Abbeyfield Country Pursuits

Abbeyfield is only a 20 minute drive from Dublin but you feel like the city is a million miles away.

TrekkingThe main activity here is horseriding, with treks through the countryside around the centre catering to all levels of rider. Beginners are well looked after, the staff have a knack of making even nervous first timers feel confident and have they have bomb proof horses used to the inexperienced. If you have a bit of experience you’ll be happy too, well-schooled horses and a fun cross country course will keep you more than happy,

There are also lessons available and during the summer there are several five day pony camps, suitable for kids from 5 up. These are non-residential and very, very popular, so if you anyone interested make enquiries early.

Clay Pigeon shootingIf you want to extend your visit or have people in your party who’d prefer to skip the horse bit, there are a number of other activities to choose from.

A good clay pigeon shooting range has five different traps, plenty to test you if you’ve some experience and if you haven’t they’ll quickly have you up and running. It’s amazing how competitive this can get even among beginners and it’s really best fun for a group of people together.

The same is true of the air rifle range, though it’s possibly less fun for beginners.

If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a medieval archer, you can see if you’d have been any good. They will set up an archery competition for your group, so someone gets to go home as the group’s Robin Hood!

The centre is close to the KClub, so if you’ve golfers in your party it’s a great alternative for those not enamoured of having a good walk spoiled.

Map and Information for Abbeyfield

You can book all activities online at the website. For groups it’s better to call ahead first, as they’ll work with you to set up and time activities so that everyone has a good time. All the equipment you need is provided free of charge.

As well a website they have an active Facebook page.

Article updated: March 31, 2017

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