Slieve Bloom and the midlands in general have a strong background in horses.
There are a number of Riding Centres in the area, which offer trail riding and trekking on the farm, bogland, forest and Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Birr Equestrian Centre
Slieve Bloom Trail
Birr Equesrtian Centre is located on the outskirts of Birr, about 12km from Kinnitty. There are many trail riding and trekking options on the 140 acres farm or in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Programmes of any duration can be tailored to group and individual needs.
Birr Equestrian Centre,
Kingsborough House, Birr, Co. Offaly
Contact: Noel Cosgrave.
Tel: 057 91 21961
Mobile: 087 2445545.
Half Day Mountain Trek €70 (group of 3 or more €60 per person)
One Hour Farm Trek €25
One Hour Lesson - Adult €25 Child €20
Children’s Pony Camp [During school holidays) 1 week €150
Hire of Horse €150
Ormond Cap €120
Kinnitty Castle Equestrian Centre
Tel 057 9137318