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Dartfield Equestrian and Heritage Centre
LoughreaCo. Galway
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Dartfield Equestrian and Heritage Centre is a historic horse museum and heritage centre located near Loughrea, County Galway.

Dartfield is set in 350ac of parkland and visitors are welcome to explore walking trails, see the farm animals, and take part in the many activities available, which include horse riding, sheepdog demonstrations, and clay pigeon shooting. The only museum in the world dedicated to Irish horses, Connemara ponies and Irish dogs, Dartfield is an ideal venue for coach parties, school tours, corporate days out, exhibitions, and meetings.

Dartfield is steeped in Irish history. The original house was built in 1827 by Henry Blake, a member of one of the historical tribes of Galway. The museum buildings were redesigned from the old courtyard in the grounds of Dartfield house. The museum is open to visitors all year round.

You can also visit the coffeeshop and gift shop or enjoy farm walks. Watch master blacksmith Stephen Quinn at work, and visit his studio.

Dartfield Shop stocks a wide range of equestrian wear and tack brands, including Horseware, Ekkia, Mackeys, Celtic Equine, USG, Tuffa, Hoggs of Fife, and Stuebben.

Please pre-book for any activity.

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