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Horse Riding on the Beach in Sligo

Enjoy a loftier view of Sligo’s splendid coastline with a guided tour on horseback. Horse riding is an ideal way to enjoy the region’s legendary atmosphere of shipwrecks and wild landscapes, and Seatrails’ local archaeological experts are waiting to share it with you.

There’s no better way to soak up the scenery at Mullaghmore, a traditional Sligo fishing village, than on horseback. The village has long been a popular destination for hikers and surfers, and now local tour operator Seatrails have something for the history buffs too. 

Imagine wildflowers dancing in a saltwater breeze, quiet sandy beaches and the shipwreck legends that linger there, and ancient ruins and fossils ready to tell the tale of Sligo’s past. Then imagine the thrill of cantering along the beach with views of the mighty Benbulben in the distance. Seatrails offers intrepid visitors a chance to experience all this and more, in an experience worthy of high kings and modern explorers alike. 

Expert guides (all archaeologists with a passion for the local landscape) bring the coast to life through animated stories and in-depth knowledge of the region’s rich cultural and natural history. You’ll clip-clop your way through country lanes and quiet strands, journeying from prehistory to the present day, on a guided horseride like no other.

Horse Riding on Tullagh beach

You can choose to get a taste of this over and hour or two or you can spend a day in the saddle venturing across a tidal lagoon onto a deserted Island the choice is yours.

To get a real taste of what Seatrails has to offer, try any of their interesting guided heritage walks, or be adventurous and go for a ‘heritage on horseback ride’. If you want to stay for two days at one of Sligo’s popular discovery points, try their ‘Wild Atlantic Way Experience’ at Mullaghmore.

Seatrails offer refreshing guided walks and experiences in rugged mountainous and coastal locations where ancient heritage sites will ‘wow’ you and landscapes speak. They also offer a very special Inishmurray Island trip not far off the coast of Sligo for groups who would like to explore a truly unique, ruined monastery dating to the 6th Century. They will custom design a tour especially for you and accompany you on a voyage of discovery.

To learn more, contact lead guide Auriel Robinson on +353 87 2405071 or visit www.seatrails.ie for more information.

Mullaghmore beach

After all that activity, soak your muscles in a therapeutic seaweed bath at one of the region’s many spas that specialise in the healing properties of the locally harvested plant. 

Then be sure to kick back by a crackling turf fire in one of Sligo’s array of pubs and enjoy the cosy atmosphere with a friendly pint or two – just the ticket after a day’s horse riding and time-travelling by the sea.

Why not discover more equestrian experiences along the Wild Atlantic Way?