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Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

#2 of 15 things to do in Loughrea Features Animals
Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 90 974 5246
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Horses, Ponies, Fairies and Art...everything for little girls

We spent an afternoon here, and our two girls ages 5 and 6 loved it. They did not want to leave... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mons, Belgium
An enchanting stay

I visited with my Mum and 2 sisters and it was just so charming. The food was phenomenal, the staff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 90 974 5246
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Bunny Q
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Very lovely place in the countryside and friendly instructors would recommend to anyone and would revisitMore

Thank Tracey K
Esther Z, Owner at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear Tracey, Thank you for leaving a review for us. We are delighted you enjoyed your time here and look forward to greeting you again in the future. You can visit us at www.slieveaughtycentre.com, email us on info@slieveaughtycentre.com or call 00353 90 9745246 if you...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We did a 3 day donkey walking holiday & it was absolutely brilliant. The scenery, walks and donkeys were cracking. You got to slow right down to the pace of John Willy & Hero (the donkeys) and enjoy a slower pace of life than you...More

Thank David M
Esther Z, Jenny at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, David. We were delighted to have you here and hope you come back some day!

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Found the place very quirky , rooms very clean with comfy beds, liked the organic chocolate , bar was a bit pricey , but enjoyed the wine , loved the indoor wedding venue very personal

Thank Bernie K
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After a google search, I saw what I was looking for, an Enchanted Forest for fairies. Exactly what my two daughters (10 & 7) requested during our trip to Ireland. Only an hours drive from Galway we were there! Once we arrived we met a...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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 👍

Thank vickykeane92
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