Irish Castle Getaway

Immerse yourself in an Irish fairy-tale! Suitable for all riding levels, the Irish Castle Getaway combines excellent horse riding in beautiful Irish countryside with a stay in an enchanting castle estate.

Best period

Year-round

Price

From € 1.200 (3 nights)

Ideal length

3 - 7 nights

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Highlights

Explore 1.000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes.
Have a go at one of the 300 exciting cross country jumps on the estate.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting Irish countryside culture.
Stay in one of the finest luxury estates in Ireland, still in the hands of its founding family.

Quick facts

At a glance

This ride is based at a beautiful Irish castle estate in County Monaghan (80 minutes from Dublin), on 1.000 acres of undulating Irish countryside with ancient woodland and glittering lakes. It has a world-class equestrian centre that combines the authentic charm of a country estate with all the amenities you’d expect from one of Ireland’s best horse-riding locations: 300 cross-country jumps, 30 kilometres of meandering riding trails, a 50x30m indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences, a 20x50m dressage arena and much more.

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced rider, this is the place for you. The estate has different riding programmes available. For beginners and for basically anyone who enjoys the simple pleasure of exploring the countryside on horseback, there is the possibility of beautiful daily estate rides. For the more experienced riders looking to improve their riding skills, there is a sports package available that incorporates a mix of show jumping, cross country, dressage and estate rides.

More information

The estate is one of the last great Irish castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. It offers its guests some of the most unique and enchanting accommodation in the country, combined with the best of classical Irish cooking. Additionally, it’s the perfect place for outdoor activity and adventure, also if you’re a non-rider. Apart from horse-riding some of the available outdoor activities here include walking, clay target shooting, archery, picnics, fishing, boating and horse drawn carriage rides. Alternatively, you might prefer to enjoy a massage in the Victorian treatment rooms at the end of an activity-packed day.

The estate offers guests the option to stay in either the castle or the lodge. Most equestrian guests choose to stay at the lodge, as it is located right next to the equestrian centre and the entrance of the estate. Some of the fifty beautifully restored and decorated rooms in the building even overlook the stables. Additionally, the lodge houses Conor’s bar, Snaffles restaurant and the Victorian treatment rooms, making it the social hub of the estate and the perfect base for your riding holiday.

What do others say?

I highly recommend Outside the Corral as a partner for your next riding holiday. Laure-Anne understood our travel expectations very well and translated this in an attractive travel proposal. My questions at the start quickly became a non-issue thanks to Laure-Anne's expertise and the excellent guidance on site. OTC more than fulfilled its promise of a unique journey. I have already planned my next trip!
Edwin D'Hondt
I travelled to Ireland as a non-rider and fully enjoyed the trip! The preparation went very smoothly, everything was prepared down to the last detail. Laure-Anne's enthusiasm made me very excited for departure. I am still reminiscing on the beautiful room, the friendly service, the delicious food and the tranquillity of nature during my walks.
Katrin Lauwers
From the first conversations, we clearly felt a "click". Laure-Anne understood very clearly what we were looking for and that was for myself an "exciting riding experience" and for my partner a pleasurable wellness. And what we got was an incredibly romantic setting in Ireland with excellent horses and guides (both lessons and trail rides). The whole setting was perfect and, to top it off, we got a gorgeous, sunny summer week in Ireland without a drop of rain. We had no worries, gave everything out of our hands (including the extension of our riding trip with a rental car). Everything was tip-top, like Swiss clockwork!
Johan & Christa
I had an absolutely incredible time with my daughter at Castle Leslie in Ireland. The accommodations were stunning, and we were treated to excellent guidance and fantastic horses. Whether you're a seasoned rider or someone with little jumping experience, the cross-country riding at Castle Leslie is an exhilarating experience. Thank you to Laure-Anne and Outside the Corral for the great guidance and personal approach!
Inge Meijers

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