Friday, 1 August 2014

Complimentary Dawn Hike Of Killarney National Park & Torc Woods

Complimentary Dawn Guided Hike Of Killarney National Park & Torc Woods

We are offering a complimentary guided hike of Killarney National Park and Torc Woods each Thursday at dawn.

We want to share part of this amazing environment with you, that we are lucky enough to live and work in; including the abundant wildlife, vibrant flora and local legends.

Come join us at dawn, as the grey sky brightens, the sun slowly rises, the dawn chorus echoes and the deep wood awakens. This is a relaxing hike through a hidden gem of Killarney National Park and Torc Woods, with no experience needed.

Pre Booking Required:

Price: Free Of Charge
Time: 6am - 8am
Meet: Muckross Park Hotel/Molly Darcy's Pub Car Park
Bring: Warm Clothes/Hiking Shoes/Waterproofs
Guide: Nathan

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Upgrade To A Fabulous & Delicious Gourmet Breakfast At Muckross Park Hotel Afterwards, For €16 Per Person

Sit On Top Kayak Training Dates

Two last minute Sit On Top Kayak Training Courses have come up. Each is a one-day course on the Lakes of Killarney, 10am - 4pm/5pm, completely beginner friendly.

The aim at the end of your day is to be safe, competent and self sufficient for all flat water kayaking, including bays, beaches, lakes and flat rivers. The price is €75 per person and all equipment can be provided.

Sit On Top Kayak Training Dates:
Sat 2nd Aug
Sat 9th Aug

For More Details Please Contact Nathan:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Kayaking & Canyoning (Top Things To Do In Killarney In My Opinion!)

Kayaking Out Of Monk's Cave On The Lakes Of Killarney Last Wed

  The Plunge Pool On Our New Canyoning Trip, With Mark Doing A Demo

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Weekly Update At Outdoors Ireland

Fabulous weather! Warm, dry, sunshine, mountains of grey cloud drifting above the grey Kerry mountains, good wetsuit drying and no midges. Orange skies at dawn.

Juggling vehicle/trailer logistics as one jeep is in the garage for a few days. Seems to happen every summer.

Potatoes and garlic in the veg boxes nearly ready for harvesting.

Lots of kayaking happening including our sunset trips. Also forest/mountain biking and rock climbing happening.

Entire team of guides, minus Nathan, left Kerry this morning at 5am to guide a large group of scouts on Lugnaquillia in Wicklow.

Aug Bank Holiday looking busy thankfully. This weekend can often typically be really quiet for some reason. Plenty available with more details here:

That's all for now, Nathan

Friday, 25 July 2014

2015 Course & Guided Trip Dates!

In no particular order here are our 2015 training course dates, plus dates for some of our guided trips.

Mountain Skills 1 Kerry
7th & 8th Feb
2nd & 3rd May
1st & 2nd Aug
7th & 8th Nov

Mountain Skills 1 Galway
7th & 8th Mar
6th & 7th Jun
5th & 6th Sep
5th & 6th Dec

Mountain Skills 1 Wicklow
4th & 5th Apr
4th & 5th Jul
3rd & 4th Oct

Mountain Skills 2 Kerry
31st Jan & 1st Feb
28th & 29th Mar
26th & 27th Sep
28th & 29th Nov

Mountain Skills 2 Wicklow
28th Feb & 1st Mar
25th & 26th Apr
24th & 25th Oct
19th & 20th Dec

Carrauntoohil Guided Climb
1st Saturday Per Month

Bank Holiday Adventure Weekend
4th – 6th Apr
2nd – 4th May
1st – 3rd Aug

Kayak River Trip
2nd Sunday Per Month

Learn To Rock Climb Kerry
21st & 22nd Feb
18th & 19th Apr
16th & 17th May
20th & 21st Jun
18th & 19th Jul
15th & 16th Aug
17th & 18th Oct
21st & 22nd Nov

Learn To Rock Climb Galway
21st & 22nd Mar
19th & 20th Sep

Mountain Skills Intensive Week Kerry
(Beginner To Self Sufficient)
7th – 12th Feb

Mountain Skills Assessment Kerry
11th & 12th Apr
12th & 13th Dec

Kayak Skills Course
8th Feb
5th Apr
7th Jun
5th Jul
2nd Aug
6th Sep
8th Nov

White Water Kayak Skills
14th & 15th Feb
14th & 15th Mar
10th & 11th Oct
14th & 15th Nov

Learn To Lead Climb Kerry
16th – 18th & 23rd – 25th Jan
16th – 18th & 23rd – 25th May
21st – 23rd & 28th – 30th Nov

Learn To Lead Climb Galway
21st - 23rd & 28th – 30th Mar
19th – 21st & 26th – 28th Sep

Learn To Kayak White Water
(Beginner To Self Sufficient)
10th – 12th & 17th – 19th Mar

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Gollum's Pool Abseil/Lower, On Our Canyon Trip

This is my favorite part of our canyoneering trip in Killarney National Park; which involves a lower/abseil into Gollum's Pool; a plunge into the turbulent waterfall base; then a slither and swim out of that gorge section... Click Here To See Details Of Our Canyoning Trips

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New Mountain Skills 2 Dates

We have some new/extra Mountain Skills 2 dates; which are running in Kerry and Wicklow. Here are all of our upcoming MS2 Training dates:

Kerry Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
20th & 21st Sep
8th & 9th Nov

Wicklow Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
11th & 12th Oct
6th & 7th Dec

Click Here For More MS2 Details
Click Here To Book An MS2 Course

Taking A Compass Bearing

Canyoning In Killarney

Video clips of our superbly fun new canyoning! More details here:

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Outdoor Weekend This August Bank Holiday

Looking for ideas this August Bank Holiday Weekend?
Want to do something different and adventurous?
Join us for an action packed adventure weekend in Killarney!

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Fri 1st (Optional):
Sunset Kayaking Through Killarney National Park
(Half-Day : Beginners Welcome : All Gear Provided)

Sat 2nd:
Climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Peak
(Full-Day : Hiking Boots Provided)

Sun 3rd:
Choice Of Forest & Mountain Biking
Or Killarney National Park Bike Tour

(Half-Day : Beginners Welcome : Bikes Provided)

Mon 4th:
Morning Kayak Trip Across The Lakes Of Killarney
(Half-Day : Beginners Welcome : All Gear Provided)

Price With Fri Sunset Kayaking: €205 Per Person
Price Without Fri Sunset Kayaking: €160 Per Person

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Click Here To Contact Us

New Mountain Skills 1 Dates

We have some new/extra Mountain Skills 1 dates; which are running in Kerry, Galway and Wicklow. Here are all of our upcoming MS1 Training dates:

Kerry Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
19th & 20th Jul
30th & 31st Aug
27th & 28th Sep
20th & 21st Dec

Galway Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
13th & 14th Sep
25th & 26th Oct

Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
6th & 7th Sep
22nd & 23rd Nov

Click Here For More MS1 Details
Click Here To Book An MS1 Course

What To Do If You Get Caught In Falling Darkness