Horse Drawn Carriages
Explore Yeats' country by horse drawn carriage. Enjoy a trip on our state of the art wagonette carriage. Our carriage can accommodate up to 8 passengers.
Handcrafted along traditional lines by Europe's finest Master carriage makers, it is fitted with all modern safety features and a waterproof hood with panorama windows to keep you dry during sudden Atlantic showers. Coachmen are experienced and will make the trip a memorable event for you. All tours depart from and arrive at the stables in Grange, Co. Sligo . Car Parking facilities at the Equestrian Centre.
Take a short trip - Horse Drawn Carriage Tour details here
Learn to drive a Horse Drawn Carriage - Lessons and Training details here
Take Christmas Tour - Christmas Tour details here
"......The following morning, with Sligo bathed in resolute sunshine, we trotted through Yeats' Country in a magnificent hand-crafted wagonette, drawn by a pair of traditional Irish cobs. We had travelled out to Grange, to Island View Riding Stables, a family farm between the Atlantic and Benbulben, which provides pony trekking along the coast and on the foothills of the mountains and which is also the home of Swingle Tree Carriage Tours. The covered carriage in which we made our sedate way around glorious countryside is, as proprietor Raymond O’Connor pointed out, a pleasant alternative to trekking for older people or families with young children.
We trotted around decorous lanes, alongside fields dotted with day-old lambs (which actually gambolled) and on towards the shore, where we disembarked to observe mellow seals basking on the deserted beach of O’Connor’s Island. The island, from which Raymond’s family originated, now acts as a secure playpen for the stables’ young horses. The cost of driver and carriage (seating up to eight adults) for an hour-long tour is €80; longer trips, including a two-hour ride with a pub stop, can be booked." Hillary Fanning in "Rediscovering the beauty of our shores"
Irish Times , Saturday March 21st 2009