Thursday, 21 May 2015

Mountain Skills 1 Training Weekend Coming Up In Kinvara, Galway

We have a Mountain Skills 1 Training Weekend coming up in Kinvara; on the Galway/Clare/Burren border on Sat 6th & Sun 7th June.

This is a really awesome training course, spent outdoors in the lush rolling white Burren Hills, and I cannot wait to be out in them!

Please get in touch if you would like to book a place. We have two spots left at present.

You can contact me on 086 860 45 63 or info@outdoorsireland.com.

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Thanks! Nathan

Friday, 8 May 2015

Miserable Wet Day

Sika Deer Nibbling Willow Buds

Victorian Flooded Copper Mine

Monks Cave

Navigation Training, Pre Army Ranger Wing Selection

Our Bushcraft Survival Training Location

Hot & Sunny Mountain Skills 1, With A Very Small Backpack!

Mountain Skills Training

Taking It Easy!



Miserable wet day outdoors! Here are some photos from the past two weeks...

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Our Week...

Red Deer On Innisfallen Island

Reflections On Lough Lein

Monks Cave

Limestone Passage, Just Wide Enough For A Kayak!

A Choice Of Tunnels...

15th Century Ross Castle In Morning Sunlight

Ancient University & Leper Hospital

Life On Dead Wood

Briar Thickets, Waiting For The Blackberries

Blackthorn In Blossom

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Full Moon & Dawn Kayaking On The Lakes Of Killarney


We have some truly magical and awe-inspiring Full Moon/Dawn Kayak Tours planned on the Lakes Of Killarney to coincide with full moon. The price is €50 per person. The three hour trip is completely beginner friendly and you will be provided with all the gear needed to keep you warm and dry!

Whether you experience a dazzling orange and gold sunrise over Ross Castle and the Kerry mountains; or a mysterious grey and misty dawn over the ancient oak woods and ruins of Innisfallen Abbey; this is a pretty special trip.

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Here is a recent Trip Advisor review on our new trip:

''Magical misty morning on the lake. Loved this 3 hour experience with Outdoors Ireland. We started out in the early still-dark morning, under the expert guidance of Nathan. Watching castle and monastery and swans emerge as the sky lightened. With the constant backdrop of dramatic mountains, there is a strong sense of medieval Ireland. And in case anyone is worried, kayaking is easy peasy! It's fun, it gives you a unique perspective from the water (which was after all how most traveling was done), Nathan relates some pleasantly creepy historic stories en route, and there are moments of real peace paddling or drifting on the lake.''

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To Book Please Contact:
info@outdoorsireland.com
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

Advent - By Patrick Kavanagh

We have tested and tasted too much, lover-
Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.
But here in the Advent-darkened room
Where the dry black bread and the sugarless tea
Of penance will charm back the luxury
Of a child's soul, we'll return to Doom
The knowledge we stole but could not use.

And the newness that was in every stale thing
When we looked at it as children: the spirit-shocking
Wonder in a black slanting Ulster hill
Or the prophetic astonishment in the tedious talking
Of an old fool will awake for us and bring
You and me to the yard gate to watch the whins
And the bog-holes, cart-tracks, old stables where Time begins.

O after Christmas we'll have no need to go searching
For the difference that sets an old phrase burning-
We'll hear it in the whispered argument of a churning
Or in the streets where the village boys are lurching.
And we'll hear it among decent men too
Who barrow dung in gardens under trees,
Wherever life pours ordinary plenty.
Won't we be rich, my love and I, and
God we shall not ask for reason's payment,
The why of heart-breaking strangeness in dreeping hedges
Nor analyse God's breath in common statement.
We have thrown into the dust-bin the clay-minted wages
Of pleasure, knowledge and the conscious hour-
And Christ comes with a January flower.

Patrick Kavanagh
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Lovely Feedback From A Dawn/Sunrise Kayak Tour On Lakes Of Killarney

Magical misty morning on the lake
Loved this 3 hour experience with Outdoors Ireland. We started out in the early still-dark morning, under the expert guidance of Nathan. Watching castle and monastery and swans emerge as the sky lightened. With the constant backdrop of dramatic mountains, there is a strong sense of medieval Ireland. And in case anyone is worried, kayaking is easy peasy! It's fun, it gives you a unique perspective from the water (which was after all how most traveling was done), Nathan relates some pleasantly creepy historic stories en route, and there are moments of real peace paddling or drifting on the lake. Highly recommend. Visited April 2015

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Misty Morning Kayak Trip On Lakes Of Killarney

Dark & Then Peaceful Misty Dawn Kayak Trip Through Lough Lein - Lake Of Wisdom.