Beach Show the highlight of this bank holiday weekend

Certain events win a place in the subconscious alongside Christmas and birthdays, first communions and confirmations. The Donegal Gaeltacht’s beach show has earned its place in this calendar of annual highlights. It wouldn’t be the June bank holiday weekend without the long slow drive out to Falcarragh and the familiar thrill as the jeep crests theContinue reading “Beach Show the highlight of this bank holiday weekend”

Carrickfinn looks like being damp but without downpours

There may not be bright blazing sunshine in prospect for this weekend’s camping expedition but in light of the current conditions, who’s going to quibble with “Cloudy and milder with rain tapering to a couple of showers” on Saturday? The weather should definitely be campable so it’s all systems go for the trip. Contact DamienContinue reading “Carrickfinn looks like being damp but without downpours”

Looking back on an equine St Patrick’s Day

Although some planned events were cancelled in advance of the national holiday last Thursday, there was a great turn out from the horsey fraternity at several of the parades in Donegal. Take a look at the huge effort made by Mary Finneran’s troops on the Glenleary website gallery. And if you scroll down past the recentContinue reading “Looking back on an equine St Patrick’s Day”

Sunday falls prey to weather but Friday provides enough entertainment for a month of Sundays

A spell of old-school March weather played havoc with many activities this weekend and the cross country training day at Lenamore on Sunday didn’t escape the axe. Although Lenamore has very free draining ground, at least one of the fields was just too wet to make training feasible. As things turned out, it was aContinue reading “Sunday falls prey to weather but Friday provides enough entertainment for a month of Sundays”

Team building & obstacle challenge this Friday evening

Francis has booked Gallagher’s arena in Ballybofey for this Friday’s team building & obstacle challenge evening. Francis, a master designer of Le Trec and Treasure Hunt courses, will be joined by guest pony club games expert, Liam Barry. Liam has trained the East Donegal Pony Club games team for the past few years and his daughter,Continue reading “Team building & obstacle challenge this Friday evening”

Learn how to safely transport your horse at another of our armchair evenings

Tonight, at another of our armchair evenings, Francis will cover the topic of safely transporting your horse. As we all know, hitching the trailer is the easy part. Loading the horse is generally not too difficult either (although some remedial work is sometimes necessary). And sure once that bit’s over we just sit back inContinue reading “Learn how to safely transport your horse at another of our armchair evenings”

Friday flatwork on foot – the challenge of bowls

Friday’s bowls evening in Ramelton proved a great success and tuned up member’s flatwork brains in anticipation of Sunday’s North West League. There were no horses involved for this Friday session but the requisite sporting skill proved a bit more sophisticated than at the Christmas 12-pin bowling. Tanya and Audrey, assisted by equally talented and experiencedContinue reading “Friday flatwork on foot – the challenge of bowls”