Dingle Horseriding Trail Options
Dingle Horse Riding offers a variety of riding options ; We accommodate beginners in search of a fun and memorable introduction to horse riding, to advanced riders searching for exciting and challenging rides in open countryside.
This very beautiful Shamrock trail takes us up into the hills behind Dingle with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and its rugged off-shore Islands overlooking the most westerly point in Europe. Experienced riders enjoy the canter tracks while beginners take the more scenic route at a leisurely pace. This trail is relaxed rather than challenging.
Cost: €100 per person, approx 2 hours depending on pace.
Monday: Booking is essential.
* This is NOT a Beach Ride.
Our Half Day & Full Day Trail Options:
From Dingle Horse Riding we cross Kilfountain River and Cnoc an Ghóigin Mountain taking in breathtaking views of the Atlantic coastline and the Brandon Mountain Range to the ancient Gallarus Oratory, Ireland’s best persevered and most iconic 12th Century church. After exploring the oratory we take a short break at Gallarus’ Café an tSéipéilín, we highly recommend Kathleen’s apple pie and cream too – it’s delicious! From here we have magnificent views of The Three Sisters and Ceann Sibeal. Forging ahead then, we continue our trail on to Muiríoch Beach to enjoy an exhilarating gallop.
Please note that you will be splashed and possibly end up wet by the end of this trail – we have had no complaints as it’s invigorating and exciting but please do wear easy-dry breeches to ensure your comfort and warmth.
Cost: €210 per person, approx. 3.5 – 4 hours depending on pace.
Times: This trail is weather and tide dependent thus times change daily.
* Find & Book your Preferred Riding Date HERE.
We have a wonderful variety of trails situated on Dingle’s spectacular Peninsula. The trails we use allow us to to meander along the Pilgrim’s Route, follow scenic shorelines and bohareens (small single track lanes), and to gallop across beautiful sandy beaches. Routes vary according to weather (please see sample routes below) and rides that include the beach are tide-dependent, thus departure times change regularly. Please be aware that you may be splashed and possibly end up wet on some of these trails – we get no complaints as it’s invigorating and exciting, but do wear easy-dry breeches, to ensure your comfort and warmth.
We stop along the way at local pubs, cafés and museums depending on the route. At the café beside the ancient Gallarus Oratory (Ireland’s best persevered and most iconic 12th Century church), Kathleen’s homemade apple pie and cream is delicious! Or try Nora’s superb seafood chowder at Murphy’s pub in Ballyferriter. At Ventry we visit Paídi Ó’Sé’s Pub – try their locally caught and deliciously fresh fish and chips! Of course a glass of Guinness or Irish Coffee is a welcome treat after the ride! At Dingleactivities in Ballydavid we recommend TP’s Seafood Platter or take some time out here relaxing and replenishing the muscles in Spá Atlantach seaweed bath’s.
Cost: €300 per person – approx 6 hours, depending on chosen trail & pace.
Times: These trails are weather and tide dependent thus times change daily.
- Sample Route 1 : Ventry/Cathair Bo Sine – From Dingle Horse Riding we trace the coastline overlooking Dingle Harbour before veering inland to follow the Pilgrim’s Route through the bohareen at Cathair bó Sine overlooking Lord Ventry’s Estate. From the harbour village of Ventry, we head for an exhilarating gallop on the beach before lunch. Afterwards we follow the strand towards Killmackaedar through the beautiful countryside and green roads of the West Kerry Gaeltacht.
- Sample Route 2 : Muiríoch – On this ride we head to the most westerly mainland point in Europe towards Smerwick Harbour (the site of much of the filming for Ryan’s Daughter). Here we have our first gallops of the day on Muiríoch and Beal Ban beaches with fantastic views of the Three Sisters and Ceann Sibeal. We proceed to the village of Ballyferriter, pausing on the way to visit the ancient Gallarus Oratory (a 12th Century church).
- Sample Route 3 : Dingle to Dunquin – As above we begin by heading to the most westerly mainland point in Europe towards Smerwick Harbour (the site of much of the filming for Ryan’s Daughter). We gallop the beautiful sandy beaches of Muiríoch and Beal Ban with fantastic views of the Three Sisters and Ceann Sibeal. After lunch we head for a gallop along a grassy track to the top of the mountain overlooking The Blasket Islands, Dunquin and Clogher Beach taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.
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