2018 Calendar Of Riding Events In Connemara, Ireland

Here is our current list of trailriding vacations in Connemara, Ireland

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Our season runs from March to Mid-October

St. Patricks Festival – ride in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! 4/7 day options from March 15th – SOLD OUT

Easter Special – 3 day trailriding April 3rd – April 5th  – SOLD OUT

Chris Irwin Clinic – April 6th – 12th

Culinary Special  – 3 day gourmet chef food & wine trailriding weekend April 13th – April 15th

Eventing Clinic/Trailriding Vacation – April 16th – April 22nd

Eventing Clinic/Trailriding Vacation – April 23rd  – April 29th

Eventing Clinic/Trailriding Vacation – April 30th  – May 6th

Mother’s Day – 7 day trailriding May 9thth –May 15th – some places left

Eventing Clinic/Trailriding Vacation – 7 day trailriding May 18th – 24th

Barn friends/Friends Reunion – 7 day trailriding May 25th – 31st

Barn Friends/Friends Reunion – 7 day trailriding June 1st – June 7th – some places left

Barn Friends/Friends Reunion – 7 day trailriding June 16th – June 22nd – some places left

Women Only – 7 day trailriding June 23rd – 29th – SOLD OUT!!

Graduation Celebration/Mother & Daughter – 6 day trailriding June 30th – July 5th

Graduation Celebration/Mother & Daughter – 7 day trailriding July 6th – July 12th

Women Only – 7 day trailriding July 14th  – July 20th  – SOLD OUT!!

Barn friends/Friends Reunion – 7 day trailriding July 21st – July 27th

Women Only – 7 day trailriding July 28th  – August 3rd  – SOLD OUT!!

Dublin Horse Show Special – August 8th – August 14thonly 3 places left

Women Only – 7 day trailriding August 18th – August 24th  – SOLD OUT!!

Barn Friends/Friends Reunion – Julie Goodnight Clinic August 25th – August 30th

Eventing Clinic – August 31st – September 6th – 4 places left

Barn Friends/Friends Reunion – 7 day trailriding September 7th – September 13th

Barn Friends/Friends Reunion – 7 day trailriding September 15th – September 21st

Barn Friends/Friends Reunion – 7 day trailriding September 22nd – 28th

*October dates available on request

Rusty riders & improvers welcome. All we ask is that you take at least 4 English Style lessons with your trainer within 2 months of your arrival to us.

Love horses but don’t want to ride?

  • Ask about our Equine assisted wellness retreats – no riding involved but plenty of horseplay!

Your partner with no interest in horses?We get this all the time! Just let us know what your partner likes and we will plan an itinerary around his/her interests and we will work out a non-rider rate!

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Not too hot and not too cold – you'll find Ireland's climate just right!

In Ireland, everyone talks about the weather. Whether it's discussing the direction of the rain from a supermarket doorway, or musing that it's 75°F in March from a bar counter. Irish weather can be unpredictable, so we like to discuss it. A lot! Ireland's climate is influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, it doesn’t have the extreme temperatures that other countries at similar latitude would have. The average temperature is a mild 50°F. A major warm ocean current called the North Atlantic Drift keeps sea temperatures mild too. Hills and mountains, mainly around the coast of Connemara, shelter the rest of the island from strong winds coming off the ocean. So while the weather can be changeable – it's rarely extreme.

The seasons: spring and summer

In spring (February to April), the average highest temperatures range from 46 to 54°F, with April considered particularly pleasant. In summer (May to July), the averages for highest temperatures are between 64 and 68°F. The warmest months, July and August, get about 18 hours of daylight and it gets dark only after 11pm. Hence the well-worn phrase in Ireland; "sure there's a grand stretch in the evenings".

The seasons: autumn and winter

In autumn, (August to October) highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F. September is considered a mild, temperate month. Winter air temperatures inland normally reach 46°F, while the coldest months are January and February. The temperature drops below freezing intermittently, and apart from a few freak cold snaps, snow is scarce.

When to visit Ireland

There's no such thing as a perfect time to visit Ireland. The summer months are considered high season for visitors. They come for the long sunny evenings, parks in full bloom and eating al fresco in cafés. And of course in summer, there are festivals around every corner. Autumn and spring are mid-seasons for travelers. You'll enjoy kicking bronze-burnished leaves about in autumn, while spring sees nature kick into gear and flowers blossom. As for winter, a walk through a national park on a clear, crisp winter's day can mean seeing nature at its most impressive.
A little video explaining Ireland's Weather