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Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

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Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 90 974 5246
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Wonderfuf Hidden Gem - Magical in every way

What a wonderful oasis of tranquillity and peacefulness that has been created with such a labour of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
roisin7
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dublin ireland
Magical

We didn't quite know what to expect at a riding centre as non-riders and donkey-walking novices... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
zureich2017
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Konstanz, Germany
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't quite know what to expect at a riding centre as non-riders and donkey-walking novices - would a week in this remote place feel lost, lonely, too much (or too little)? It was none of these, even though it was a very wet week...More

Thank zureich2017
EstherandTeam, Manager at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Christine. Thank you for such lovely feedback. We have been working very hard to create a destination for non-riding guests as well as riders and love to hear that you had such a wonderful time here. We hope to see you again, for longer...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It was difficult to get in contact with the centre. There was no response to a message on the website, the phone was not being answered, I wasn't called back after leaving a voicemailmessage. When I called for the third time, I was asked to...More

Thank Ilonca V
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had our wedding here last month, it was an amazing place with fantastic food. Tracie, our wedding planner was great to work with. The kids all had a fantastic time too as they were kept entertained. We went for a lovely walk in the...More

Thank Nicola O
EstherandTeam, Owner at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Nicola. Thank you for leaving us a lovely comment. Your family and guests were delightful and we are happy you enjoyed your day. We hope married life is treating you very well!

Reviewed 1 August 2017

I went here as part of a hen and was extremely disappointed in the experience. We arrived excited to go glamping and ended up being put in a dirty, messy house sharing with the staff. Not only was this so un-customer-centric but unfair on the...More

Thank BethDub
EstherandTeam, Manager at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Beth, I am very sorry to see such a negative review on our page. I was the receptionist on duty when you checked-in and I remember there being confusion amongst the hens as most seemed prepared for a weekend of glamping, but that is...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We spent an afternoon here, and our two girls ages 5 and 6 loved it. They did not want to leave. This place brings the magic of Ireland to life with the Enchanted Forest, pony rides, and a whimsical arts and crafts area. The organic...More

Thank Gtravelgirl
EstherandTeam, Admin at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Gtravelgirl! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are over the moon that you and the children had a wonderful time! See you again soon!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

I visited with my Mum and 2 sisters and it was just so charming. The food was phenomenal, the staff lovely, the scenery absolutely gorgeous and of course the horses were beautiful. We walked through the enchanted forest (we found this magical even as adults,...More

Thank Cazzabellegirl
EstherandTeam, Administration at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you all had an amazing time here. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stayed for a week on a family riding holiday with a total of app. 18 hrs of riding. This was our first family (kids age 8 and 9) trip to Ireland. We wanted to have a family riding holiday and at the same time...More

Thank Jesper T
EstherandTeam, Administrator at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Jesper T, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is heart warming to hear how much you loved your stay and the activities. I will pass on your recommendation to have the plan made sooner, although that can be...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Poorly run, low on customer service, main house accommodation OK (just) but the lodges & glamping cabin are poorly maintained ... not at all like the website images. No staff to maintain the kitchen, no options for dinner menu, food was cold and badly presented...More

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wonderful few days at the Slieve Aughty Centre. Fabulous location, so peaceful and immersed in nature. Welcoming and efficient staff. Beautiful food, fantastic for country walks as well as the horseriding. Had a beautiful evening sat round the fire pit. And another equally excellent evening...More

1  Thank Bunny Q
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