This family-run horse farm in the West of Ireland specialises in beach rides in Sligo and Donegal Bay. Trekking options range from a 30 minute lead rein trek for young children, a 1 hour beach ride or a 2 hour hack right up to a full day trail ride. Even beginners can enjoy a gentle stroll along the sea shore.
Travelling from Dublin: Bus and Train Services Bus Eireann and Iarnrod Eireann
Bus Eireann has servIces for all other Irish towns
The Havin' a Laugh adventure weekend has grown every year and is being fully supported by local activity providers and foodies. It is a testament to all Sligo has to offer in terms of well-being and adventure. The Rennafix Group was established five years ago following the death of a well-loved local adventurer, Paul Rennick. The group have established a new charitable service that is unique nationwide. They provide adventure and wellness vouchers to people in therapy for mental health related reasons. It is proven that getting outdoors, exercising and engaging in healthy social events improves an individual's overall mental health and boosts their resilience.
The Havin’ a Laugh festival was designed to showcase the many adventure and wellness activities available in Sligo and the Northwest of Ireland. It is a not for profit event with all profits that are generated being invested back into the community via the Rennafix service. They have created a platform from which those who have the get-up- and-go can support those struggling to maintain that drive.
Havin' a Laugh Adventure Weekend takes place from Friday 30th June to Sunday July 2nd.
This is a county wide Adventure and Wellness weekend which culminates with Outdoor Live Music and Camping at Annaghmore estate on Saturday evening. Sligo will be host to the most exciting and diverse range of adventure and wellness activities happening all in one county in one weekend.
Starts 8am Saturday morning :: Meet at Strandhill Beach
Enliven your senses with an energising Beach Yoga session with ActiveYoga
Breakfast be served at 9am at Shells Cafe
At 10am a Surf Zensation Meditation heightens the positive vibes in preparation for your Surf Lesson
A 2 hour Surf Lesson with iSurf Ireland seals the deal on your saltwater experience leaving plenty of time to make your way to the festival site.
Option to book in foot massage and relaxation treatment of your choice
Enjoy an evening of Outdoor live music Entertainment
Valued at €105
Festival Price €80 (€20 Deposit and fundraise for the cause)
Early Bird Price €60 paid in full before April 30th.
Friday 9am-4pm Take a trip of a lifetime boat charter to Inish Murray Island. Visit the ancient monastic site on this uninhabited island 7km off the Sligo coast. Limited spaces €45 pp, (20% donated to Rennafix). Phone Daryl to book: +353 (0) 868913618
Email: email@example.com http://www.sligoboatcharters.com
Choose from four different kayak routes that showcase some of Sligo' most beautiful scenery. From the tranquil inland waterways to the beautiful coastal estuaries we have something for everyone. Saturday 1st July 2.30pm; Sunday 10.30am and 2.30pm; €40pp, €30 U16 (20% donated to Rennafix) Call 0861999015 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Get away from it all 2pm Saturday 1st July, soak up stunning scenery and breathe in fresh Atlantic air at Streedagh, Take a hike with Auriel from Seatrails who will explain the gorgeous landscape and tell you the fascinating tale of a Spanish captain who escaped the perils of the sea hundreds of years ago'. Allow for up to 2 hours and refreshments will be available afterwards 'al fresco'. Hiking boots/strong shoes and hat/jacket recommended. €25 pp (20% donated to Rennafix) Contact Auriel (0)87 2405071 email@example.com
We will teach you everything you need to know about freediving and bring you to a level of skill, knowledge and comfort that will allow you to enjoy the depths in an incredibly natural and peaceful way. It is the ultimate way to relax and enjoy the beauty and silence
of the ocean.
Sunday 2nd July :: Level 1 AIDA Freediving Course
For more info or to book visit www.northwestfreedivingschool.ie or call 0871259594
Fun 1.5 hr SUP sessions WITH Harbour SUP'n'Sail at Enniscrone Pier.
(Includes land based training, board, paddle and buoyancy aid)
All instructors are ASI qualified and hold current Water Rescue and First Aid CPR qualifications
Cost per session €25/adult and €20/child u16
20% of SUP session sales are donated to Rennafix Group on the festival weekend
Contact Harbour SUP'n'Sail 0860315737 for bookings
Starts 6pm Friday30th June :: Meet at Annaghmore Estate Havin' a Laugh Festival Site.
All phone and electronic devices switched off and/or left behind.
5km evening hike (C-Grade) with Northwest Adventure Tours
Shelter making - Shanachai story telling - Camping.
Saturday morning 70ft abseil drop with Carraig Climbing.
6km mid-morning hike (C-Grade)
18km afternoon cross-country mountain bike (C-Grade)
Return to Havin' a Laugh Festival 4pm Saturday 1st July.
Option to book in foot massage or relaxation treatment of your choice.
Enjoy and evening of Outdoor live music Entertainment.
Food Included :: Fri evening camp-pot stew & Sat morning breakfast. Saturdays Abseil Snacks and Lakeside lunch supplied by The Sweet Beat Cafe and Cafe Fleur.
Valued at €180
Festival Price €120 (€20 Deposit and fundraise for the cause)
Early Bird Price €80 Paid in full before April 30th.