Recommended Accommodation

Flowerhill House 

Working holiday students with their own insurance only. 

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The Oak Lodge

The Oak Lodge Bed and Breakfast is approx. 10 minutes drive from Flowerhill Equestrian Centre, located in the town of Portumna, owned and managed by Mary Lynch. Mary has been providing accommodation for our clients for over ten years. Our guests always find the accommodation spotlessly clean and the majority of the rooms are en-suite. The Oak Lodge is conveniently located one minute walk from the centre of Portumna where there is a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. We organize transport to and from the accommodation  to Flowerhill Equestrian Centre. who don't have a hired or own car. 

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Gordon's Guesthouse (self catering, B&B and or full board available)

Gordon's Guesthouse is located in a lovely little village called Tynagh, 10 minutes drive from Flowerhill Equestrian Centre. It is owned by Caroline Madden who also rides at Flowerhill.

Gordon's house was built in the 1800s and has that old style feel about it yet the rooms are modernised and comfy. In the summer the sun floods in the windows in the evening and in the winter the fire is lit downstairs and the rooms are kept nice and toasty. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental or a full English/Irish breakfast.

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Loughrea Hotel and Spa

With an impressive location overlooking the majestic Loughrea Lake, this 4-star hotel offers superb state-of-the-art facilities and stylish, modern accommodation in contemporary surroundings. Loughrea Hotel and Spa is located 30 minutes away from Flowerhill Equestrian Centre.

The hotel’s spa is a luxurious haven of tranquility and boasts 10 treatment rooms, experience showers, an ice fountain, a sanarium and a relaxation room.

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Podumna Village (self catering available)

Whether you’re an experienced ‘Glamper’ or ‘Podder’ or you’re brand new to it, you should also know about one of Ireland’s best kept secrets: the town of Portumna in South East Galway, with its Castle, Abbey, historic Workhouse and Forest park, the River Shannon and Lough Derg, and a great range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Put them together and you arrive at Podumna, a unique Pod village, one of Ireland's most innovative and creative 'Glamping' sites. 

Set in the heart of Portumna it offers visitors a very rare and unique experience with all the fun and feel of a woodland setting with the added convenience of its central location in the town. If you haven’t experienced it yet, ‘Glamping’ is a great way to go camping. You stay in pods, huts or cabins (not tents). Just all the fun of camping without the hardship! 

For more self catering options check out Shannon Oaks Apartments in Portumna. 

Local area and activities

Optimal Recovery 

We highly reccommend a visit to Optimal Recovery in Portumna. 

Portumna's premier recovery suite is designed to help you recover from your training and your strained muscles after a full days horse riding. 

Special offers available to Flowerhill customers. 

Note: bring your bathing suits 

Flowerhill Equestrian Centre is located only a few minutes drive away from Portunma. Portumna (Irish: Port Omna - meaning 'the landing place of the oak') is a town in the south-east of County Galway, Ireland, on the border with and linked by a bridge to County Tipperary. The town is located to the west of the point where the River Shannon enters Lough Derg. See below some activities that you can do while in the area. Visit for more information.