Slieve Aughty Centre

Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Galway

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  • We are a family owned eco-friendly resort in the heart of rural Galway which offers a peaceful retreat to restore vitality to tired souls. 

Eco Accommodation Ireland
Looking for Eco Accommodation in Ireland? Choose from B&B, full board or Self Catering accommodation. The Three Towers Eco House offers nine bespoke eco bedrooms designed with comfort and rustic luxury in mind. Next to the Eco House sit two spacious eco cabins. One accommodates up to 6 people and the other 2/3.

Less than a minutes’ walk away, lies a country cottage that can accommodate up 6 people in three rooms. Both the eco cabins and the cottage can be booked self-catering from September to June. Enquire today!

Green Holidays
Discover the allure and beauty of the west of Ireland with green holidays at The Three Towers Eco House in the Slieve Aughty Centre.  An Eco-friendly equestrian and activity centre set in County Galway, we cater for families, adults and organised groups.

Minimise your carbon footprint with a Family Green Holiday or Walking with a Donkey Holiday, Gold Certified by Ecotourism Ireland. Horse riding holidays for all ages and abilities are a great way to explore the countryside and English lessons are offered for 2-3 hours each day from Shannonside Language Centre.

To see our full range of equestrian holidays, visit our Riding Centre website and don’t forget to check out the Special Offers page!

Organic Restaurant
Merel and Esther run the Organic Kitchen at our Gold Certified Eco Resort awarded by Eco Tourism Ireland. With creativity and a passion for organic food, our aim is to offer delicious, healthy meals using only natural and organic ingredients.

In 2012, the Kitchen received Organic Restaurant Certification, joining very few organic restaurants in Ireland. This means that we use certified organic ingredients and a special effort is made to ensure the use of local suppliers.

Below is a list of Organic Suppliers we use for our Organic Restaurant and Kitchen

  • The Burren Smokehouse Ltd, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland.
  • Mossfield Organic Farm, Clareen, Birr, Co. Offaly.
  • Clanwood Organic Farm, Cush, Cloghan, Birr, Co. Offaly.
  • Second Nature Oils, The Islands, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny.
  • Beechlawn Organic Farm, Beechlawn, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
  • Udea, Holland.

School Tours:
Available All year
A little info about the activity / event: We offer several eco friendly, educational and FUN school tours for children of all ages.
Each package is unique to us and include Farm Friends, Natural Wonders, Pony Rides and more!
Set in rural east Galway, the children will love the fresh air and freedom of the Irish countryside.

Call us to find out more or visit our website link above


The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen will be closed from: Monday January 9 – March 1, 2017
The centre will be open for private events for groups of 10 or more, including weddings, christenings, birthdays, hen parties, and family gatherings.
Horse Riding and Mountain Trotters will go ahead as usual and families are welcome to visit the Enchanted Forest.  Pony rides will be available on a limited basis and advanced booking is required to avoid disappointment. 
For more information, ring 090 97 45 246 or email us.  Office hours are 10-2 daily.

Mid-Term Camps
Perfect for the pony mad child in your family, every day is an adventure in ponies and fun with Slieve Aughty's safe, gentle ponies. Half days are available for ages 5 and up, while ages 8 and up can spend the whole day getting to know pony friends. Arts and crafts included each day.

Half day (10-2): €25/half day or €100/week. 
Full day (10-5): €50/day or €200/week, includes lunch.
Start: 11/02 End: 19/02 
Times: 10 am to 5 pm 
Admission: €25/half day; €50/ full day 


Groups at Slieve Aughty Centre can do a variety of fun and interesting things!

Four self-guided nature walks ranging from 2 to 12 km in length offer a chance to explore local, natural and cultural resources including forests, river and bog. The centre’s 17 acres is surrounded on three sides by more than 2000 acres of state managed forestry accessed by wide hard packed tracks and our own hidden muddy paths for the more adventurous explorer. For those wishing to learn more about the local flora and fauna or simply don’t want to take the chance on getting lost, local ecologists and nature experts are available for guided walks from 1 to 3 hours in length. From May to September groups can request and evening bat walk – a real treat! All walks can be combined with tapas, pizza parties, buffet meals, or high tea.

For a unique walking experience, bring a donkey! Donkeys are a great companion to share your walk and have the added benefit of being able to carry your things. Before your walk, the centre’s staff provide you with instruction about handling and caring for your donkey and maps to find your way. And if you ever get lost, the donkey will find the way home!

Horse Riding:
The Slieve Aughty Riding Centre has been offering guided treks for all levels of equestrians for more than 25 years. Treks can be booked by the hour and can be combined with buffet meals, tapas, pancake parties, BBQ’s, high tea, or pizza parties. Horse riding can be enjoyed by young and old alike with ponies for children ages 5 and up.

Recycling, Up-cycling and Reusing:
Think twice before putting something in the bin! Slieve Aughty Centre is a place of amazing beauty and creativity where much of the furnishing, construction and artwork comes from second hand and recycled sources. Make a beautiful mosaic piece to bring away with you, learn how to revive old furniture, and work with reclaimed timber. For crafty ladies, a special group session can be organised focused on making door draft stoppers, cushions, bags, pillows and quilts. For the gentleman, take a look at the amazing things you can make with old wooden crates and tires.

Day Trips:
Visit the must-see sights of Ireland! We offer trips to areas such as the Cliffs of Moher, off the Atlantic coast of Co. Clare and The Burren, a region famous for it’s landscape and fauna.  Group rates are available.

Learn English in Ireland
Combine your riding, cycling, or walking holiday with  an English course, or make learning English the focus of your holiday in Ireland.  English tuition is provided by Shannonside Language Centre, an approved English Language School.  The school is recognised by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).  The English language teachers are qualified and experienced. Holiday language courses are suitable for adults, teenagers, family groups and senior citizens.

More intensive  courses may also be booked. These are suitable for business and professional people who want to improve their English for work in a short time.

Workshops & Events
Come for a day to learn new skills and crafts! From Knitting to Basket Weaving, from Yoga to Reiki and from Photography to Book Clubs we  offer the perfect venue and can provide relaxation, creativity and a wonderful sense of serenity.

Hen Parties Ireland - Hen Party Packages
With everything from archery to sewing to Boudoir sessions, planning the perfect hen party for the bride to be has never been easier!

At Slieve Aughty Centre you can organise an “all-in” hen party package to suit a variety of interests and budgets.  We offer quality accommodation, indoor and outdoor activities, and delicious organic food.  All you need to pack is the camera.

Choose from one of 4 different packages.  Each package includes a high tea party on arrival, a 2-3 hour afternoon activity, evening Prosecco reception, 3 course choice organic menu, one night shared accommodation at The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen, and breakfast the following morning.
What it costs (from): from €9
Age Groups Catered for: Junior infants to 6th Class

Easter fun at Slieve Aughty Centre

A little about the offer/activity: Open 12 to 6 daily, entry is €5 per person 
-Follow the Easter bunny trail to the Enchanted Forest on foot (or take a pony to the gates and back for €10 per child)
-Visit the craft room to make and do
-Pet the ponies and other animals
-Spend quality time playing family games
-Play on the swing set in the playground
-Get some delicious pancakes at The Three Towers Eco House and rganic Kitchen
What it costs (from): from €5pp
Age Groups Catered for: all

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Latitude: 53.134311

Longitude: -8.472653