Trekking: 4/5 Hour Dernish Island Trek

Available as part of our Mix and Match package and one of the highlights of our Atlantic Trailweek Equestrian Holiday



Dernish Island was once the home to 6 families. This little island is now only a weekend home and populated by cattle and wildlife mostly. Get a sense of island life in a bye-gone era. See Donegal bay, Trawalua beach and Classiebawn castle from across the channel.

Seals and migratory birds can often be spotted in the estuary.

Depending on weather, tides and subsequent departure times this ride is with either packed lunch or in the cafe. 

Due to the duration and pace this ride is for experienced riders only. Advanced riders might have opportunity for a hearty gallop and some jumping over stone walls (optional and guided by escort’s judgement).

Seagull on O Connors Island

Incredible horse riding experience.  The staff were friendly, and our guide Julia, was very helpful. Cantering and galloping on the local beaches and the views were beautiful. Would definitely recommend!

Oliver Dunne

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