Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre - Ph 00 353 87 410 6868
Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre is located in the beautiful, unspoiled Tipperary Uplands, approx. 30 kms (or half an hour) from Dundrum House Hotel. It has been approved by the Association of Irish Riding Establishments for the past 18 years. The Centre offers lessons and treks to all levels of rider, as well as five day summer pony camps for children.
Treks are off-road, through mountain pastures that have remained untouched over the centuries. Not only are the views amazing, but there is an abundance of wildlife and archaeological remains to learn about and admire. The one hour scenic trek is suitable for small children and nervous novices. The two hour Black Hill trek goes to the top of a privately owned mountain which has one of the most beautiful 360 degree views that Ireland has to offer. It is suitable for novices and is also great craic for experienced riders who enjoy an exhilarating gallop. Longer pub rides of five to eight hours are also available, with stops off for those vital refreshments. Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre specialises in small, personalised group treks, so you can be sure that the needs of you and your family will be individually catered for. Prices start from as little as €20 for a child.
Dundrum House Hotel and Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre are linked by the legendary outlaw, Ned Of The Hills (Ireland’s Robin Hood). Legend has it that the price on Ned’s head was removed by Mr. Maud, the c18th owner of Dundrum House and Sheriff of Cashel, after he had met Ned while walking his estate and greatly enjoyed his company. Ned was born near Upperchurch Village and frequently rode up the Black Hill so that he could observe the movements of the troops barracked in Templemore. It is because he is so fondly remembered locally that we are permitted to ride our horses where he once rode.