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#5 of 15 things to do in Loughrea Features Animals
Kilreekle, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 843 968
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Riding in Ireland

This was a return visit for me in order to ride again with Willie Leahy, owner of Dartfield, an... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Maidens, Virginia
Great horse riding

Great horseriding - lovely horses, handy location, friendly staff and the museum is worth a look... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Kilreekle, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 843 968
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was a return visit for me in order to ride again with Willie Leahy, owner of Dartfield, an equestrian center which provides cross country riding/jumping and fox hunting opportunities. Willy is a horseman extraordinaire! He and his staff were very accommodating and the horses...More

Thank JHPoskey
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great horseriding - lovely horses, handy location, friendly staff and the museum is worth a look. Nice choice of fences for those to want to jump.

Thank MeFein_Dub
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This vacay of a lifetime was incredible-- riding in a fox hunt, riding 6 hours a day, jumping cross country every day--all different jumps on all different horses. Not for the inexperienced but the funnest thing you'll EVER DO if you ARE experienced. The museum...More

Thank Sunshine S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Went here because my husband is into horses and blacksmiting. It was a nice visit. The museum is a bit run down but was interesting none the less. We didn't go horse riding so i'm sure that would have made it more intriguing. A little...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 September 2016

have about this places years ago that its worth a trip to. 5 euros entance fee was reasonable for what we saw. the museum was interesting but needs a revamp to bring it up to 2016 family standards. something was needed to keep children interested....More

Thank vincent555
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum as a group from a special school. All of the students enjoyed it as well as the adults. It was very reasonably priced and the staff especially Andrea were so accommodating regarding special dietary requirements and were well prepared for our...More

Thank aoifkxox
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This place left me shocked and embarrassed for those running it. It holds little resemblance in reality to what is depicted in their promotional material. Go see for yourself. Plastic dogs await you at the door. Museum exhibits are broken, covered in dust, cobwebs and...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately not the best day out.we met a very nice blacksmith but other then that very disapointing .Such an amazing building and great potential .Hate giving a bad review but think if the management walk around it they will se very clearly what needs to...More

Thank Sinead M
Reviewed 12 November 2015

My husband ( a real horse enthusiast and owner) has travelled twice to Ireland from Canada ...last time with my daughter............to ride at Dartfield. Both times for a full week. I came along as a tourist this time but can see why they both rave...More

Thank CanadianTraveller_8
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Spent a wonderful day at the museum and riding at the facility. This was at the end of our fantastic week riding with Willie around the area. Definitely a must see if you like horses or are interested in the history of the area!

Thank Milehighhorses
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