27 June 2016

Primrose Uses

Primrose - the flowers are delicious to eat, leaves can be made into a wound dressing and the root can be dried and made into a tea for headache, cough and nerves.

16 June 2016

A Day In The Life Of A Sika Deer

A day in the life of a Sika deer, on Innisfallen Island. Thanks to our guide, Tomas, who took these shots while out on a guided kayak tour.

9 June 2016

Learn To Rock Climb + Mountain Skills 1

This weekend (11th & 12th Jun) we have two spots left for our Learn To Rock Climb Course in the Gap of Dunloe. Beginner friendly and price €160 per person.

Next weekend (18th & 19th Jun) we have two spots left for our Mountain Skills 1 Course in the Wicklow Mountains. Beginner friendly and price €170 per person.

For more details please contact Nathan:
086 860 45 63

1 June 2016

What Kit To Carry In The Mountains?

Kit to carry to be fully self sufficient/fully safe in the Irish and UK mountains.

Full Breakdown:
Backpack (not too big/not too small)
Waterproof Backpack Liner (heavy duty bin bag will do)
Waterproof Coat & Pants (always carry)
Walking Pole (can be used as crutch/three way splint/streams)
First Aid Kit (within more waterproof layers)
Mobile Phone (fully charged)
Water (two litres at least)
Hot Drink (hot/sweet/sugary drink best, especially for a casualty)
Survival Bag/Bivvy Bag (get a double size bag)
Foil Blanket x 2 (to be wrapped around body under outer layers)
Storm Shelter/Kissu (have one the correct size for your party)
Laminated Map + Spare Paper/Photocopy Map
Silva Type 4 Compass + Spare More Basic Compass
Head Torch + Spare Batteries (reverse batteries in head torch to prevent wastage)
Blister Compeed Plasters
Whistle (separate from any backpack built in whistle)
Hat + Gloves + Mittens x Main Set
Spare Hats x 2
Spare Gloves x 2
Spare Fleece x 3 (for pure emergency)
Spare Pants x 1 (for pure emergency)
Sun Cream

Nice To Have But Not Essential:
GPS (reverse batteries to prevent wastage)
SAM Splint (for stabilising a fracture)

24 May 2016

Learn To Lead Climb Course This June - One Place Available

Learn To Lead Climb Course This June - One Place Available

Due to a cancellation we have one place available this June on our six-day Beginner To Lead Climber Course or RC3. The price is €480 per person and this link has more details: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/rockclimbing.php

The dates are Wed
1st - Fri 3rd plus Wed 8th - Fri 10th Jun

If you are interested please contact Nathan on 086 860 45 63 or info@outdoorsireland.com

Hiking The Burren Hills & Kayaking The Killarney Lakes At Sunrise

Exploring the spectacular white limestone Burren Hills on a recent Mountain Skills 1 Training Course. You may hear two cuckoos calling in the background. This was only the third time I have ever seen a cuckoo and the first time to see two flying together in courtship.

Check out the mist drifting slowly off the glassy waters of the Lough Lein entry canal and the glowing red dawn through the willow trees...

20 May 2016

Please Text For A Last Min Booking

I am working out of office until Tues 24th May. For a last min booking please text message 086 860 45 63 or 00353 86 860 45 63.
Thanks, Nathan - Outdoors Ireland

Kayaking With A Dolphin In Galway City Earlier This Month

Some Favorite Photos From Past Two Weeks

Here is a roundup of some favorite photos from the past two weeks; from a Mountain Skills 1 in the Burren Hills to sunrise over Lough Lein; from a cautious stag on Innisfallen Island to sunset over the Sessile oak woods...

17 May 2016

Mountain Skills 1 In The Burren, Galway, Last Weekend

Spectacular conditions in the Burren Hills last weekend on a Mountain Skills 1 Course. Our next MS1 is in Wicklow on Sat 18th & Sun 19th June. To book a place on this please click here to contact us.