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Knockillaree Riding Centre

#1 of 10 things to do in Oughterard Features Animals
Rusheeny Road, Cregg | Connemara, Galway, Oughterard, Ireland
+353 87 960 4517
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One of the highlights of our trip!

My friend and I had a great time on our 90-minute horseback trek! Roger, our guide, was wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joan W
Great Ride!

My wife and I wanted to do some horseback riding during our honeymoon and saw Knockillaree. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas B
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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
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“pony trek” (7 reviews)
“my boyfriend” (8 reviews)
“hour ride” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Rusheeny Road, Cregg | Connemara, Galway, Oughterard, Ireland
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+353 87 960 4517
Reviews (209)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a great time on our 90-minute horseback trek! Roger, our guide, was wonderful. He imparted so much interesting information about the area—both geological and historical and has a great sense of humor. Our horses were lovely—calm and sweet. The horse...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted to do some horseback riding during our honeymoon and saw Knockillaree. The landscape was beautiful and the history lesson kept you wanted to learn more. Roger was funny and energetic and made the trip fantastic. All and all, this is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful afternoon trotting and walking around the beautiful Connemara countryside with my pal on our trusty steeds Patch and Suilean (spelling??)Roger was brilliant... Informative, patient and great craic. Will definitely return. Has ignited a new passion. Makes me want to park up my car...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not your average plodding riding centre ponies. These are lovely animals and the ride out is made perfect by Roger's tales of history and geology of the landscape. Absolutely fascinating, humorous and highly entertaining! Thoroughly recommend this place. Can't praise them highly enough.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family (a group of nine!) had a great time on a 1 hour ride. Thanks to Roger, Laura, Tom, and to all the horses!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Our first experience with Roger and his team was extremely good. The emails I had sent from Colorado were answered very promptly and professionally. The correspondence while in Galway was again, very quick and informative. Our first ride was for 90 minutes, and the location...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on a 90 minute trek and having never ridden before, it appeared quite a daunting thing to take on. However, Roger and the other staff were fantastic and patient with us while we mounted the horses and got ready for...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

I am a student who is studying abroad from San Diego State and was staying in a hostel in Galway recently. I called up a couple of other places located a bit closer to Galway, and am glad that I found this centre. It was...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome tour and awesome guide. Took us on extremely short notice after another place cancelled on us. Beautiful scenery, knowledgeable guide, wonderful horses. Absolutely recommend.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Hi, Spontaneous booking one evening before worked great. Horses were in good condition and all reliable and friendly though far from boring. And Roger gave great explanations about the areas history. Enjoy the time!

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Questions & Answers
Lisa P
8 June 2016
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Response from scoyne79 | Property representative
Hi Lisa, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you! Thank you for your request. We will absolutely be able to accommodate you. Please email me or phone me on +353879604517 to make arrangements. Kind regards, Siobhan
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KelownaCutie
18 January 2016
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Response from Fred_Fafa | Reviewed this property
They definitely provide helmets, nut sure about boots. Hope it helps.
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shmegsforbrains
22 August 2015
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Response from scoyne79 | Property representative
Hello! Apologies for the delay in getting back to you :-) A day or so would be enough notice to book your trek with us! I do hope you decide to ride with us at Knockillaree :-) Kindest regards, Siobhán
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