Dublin's First And Only Licenced and Insured Female Carriage Driver Holly Rachel Ward
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic I will have a sanitising station located at the side of my carriage. I would ask anyone who is feeling unwell to contact me to cancel your reservation. I will only allow bookings of 4 people with members of the same family.
We've been providing a quality service to Dublin and its surrounding areas since July 2018. Originally founded in the Dublin 8 neighbourhood and in the heart of The Liberities near the Guinness Store House, we have recently relocated to the lovely area of Ladytown, Co Kildare.
Whether it's a birthday party, wedding, or other importanct family event you can rely on us to ensure that you have a thouroughly enjoyable experience.
Myself and Chico will be immacuately turned out (presented) at all times.
Contact Me anytime to check availability and make a booking
085 276 3283
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All bookings are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your booking I will give you top priority on securing your new date.
My tours take place outdoors so please wear appropriate clothing as it can be extremely cold at the best of times. Blankets will be provided.
Surprise your loved ones with a trip to remember on their birthday. Available as a surprise and complementary refreshments are given.
Always wanted to arrive to the sound of hoofbeats? Why not book today to make your dreams come true. Professional service at all times.
Has your little one always wanted a horse and carriage for their first big day? I am able to make their dreams come true. Book today and make their day extra special.
Ever wanted a unique way to view our beauitiful city? Book today and be sure to enjoy a half hour or hour long tour through our city.
Complementary bottle of champange or refreshments included with every booking. Please specify if alcohol is inconsiderate, another type of refreshment will be given.
My name is Holly Ward. I have loved horses all my life. I first started driving just over 3 years ago and I immediatley fell in love with it.
I got my licence 3 years ago and made history by becoming the first and only licenced and insured female carriage driver in Dublin City.
I took part in the carriage driving section in the Tullow Show for the last 2 years running and took home a 3rd and 2nd place in the shows respectively.
My business is just starting out but I have my sights set on much larger things in a couple of years to come.
Chico is a 6 year old cross breed. He has a witty personality and is known for his character. He enjoys a carrot or two (although he's partial to a chicken nugget or two), then likes to be left alone.
He is a hard worker and is enjoying getting to look stunning in many different coloured plumes, although I think pink suits him very well.
Chico will be your trusty steed for your occassion. He looks forward to meeting you and helping to make your day or night the best it can be.
This beautiful original 1900's landau is the perfect addition to any day. Whether it be the biggest day of your life or just a simple tour around Dublin City it suits every occassion down to the ground.
The hood can be fully closed, fully opened, half up or half down. It is complete with windows for those unsightly rainy days we get here in Ireland.
It is a comfortable carriage in beautiful condition. It has striking red and black colouring and will be perfect for all occasions.
We are a well trusted establishment and are fully committed to a high level of integrity and high quality service provision
Absolutely brilliant service, very professional and made my baby girls christening so special ! Would recommend for anyone having a special occasion. Holly went above and beyond to get Chico (the horse) a pink flume and to decorate the carriage with pink bows, I was blown away with the brilliant service! Thank you so much for our wonderful day!Nicky Kidd
Would highly recommend Holly's horse & carriage. She is a very polite, professional young lady & above all is dedicated to her horse Chico. Holly picked myself my daughter & her friend up at the arranged time & brought us on a lovely tour around the city to see all the Christmas lights, we had a lovely time, thank you so much Holly for making the girls feel like a real life princess today, you went above & beyond to make our experience so magical, we look forward to doing it againMelanie Hammond
Fantastic trip was had at the Christmas Market with Holly. There were three toddlers on board and they loved it - as did the mammies. Holly was really friendly and polite and full of chat. Chico is a beautiful horse and he was so friendly towards the children. I highly recommend her and I hope to see her again soonSabrina Leaper
Out and about in Dublin 8 yesterday, had a wonderful chance meeting with Holly Ward of Holly's Horse Carriages - the first and only female licenced carriage driver in Dublin, her much loved horse Chico and beautiful 1900's Landau Carriage. Clip-clopping through the Liberties, a moment stepping back in time. A big thank you Holly for taking the time to share this slice of living Dublin history - you made a good day great!Breda Corish