Tour 3 – Horse & Donkey Adventure

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Tour 3 – Horse & Donkey Adventure

Arrival Wednesday or Saturday

Day 1: Wednesday or Saturday

Arrival at our farm at Cronybyrne:

Our family farm at Cronybyrne is located just 1 ½ hours from Dublin airport and 1 hour from Dublin city. Visitors can travel to us by an excellent bus link direct from Dublin airport/city to our local village at Ashford which runs on an hourly basis followed by a short taxi journey. We can also organise taxi transfers direct from the airport for our visitors, which stop en route to allow you to do some shopping for food supplies. We provide free parking for those with a rental car.

On arrival on our farm we will show you in to your caravan, give you a short tour of the farm and give you some time to settle in. Depending on your arrival time, we can do a map marking session with you later that day or the following morning, where we provide detailed information on the route and local attractions and mark you a map to follow for the trip.

Our 100 acre farm lies next to some beautiful forestry and a nature reserve with well-marked walks and once you are settled in to the caravan you are welcome to explore the farm, visit the horses and donkeys and collect firewood for you campfire.

Family friendly holiday in Ireland

Day 2: Thursday or Sunday

Feed the horses and donkeys on a family holiday in Ireland

Horse Training and Caravan Roadtrip

On the morning after your arrival, we do the ‘horse instruction’. This consists of your learning and practicing how to catch, look after, harness, yoke and drive a horse. Before you start on the comprehensive ‘horse instruction’, we will have talked with you and will match you with a horse suitable for your route and for your horse experience or lack of it. Following the instruction we introduce you to your horse and get you set on your looped journey

Day 2: Travel The Loop

This is one of the most scenic routes from our farm and brings you on a looped circuit to the tiny village of Moneystown with great views of green pastureland and Trooperstown Hill before returning to our farm to set up camp again for the night.

On returning to the farm you unharness the horse, give him a nice cooling shower and then release him to the field with all his friends.

Enjoy an evening under the stars with a campfire or BBQ in the field and share tales of your horse adventures or relax and unwind in your cosy caravan with a good book and a hot chocolate.

We are also happy to help organize a taxi to bring you for a meal or to visit a traditional Irish pub.

Day 3: Friday or Monday

Swap your horse for a donkey

We will introduce you to our friendly donkeys and teach you how to handle and groom them before setting off on your donkey walking adventure. Together with your donkey companion travel off the beaten track on the lanes and forest roads around our farm and discover some of Wicklow’s hidden gems. Your donkey can carry a pannier if you would like to pack a picnic for your trip and also perhaps some apples and carrots!

Day 8: Wednesday or Saturday

Checkout is at 11.00