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“Beautiful ride in the woods”

Ashford Equestrian Centre
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Cong
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ashford Outdoors designs and leads active and cultural experiences in the most spectacular of settings with panoramic views of lake, forest and Mountain. We specialise in outdoor activities that range from archery and mountain biking to horse drawn carriage rides and many other things besides. We have something to suit everyone. Ashford Outdoors has been offering activity and equestrian experiences in the West of Ireland for over 25 years. Our facilities include an archery range, Ireland's tallest tree climb as well as a large indoor arena. We are open to the general public and offer outdoor adventure and equestrian activities to holiday makers and groups 7 days a week. We provide corporate team building and bonding days as well as catering for youths and sports teams. We can also accommodate Hen and Stag parties and we offer bespoke activity packages for relaxation before or on the morning of your wedding day or special occasion! Our activities include archery, clay pigeon shooting, biking and mountain biking, tree climbing and abseiling, kayaking and guided archaeological and ecological tours. Our location is on the Ashford Castle Estate, next to the island village of Cong on the Galway/Mayo border in Western Ireland. Nestled between the great lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, Cong is the natural gateway to Connemara. We are only 45 minutes drive north of Galway city and a 45 minute drive south of Westport, Co. Mayo. Ireland West Airport Knock is less than an hour's drive away.
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful ride in the woods”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Both inexperienced and experienced riders will enjoy a ride though the beautiful grounds and trails of the Ashford Castle property.

Visited October 2012
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Fun at the Equestrian Centre”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We really had fun riding, doing archery, and skeet shooting.
"Mr. Tim" was very kind and patient with our large group. The young boys with us have found some new sports they love. Thank you.

Visited September 2012
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Parlin, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Archery”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had a very sweet young girl teach us the basics of the sport. She was well trained and ready for our appointment upon arrival.

Visited August 2012
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Antrim
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a lovely ride around the grounds of Ashford, for one of us it was our first experience on a horse and the staff were extremely professional and ensured we were both comfortable and enjoyed the ride!

Visited August 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lovely stay”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

i loved the boat trip round the corrib lakes it took about 2 hours and we where entertained with music ans songs on the trip. we also stopped on one of the islands to visit the church that saint patrick built when he came to ireland and there is horse riding and clay shooting and archery. the only problem was the price for these things as it was very steep. i would like to have done it all but did not have the funds

Visited July 2012
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