19 August 2023

Outdoor Training Courses & Assessments For This Winter/Spring

Outdoor Training Courses & Assessments For This Winter/SpringLooking ahead to this winter, and coming spring, here are all our training courses and assessments. From map reading to mountaineering ropework; from bushcraft and foraging to lowland leader assessment 🙂

With most of our training courses; once you have completed a course; you can repeat/refresh on the same course at any stage in the future, free of charge - bar a small registration fee each time.

For Details Or To Book Please Contact Nathan Here

 

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Oct : Mountain Skills 1 : Glengarriff/Cork 

Fri 13th - Sun 15th Oct Plus Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Oct : Learn To Lead Climb In Six Days Beginner Friendly / All Gear Provided 

Wed 18th - Thurs 19th Oct : Leave No Trace Trainer : Glengarriff/Cork 

Fri 27th - Sun 29th Oct Plus Fri 3rd - Sun Sun 5th Nov : Learn To Lead Scramble In Six Days Beginner Friendly / All Gear Provided 

Sat 11th - Sun 12th Nov : Mountain Skills 2 : Glengarriff/Cork 

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Nov : Mountain Skills 1 : Killarney/Kerry 

Thurs 23rd - Fri 24th Nov : Lowland Leader Refresher : Glengarriff/Cork 

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Nov : Lowland Leader Training : Glengarriff/Cork 

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Dec : Mountain Skills 1 : Kinvara/Galway 

Sat 9th - Sun 10th Dec : Bushcraft Skills 1 : Glengarriff/Cork 

Sat 16th - Sun 17th Dec : Lowland Leader Assessment : Glengarriff/Cork 

Sat 6th - Sun 7th Jan 2024 : Mountain Skills 1 : Glengarriff/Cork 

Sat 13th - Sun 14th Jan 2024 : Lowland Leader Training : Glengarriff/Cork 

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Jan 2024 : Mountain Skills 2 : Glengarriff/Cork  

For Details Or To Book Please Contact Nathan Here

10 December 2022

All 2023 Course Dates, For Training & Assessment

My main blog has moved here, however here are all the 2023 dates for outdoor training courses and outdoor assessment courses. Thanks, Nathan


Lowland Leader Training:
7th – 8th Jan 2023
11th – 12th Mar 2023
24th – 25th Jun 2023
29th – 30th Jul 2023

25th – 26th Nov 2023

Lowland Leader Refresher:
1st – 2nd Apr 2023
22nd – 23rd Jul 2023
23rd – 24th Nov 2023

Lowland Leader Assessment:
21st – 22nd Jan 2023
26th – 27th Aug 2023
16th – 17th Dec 2023

Camping Leader Assessment:
26th Feb 2023
18th Jun 2023
23rd Jul 2023
20th Aug 2023

Bushcraft Skills 1:
18th – 19th Feb 2023
18th – 19th Mar 2023
22nd – 23rd Apr 2023
9th – 10th Dec 2023

Bushcraft Skills 2:
29th – 30th Apr 2023

Bushcraft Skills 3:
20th – 21st May 2023

Bushcraft Skills Week:
24th – 28th May 2023
25th – 29th Oct 2023

Bushcraft Navigation 1:
9th - 10th Mar 2023

Bushcraft Survival 1:
1st - 2nd Apr 2023 (Two-Day Course)
19th - 21st Apr 2023 (Three-Day Course)
(Also Called Survival Skills 1)

RC1 / Learn To Rock Climb:
29th – 30th Apr 2023

RC3 / Learn To Lead Climb In Six Days:
5th – 7th May Plus 12th – 14th May 2023
13th – 15th Oct Plus 20th – 22nd Oct 2023

Mountain Skills 1 Glengarriff/Cork:
14th – 15th Jan 2023
3rd – 4th Jun 2023
1st – 2nd Jul 2023
7th – 8th Oct 2023

Mountain Skills 1 Killarney/Kerry:
4th – 5th Feb 2023
18th – 19th Nov 2023

Mountain Skills 1 Kinvara/Galway:
4th – 5th Mar 2023
2nd – 3rd Dec 2023

Mountain Skills 2 Glengarriff/Cork:
28th – 29th Jan 2023
25th – 26th Mar 2023
26th – 27th Apr 2023

Scramble Skills 1:
11th – 12th Feb 2023
25th – 26th Nov 2023

Scramble Skills 2:
16th – 17th Dec 2023

Scramble Skills 3:
3rd – 5th Nov Plus 10th – 12th Nov 2023

Kayak Skills – Kayak Strokes – Beginner Friendly
Most Sunday Mornings Throughout Summer, In Glengarriff Bay
This will give you the skills to be a safe and self sufficient kayaker

Kayak Skills – Kayak Rescues – Beginner Friendly
Most Sunday Mornings Throughout Summer, In Glengarriff Bay
This will give you the skills to be a safe and self sufficient kayaker


For Details Or Bookings Please Contact OI Course Director, Nathan Kingerlee
info@outdoorsireland.com
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

26 June 2022

Moving Blog To New Website

After using this blog platform for the past seventeen years; ever since I set up my business (back in 2006!); I am reluctantly moving my blog across to my new website; so everything will be all together.


This Is The New Website + This Is The New Blog

As one of my favorite radio presenters used to say 'if you have been - thank you for listening'

Thanks! Nathan

11 June 2022

Bushcraft Skills - Basecamp

Bushcraft Skills - Basecamp:

When you hit the wilderness and decide to stop to build a shelter, make camp, look for water, etc - the very first thing you want to do is get a decent basecamp.

This is where you can put your belongings and gear somewhere clean, safe, protected from elements and protected from animals.

Everything is together and organised. Up off the ground is good - a tree makes a great cupboard!

If rain or snow is likely however then under an uprooted tree stump or under an overhanging rock is good.


If you are going wandering have your gear prominent. Not being able to find stuff again can be more common than you would think!

More Bushcraft Resources Here
Bushcraft Training Courses Here

9 June 2022

Beginner To Lead Scrambler Course : In The Caha Mountains/West Cork & MacGillycuddy Reeks/Kerry



At the end of this Aug we are running a six-day Beginner To Lead Scrambler Course; split between the Caha Mountains/West Cork and MacGillycuddy Reeks/Kerry.

The course is divided into two three-day blocks (24th Aug-Fri 26th Aug Plus 31st Aug-Fri 2nd Sept).

This course covers the skills and ropework to lead and second on rock steps, mountain ridges and mountain gullies - safely and using a rope when needed.

Two places are still available for it.

More Here: www.outdoorsireland.com/activities/scramble-skills

info@outdoorsireland.com
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

5 June 2022

Bushcraft Skills - Debris Shelter




Bushcraft Skills - Debris Shelter:

Made from whatever 'debris' is available to you. (All dead and on the ground - apart from bracken/rhododendron you should not be taking anything living generally).

You will see a long ridge-pole, an a-frame doorway, ribbing along each side, then the entire frame is covered with debris, such as leaf-mould. The covering should be compacted and should ideally be arm depth in thickness.

More Bushcraft Tips & Resources Here: www.outdoorsireland.com/resources

3 June 2022

Sunset & Half-Day Kayaking Tours In Killarney National Park : Sunrise, Sunset, Bioluminesence & Half-Day Kayaking Tours In Glengarriff Nature Reserve







This June Bank Holiday Weekend we've loads happening; and absolutely stunning weather forecast!

In Killarney National Park; half-day and sunset guided kayaking tours.

In Glengarriff Nature Reserve; sunrise, sunset, bioluminesence, and half-day guided kayaking tours.

For Details Or Booking:
info@outdoorsireland.com
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

All Beginner Friendly
😄

28 May 2022

Bioluminesence Night Kayaking Tours - Glengarriff Bay

Bioluminesence Night Kayaking Tours - Glengarriff Bay - This Summer!

10pm - Midnight
€75 Per Person
Beginner Friendly

All Gear Provided To Keep You Warm/Dry, Including Wetsuits & Buoyancy Aids

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

Kayaking in bioluminesence, on the dark glassy waters of Glengarriff Bay, In Bantry Bay & West Cork, is absolutely magical! However there is no guarantee of experiencing this bioluminesence; though we will do our best for you. Being on the water in a kayak, in the dark, is pretty awesome regardless! This guided sea kayaking tour is also weather dependent.