Courtyard Cottage
Co. Carlow
+353 59 9161137
E: Barbara Herring

Horse attrractions

Horse Riding
(This is within 5 minutes from Courtyard COttage)

cooleCoole Equestrian Centre
Facilities include an indoor arena (20m x 30m), an all weather outdoor arena, changing rooms, showers and toilets. Coole Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Lisnavagh Estate and Gardens by the picturesque, award village of Rathvilly, at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Personalised attention from highly qualified owners is assured. A range of facilities including lessons, treks, pony camps, polocross and hunting is available.


Horse Racing
(All of these venues are within 30 miles/48 kilometers of Courtyard Cottage)


The Curragh
The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare is the head quarters of horse racing in Ireland since the first race took place in 1741 and one of Ireland's premier sporting venues. Less that an hour from Dublin, we host the best flat racing in the country from March to October including all five Classic Races featuring the Boylesports Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas, Budweiser Irish Derby, Darley Irish Oaks and Irish Field St leger.



Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse, the home of Irish National Hunt Racing for more than 150 years is very different to any other racecourse for the simple fact that it is the only racecourse in Ireland to continue to host cross country racing, the very founder of modern era steeplechasing.



Gowran Park Racecourse
Gowran Park is a grade one racecourse and one of the best tracks in the country. In this picturesque setting among the trees and woodland, you and your guests can relax at your table overlooking the racecourse and see the horses fight it out to the finish. Then you and your colleagues can proceed to the parade ring for the winners presentation, the ideal photo opportunity.