2020 Riding Vacations In Connemara, Ireland

Here is our current list of trailriding vacations in Connemara, Ireland – 2020

Winner of Best Travel Experience Worldwide – Equestrian Living Magazine

Our season runs from March to Mid-October

3 Day Ride Wine & Dine Midweek Trips at Renvyle House Hotel & Resort – Various Dates in April 2020.

(Minimum group sizes apply)

3 Day Ride Wine & Dine Weekend Trips at Curra Farm Hotel & Resort – Various Dates – April 2020

(Minimum group sizes apply)


7 Day Trailriding Vacation – Saturday May 2nd   – Friday May 8th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 9th –May 15th

Adult Pony Camp – May 16th – May 20th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 23rd – May 29th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 30th – June 5th

The Smart Equestrian 7 Day Adventure – June 6th  – June 12th – Only 2 places left

The Smart Equestrian 7 Day Adventure – June 13th  – June 19th – SOLD OUT 

Women Only – 7 day Trailriding Vacation June 20th  – June 26th –  SOLD OUT

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – June 27th – July 3rd

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

Dublin Horse Show Trailriding Vacation – July 11th – July 17th – ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 18th – July 24th

Women Only – 7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 25th – July 31st – SOLD OUT 

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 1st – August 7th – only a few places left

7 Day Trailriding Vacation –  August 8th – August 14th – SOLD OUT

Connemara Pony Festival – 7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 15th – August 21st

Women Only – 7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 22nd – August 28th – SOLD OUT

Julie Goodnight 7 Day Retreat & Clinic – August 29th – September 4th

Julie Goodnight 7 Day Retreat & Clinic – September 5th- September 11th 

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – September 12th- September 18th 

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – September 19th – September 25th – only a few places left

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – September 26th – October 2nd 

*Other dates and shorter vacations 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