Clonbullogue cowboys ride out on Bog of Allen

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Clonbullogue cowboys ride out on Bog of Allen

Kayleigh O’Brien being used as a scratching post by her pony McCoy, while her grandparents, Kevin Mulvey and Bertha Cooke- Mulvey look on. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Members of the Clonbulloge Cowboys horse riding group from the Racefield Riding Stables in Clonbulloge, recently headed out on a four hour trek across the  Bog of Allen.

The area they rode through has now been reclaimed by heavy vegetation and harbours bog lakes, fields of bog cotton, deer, foxes, pine martens and buzzards. Indeed you could be forgiven for thinking you were riding in the African Bush. 

So no need to pay for expensive horse safari's to Africa, just head out to the Racefield Stables and trot, cant and gallop on the beautiful Bog of Allen.

Some of the members of the Clonbullogue Cowboys on their trek. Photos: Eamon Farrell/RollingNews.ie