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
learnernexplorer
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Ireland
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cross country” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Ireland
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+353 90 974 5246
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"arts and crafts"
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"equestrian centre"
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"face painting"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently organized an equestrian event using Slieve Aughty's facilities. I had 42 riders and 25 volunteers at the venue. Some were staying in the accommodation, others glamping and camping and some off site. Horses were in stables, corralling and commuting. Your organization of everyone's...More

Thank Cassie O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a family outing. This has a mix of things ... small kids play area, pony rides, fairy garden, Park, coloring, face painting... One can easily spend 2-4 hours based on their interests. Resturant needs a special mention. Food is prepared from...More

Thank learnernexplorer
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

My family and I stayed at Slieve Aughty for three nights at the end of January. We stayed in one of the beautiful wood cabins in the gardens of the hotel. It was a perfect, relaxing holiday: The cabin had a kitchen so we cooked...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful return visit to the beautiful Slieve Aughty! Our two boys, aged 4 and 9, absolutely loved their Santa experience. We had an entertaining, enjoyable and relaxing visit. All is organised so well and the staff are friendly, courteous and so kind. We loved seeing...More

Thank marie H
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EstherandTeam, Front Office Manager at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thanks Marie and we are delighted you enjoyed the day!

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We had a super time in all! The staff were very friendly and pleasant. We loved their horses and had a great time trekking! We also relaxed after in the restaurant on site and so much fun!😄 Thank you!! UL Equestrian Club 🐴🐴🐴

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EstherandTeam, Front Office Manager at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you and it was great to have you!

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Wonderful relaxing stay, I traveled there last Saturday with my two sisters, niece, daughter (who was celebrating her 12th birthday the reason for the stay) and 4 horses ! When we arrived we rode our horse out along the amazing forest trials and also some...More

Thank erin b
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EstherandTeam, Front Office Manager at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Hi Erin, Thank you so much for the feedback and when the rain and snow stops we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I recently visited Slieve Aughty center AGAIN! Its my favorite place to bring my horse for B&B for both of us. This trip I went with my sisters and nieces. Our horses are super comfortable and there is loads of space. We rented one horse...More

1  Thank Cassie O
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EstherandTeam, Front Office Manager at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

See you again soon and thanks!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot for a walk, great cross country course for horse riders and the food is good too. Home grown veggies and juices, and outdoor pizza ovens and hot tubs.. what more can you ask for..?!

Thank Dara G
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EstherandTeam, Reception at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you, Dara. We love to hear what you loved about your experience and we hope you return soon!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to just chill and chat.Food was spot on every time visited. Staff are helpful and friendly and place was spotless. Great place to go when you want to get away from it all.More

Thank Pauline L
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EstherandTeam, Reception at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hi Pauline. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We love to hear about people coming here to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. It's important to stop, sit, eat, drink, and relax! See you and your...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

What a wonderful oasis of tranquillity and peacefulness that has been created with such a labour of love by the owner and her team. 4 star comfort and cleanliness with an ethos of sustainability evident in all that is there. Friendly and helpful staff and...More

Thank roisin7
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EstherandTeam, Reception at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hi Roisin, Such kind words, thank you. Esther, the owner, has put her heart and soul into this place from the moment she stepped foot in Ireland in the 70's. We are so happy that you loved your experience here and took so much from...More

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