4 January 2021

The Cow & The Calf






Got out the day before lockdown for a paddle. Out from Dursey Island to The Cow and The Calf. Everything was stunning! Some really cool tidal rips. This was a cathedral-like arch right through The Cow, where we stopped for a cup of tea.

1 January 2021

Happy New Year & Thank You!

Happy New Year. Thank you so much for all your support in 2020, and hope to see you on the hills, cliffs or water in 2021!



4 December 2020

Booking Confirmation For Glengarriff Bay Sea Kayaking

Kayaking Needs To Be Pre-Booked, By Text Message +353 (0) 86 860 45 63; Or By Email info@outdoorsireland.com


Meeting Place:  Slipway Opposite Eccles Hotel/Glengarriff
Time:  6am-9am / 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm (Please Be Ten Mins Early)
Price:  €60 Per Person (Payable In Cash Only Please)
Cancellation Fee:  €60 Per Person If Cancelled With Two Weeks (14 Days) Or Less Notice


Please Bring:
Warm Hat
Shorts/Swimwear/Leggings (For Under Wetsuit)
Shoes (That May Get Wet)
Towel
Sun Cream


We Provide:
Full-Body Wetsuit
Waterproof Jacket
Spray Deck
Buoyancy Aid


You will be changing outdoors so it may be useful to be wearing your swimwear under your clothes on arrival.


Directions:
Eccles Hotel Is In Glengarriff Village, On The Main Road.

Eircode: P75 AO72

GPS: 51.751979N  9.539399W


Important:
1. Payment is in cash only please.
2. There is no bank machine in the village.


Trip Details:
www.outdoorsireland.com/glengarriffkayaking.php


Thanks, Nathan Kingerlee - Outdoors Ireland
info@outdoorsireland.com
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63
tinyurl.com/confirmglen

Booking Confirmation For Killarney Lakes Kayaking

Kayaking Needs To Be Pre-Booked, By Text Message +353 (0) 86 860 45 63; Or By Email info@outdoorsireland.com


Meeting Place:  Ross Castle Bottom Car Park/Killarney
Time:  10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm / 6pm-9pm (Please Be Ten Mins Early & Allow For Heavy Town Traffic)
Price:  €60 Per Person (Payable In Cash Only Please)
Cancellation Fee:  €60 Per Person If Cancelled With Two Weeks (14 Days) Or Less Notice


Please Bring:
Warm Hat
Shorts/Swimwear/Leggings (For Under Wetsuit)
Shoes (That May Get Wet)
Towel
Sun Cream


We Provide:
Full-Body Wetsuit
Waterproof Jacket
Spray Deck
Buoyancy Aid


You will be changing outdoors so it may be useful to be wearing your swimwear under your clothes on arrival.


Directions:
Ross Castle Is Just Outside Killarney. From Killarney Town Center Take The Muckross Road, N71. Then Take A Right, Following Signs For Ross Castle. Please Note It Is The Second Or Bottom Car Park At Ross Castle.

Eircode: V93 V304

GPS: 52.04172N  9.52968W


Important:
1. We are based in the bottom car park/second car park at Ross Castle. Continue driving past the first car park you come to. Look for a trailer of blue kayaks, and a grey car or red jeep.
2. Payment is in cash only please.


Trip Details:
www.outdoorsireland.com/kayaking.php


Thanks, Nathan Kingerlee - Outdoors Ireland
info@outdoorsireland.com
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63
tinyurl.com/confirmkill

2 December 2020

Wild Foraging Guide

Really impressed with this online wild foraging guide I came across last week: www.wildfooduk.com/wild-plant-guide

28 November 2020

Christmas 2020 Gift Vouchers!

We have our Christmas 2020 Gift Vouchers available again this year! Our gift vouchers can cover all and any of our training courses plus all and any of our guided kayaking tours; both Killarney Lakes and Glengarriff Bay.

You can also purchase a part-voucher for any value of your choice.

Our gift vouchers do not expire and can also be transferred from one course to another course.

To arrange one please contact me on info@outdoorsireland.com or +353 (0) 86 860 45 63 or click here.

Thanks & Happy Christmas, Nathan

27 November 2020

12,000 Estimated Wolves In Mainland Europe

12,000 wild wolves estimated in mainland Europe. Wolves in every single country of mainland Europe, including Holland!



Great Article Here: www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/24/landscape-of-fear-why-we-need-the-wolf-rewilding-scotland

20 November 2020

Weil's Disease

Weil's Disease is a bacterial infection, a form of Leptospirosis. It is caught by coming into contact with urine, blood or tissue from an infected cow, pig, dog, mouse, rat, and possibly bat. It is also caught from contact with contaminated water or contaminated soil.

Hill walkers and kayakers can be exposed to this; either through ingestion or transmission through a scratch/cut.

Four simple examples I have seen of infection:
1. Kayaker accidentally swallowing infected river water.
2. Hill walker drinking from a stream.
3. Hill walker putting their sandwich down on a stream bank.
4. Farmer fencing across boggy ground.

Flu-like symptoms develop approx two weeks after infection; however they can develop in anything from two days to thirty days after infection.

Initial Symptoms Include Any Of The Following:
Fever
Chill
Muscle Ache
Head Ache
Cough
Nausea
Vomiting
Appetite Loss

Organ Failure And Death Can Result If Not Treated.

Recommended Approach:
1. Think prevention.
2. Be aware and vigilant.
3. If flu-like symptoms develop two to thirty days after outdoor sports, like hiking, climbing or kayaking, make a doctor visit and tell them you suspect weil's disease/leptospirosis.

Useful Links:
1. https://www.healthline.com/health/weils-disease
2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/leptospirosis


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13 November 2020

Course Schedule - Beginner To Mountaineer Fifty-Five Day Intensive Program

Course Schedule - Beginner To Mountaineer Fifty-Five Day Intensive Program

Click Here To See Course Details
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Next Dates:
Mon 10th Jan - Fri 25th Mar 2022
Eleven Weeks / Mon - Fri / Weekends Off


10th - 13th Jan : Mountain Skills 1
14th Jan : Mountain Day 1

17th - 20th Jan : Mountain Skills 2
21st Jan : Mountain Day 2

24th - 25th Jan : Scramble Skills 1
26th - 27th Jan : Scramble Skills 2
28th Jan : Mountain Day 3

31st Jan - 1st Feb : Scramble Day 1 - 2
2nd Feb - 4th Feb : Mountain Day 4 - 6

7th - 9th Feb : Remote Emergency Care 3
10th - 11th Feb : Learn To Rock Climb

14th - 15th Feb : Bushcraft Skills 1
16th - 17th Feb : Lowland Leader
18th Feb :
Mountain Day 7

21st Feb - 22nd Feb : Expedition 1 (Two-Day Exped Galway)
23rd Feb - 25th Feb : Learn To Lead Climb (Part 1)

28th Feb - 2nd Mar : Learn To Lead Climb (Part 2)
3rd - 4th Mar : Mountain Day 8 - 9

7th - 9th Mar : Expedition 2 (Three-Day Exped Wicklow)
10th - 11th Mar : Mountain Skills Assessment

14th - 17th Mar : Expedition 3/Mountain Leader 1 (Four-Day Exped Kerry)
18th Mar : Lead Climb Day 1

21st - 23rd Mar : Lead Climb Day 2 - 4
24th Mar - 25th Mar : Scramble Day 3 - 4


This Is Provisional And May Change, Due To Weather Considerations, In Order To Make Best Use Of Course Time