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Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

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Address: Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 90 974 5246
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10:00 - 19:00
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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monaghan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Brought kids 6 & 5 here today, we all went on the pony led 40 min trek, we also did the enchanted woods. Really enjoyed the trek, very relaxed athmosphere, even though its shorter than the 40 mins advertised. But its actually long enough for this age group. Horses and ponies are gorgeous and our guide was Thomas who was... More 

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1 Thank Tish38
Esther Z, Owner at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We appreciate your review and we're delighted you enjoyed your time here. See you again soon! More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I went to the riding center for one week with my parents and siblings. We were really happy there, especially with meeting lots of young people. Everybody was very nice, the food was delicious and the riding program was cool too. I did cross country, something I had never tried before, and after being a little bit afraid at the... More 

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1 Thank misses_sunshine
Esther Z, Owner at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the holiday here. Come again soon! More 

Kildare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visited Slieve Aughty with the kids - brought the wellies and raincoats but the sun came out and, after a lovely intro by the girl at reception, headed off to the enchanted forest. The kids (13, 8,7,4 18months) loved the little packs with fairy dust, map etc. They were so excited trying to find all the doors and read the... More 

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2 Thank MrsSRD
Esther Z, Owner at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this review

You just described the exact experience we hope families to have when they come here! Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you had such a lovely time. See you soon we hope! More 

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