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Walk in the West with a Donkey or Pony

Animals

Walk in the West with a Donkey or Pony

1 review
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Dutch
Animals

Walk in the West with a Donkey or Pony

Animals

Walk in the West with a Donkey or Pony

1 review
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Dutch

What you'll do

The morning starts with a homemade scone and cup of tea or coffee in our certified organic restaurant. I will provide you with the Walking with a Donkey Trip Pack. This pack gives detail about donkey behaviour, how to communicate with a donkey and other useful information. We will then head out and I'll introduce you to your companion and show you how to walk with him or her. Donkeys are known to be stubborn but with the right attitude and a bit of guidance you'll be communicating with them and leading them along the trails in no time! Once you're confident with your new friend, we'll discuss a route for you to take. I'll give you a detailed map and other necessary equipment and a delicious organic lunch (which your companion will carry for you). You can then head out with your furry friend and explore the trails and lanes around Slieve Aughty Centre!
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Learn more about Esther

Esther

I started my equestrian centre more than 30 years ago when a demand for horse riding holidays in Ireland was recognised. Since then I have catered for 1000's of visitors. The Donkey Walking program was established as part of our Green Holidays experiences and is awarded Silver by Eco Tourism Ireland.

What's included

Food
Organic picnic. Scone and tea/coffee We cater for special dietary requirements. Please let us know BEFORE your arrival..
Drinks
Water We'll give you a re-usable bottle to keep.
Equipment
Saddle bag

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Where you'll be

You'll walk through miles of forestry, alongside rivers and along winding country lanes. The west of Ireland holds some truly spectacular scenery for you to explore.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests should feel comfortable around donkeys, ponies and other animals. Guests can walk at their own pace, but should have a little experience walking over…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Strong walking boots suitable for varied terrain

More tips

Guests are given detailed instruction in how to walk with a donkey, and will not be accompanied by the guide for the walk, unless requested and a fee will apply. Sitting on a donkey is not permitted.
Esther
Walk in the West with a Donkey or Pony
1 review
£32/person
1 review
£32/person