5. Horse riding on a beach in Cleggan, County Galway
Picture yourself galloping on horseback along the beach, the sea salt landing on your lips and your horse dimpling the golden sands with his strides… You certainly don’t have to be equine mad to go for a pony trek in Connemara, you just need a sense of adventure. Treks vary in length but for those with a bit more stamina, the invigorating 2-3 hour trek takes you from Cleggan Beach Riding Centre to Omey Island. A tidal island, times for rides are ruled by the sea, so always book in advance. If you just want to be a spectator, the Omey Races are held on the first weekend in August, with music, dancing and horse racing – this is an excellent day out for all.
Go on this adventure now.