Clew Bay is a natural ocean bay situated along the Wild Atlantic Way in County Mayo. It contains many islands, some say there is one for every day of the year. The bay is overlooked by Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain where St. Patrick spent the forty days of Lent in 441 ad in prayer and fasting for the people of Ireland, and as tradition relates, cast a spell repeatedly down it's slopes to drive out the snakes and other repellent creatures from Ireland forever. Lying just offshore, at the mouth of Clew Bay, is the magnificent Clare Island, the stronghold and headquarters of Grainne Uaile (Grace O'Malley), the legendary Irish Pirate Queen who terrorised English, Spanish and husbands alike in her audacious exploits
''The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders along the Wild Atlantic Way through new and ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breathtaking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way''.
''Your host Padraic Foy is a Qualified Riding Instructor, a Monty Robert's Certified Instructor and an accomplished horseman whose family have been involved with horses in the locality for generations. This combined with the spectacular Clew Bay region, quality Irish horses and excellent accommodation ensures this is a horse riding adventure holiday you will cherish
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The base for the Clew Bay Trail Ride is at Drummindoo Stud. Our family business was founded by Paddy Joe and Patsy Foy in 1963. Some stallions we have stood here include the famous Connemara ''Carna Dun'', the Thoroughbred ''Fast Frigate'' and the Irish Draught ''Shuttlecock to name but a few. Initially horses were bred, produced and sold worldwide. In 1979 they started to offer horse riding. The farm has been developed over time from a small stud to a modern equestrian facility which includes American barn stabling, an indoor arena, outdoor menage and a gallop track (all with a sand and rubber surface).
Our association with horses goes back generations and we have been serving the