2019 Riding Vacations In Connemara, Ireland

Here is our current list of trailriding vacations in Connemara, Ireland – 2019

Winner of Best Travel Experience Worldwide – Equestrian Living Magazine

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

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – April 6th – 12th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – April 13th – April 19th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – April 20th  – April 26th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – April 27th  – May 3rd

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 4th  – May 10th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 11th –May 17th – some places left

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 18th – 24th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 25th – 31st

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – June 1st – June 7th – some places left

7 Day Cross Country Clinic – June 8th  – June 14th – some places left

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – June 15th – June 21st  – some places left

Women Only – 7 day trailriding  -June 22nd – 29th – SOLD OUT!!

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – June 29th – July 5th

 Women Only – 7 day trailriding July 6th – July 12th– SOLD OUT!!

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 13th – July 19th  

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 20th – July 26th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 27th – August 2nd

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 3rd – August 9th

Dublin Horse Show Special – August 10th – August 16th

Women Only – 7 day trailriding  -August 17th – August 23rd  SOLD OUT!!

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 24th – August 30th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 24th – August 30th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 31st – September 6th

Women Only – 7 day trailriding September 7th – September 13th  SOLD OUT!!

*Other dates available on request. Minimum group size is 4 for out of season bookings (March, April, May, September)

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