As Irish as it gets on our St Patricks Day Escape 15th – 18th March
What could be better than spending St Patrick’s Day in Ireland? How about, spending St Patrick’s Day in Connemara?
How about, spending St Patrick’s Day in Connemara?
Or better still, spending 4 days in Connemara, riding Connemara Ponies, immersing yourself in all things Irish, and riding one of our ponies at the parade on our St Patricks Day Escape – 15th – 18th March!
The Connemara Equestrian Escapes St Patrick’s Break promises a lively mix of horse-riding, music, culture and ‘craic’ (fun) over 3 nights and 4 days, based in Curra Farm, our own farmhouse, on the shores of Lough Corrib.
You’ll arrive on March 15th and be introduced to your equine partner.
We’ll spend some time in the large, enclosed sand arena making sure you are the perfect match before heading out around the grounds for a short hack.
Next we’ll pay a visit to nearby Connemara Marble Factory before enjoying a well-earned dinner.
The next morning, we’ll explore the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way on horseback before paying a visit to Brigit’s Garden. That evening, we’ll enjoy dinner and a music session in the nearby village of Moycullen, gateway to Connemara.
St Patrick’s Day will be busy because we will be preparing the ponies for display at the local St. Patrick’s Day parade, and you will be riding one of them!
You’ll have the opportunity to soak up the unique atmosphere and enjoy the music, dancing and craic before, during and after dinner!
St Patricks Day Escape 15th- 18th March promises Connemara Ponies, Irish culture and history, and plenty of 'craic' (fun).Expect exploring on horseback, learning about the unique features of the area and experiencing what it's really like to be Irish on St Patrick's Day by participating in the local parade riding one of our Connemara Ponies.
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.