25 May 2022

Fire Skills - Bushcraft Training

Fire Skills: This is what we call a pyramid lay or teepee lay. It is laid on top of, and all around, your tinder. The pyramid shape creates a chimney updraft effect and helps get your fire blazing. This is all built before you strike your spark.

You strike your spark into the upwind side of fire setup; meaning any breeze fans the sparks and flames deeper into the fire.

The fuel being used here is rhododendron. Dry rhododendron makes a really good starting fuel.


13 May 2022

Bioluminescence Sea Kayaking Tours (Night Kayaking) In Glengarriff Bay This Summer!


Bioluminescence has been in Glengarriff Bay/West Cork in small amounts since March. To kayak or swim in it is absolutely magical!

I have tended not to run these kayaking tours up to now; as we end up short on sleep and also it can be temperamental and I don't like to see disappointed people heading home 😀

However due to the interest and inquiries happening we will start to run them on limited dates. Generally they will run 9pm-Midnight and the price is €75pp. Beginner friendly and all gear provided.

Next provisional dates for this Bioluminescence Sea Kayaking is 20th-22nd May; 27th-29th May; and June Bank Holiday 3rd-6th June. info@outdoorsireland.com if you are interested in booking. Thanks, Nathan

9 April 2022

Bushcraft Skills 1 & Mountain Skills 1 Coming Up In May

Bushcraft Skills 1 & Mountain Skills 1 Coming Up In May

I have had no courses running for a while. First two back - and very excited! Bushcraft Skills 1 (Glengarriff) on 7th & 8th May; followed by Mountain Skills 1 (Killarney) on 14th & 15th May.

Spots are available to book on both - info@outdoorsireland.com 😀

3 March 2022

Outdoors Ireland Training Courses For Summer 2022

Outdoors Ireland Training Courses For Summer 2022:


Kayak Skills 1 (Half-Day Kayak Techniques)
19th Jun  :  10am-1pm  :  Glengarriff/Cork
17th Jul  :  10am-1pm  :  Glengarriff/Cork
28th Aug  :  10am-1pm  :  Glengarriff/Cork
Fun / Beginner Friendly


Kayak Skills 2 (Half-Day Kayak Rescues)
19th Jun  :  2pm-5pm  :  Glengarriff/Cork
17th Jul  :  2pm-5pm  :  Glengarriff/Cork
28th Aug  :  2pm-5pm  :  Glengarriff/Cork
Fun / Beginner Friendly


Mountain Skills 1

14th - 15th May  :  Killarney/Kerry
30th - 31st Jul  :  Glengarriff/Cork
3rd - 4th Sep  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Mountain Skills 2
21st - 22nd May  :  Glengarriff/Cork
24th - 25th Sep  :  Killarney/Kerry
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Learn To Rock Climb (RC1)
28th - 29th May  :  Glengarriff/Cork
6th - 7th Aug  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Learn To Lead Climb (RC3)
3rd - 5th Plus 10th - 12th Jun  :  Gap Of Dunloe Plus Dingle Sea Cliffs
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Scramble Skills 1
25th - 26th Jun  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Scramble Skills 2
20th - 21st Aug  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Bushcraft Skills 1
7th - 8th May  :  Glengarriff/Cork
10th - 11th Sep  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Bushcraft Skills 2
1st - 2nd Oct  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Bushcraft Navigation 1 (Natural Navigation)
17th - 18th Sep  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Lowland Leader Training
23rd - 24th Jul  :  Glengarriff/Cork
13th - 14th Aug  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Camping Leader Assessment
18th Jun  :  Glengarriff/Cork
16th Jul  :  Glengarriff/Cork
27th Aug  :  Glengarriff/Cork
30th Sep  :  Glengarriff/Cork
27th Oct  :  Glengarriff/Cork
24th Nov  :  Glengarriff/Cork
21st Dec  :  Glengarriff/Cork
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Outdoors Ireland Training School
Course Director: Nathan Kingerlee
info@outdoorsireland.com
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

8 December 2021

2022 Course Calender

Learn To Rock Climb / RC1:
28th - 29th May
25th - 26th Jun

Learn To Lead Climb In Six Days / RC3:
8th - 10th Apr Plus 22nd - 24th Apr
3rd - 5th Jun Plus 10th - 12th Jun
7th - 9th Oct Plus 14th - 16th Oct

Bushcraft Skills 1:
26th - 27th Feb
7th - 8th May
10th - 11th Sep
12th - 13th Nov

Bushcraft Skills 2:
1st - 2nd Oct

Bushcraft Navigation 1:
17th - 18th Sep

Mountain Skills 1:
29th - 30th Jan Galway
19th - 20th Feb Killarney
2nd - 3rd Apr Glengarriff
14th - 15th May Killarney
3rd - 4th Sep Glengarriff
29th - 30th Oct Galway
19th - 20th Nov Killarney
3rd - 4th Dec Glengarriff
10th - 11th Dec Killarney
17th - 18th Dec Galway

Mountain Skills 2:
12th - 13th Feb Killarney
21st - 22nd May Glengarriff
24th - 25th Sep Killarney
26th - 27th Nov Galway
5th - 6th Dec Glengarriff
22nd - 23rd Dec Glengarriff

Scramble Skills 1:
22nd - 23rd Oct
7th - 8th Dec

Scramble Skills 2:
5th - 6th Nov

Beginner To Mountaineer In Six Days / Mountain Program 1:
3rd - 8th Dec


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



11 November 2021

One Last Bushcraft Skills Course For 2021

One last bushcraft skills course before the end of 2021 😄. In the wilds and woods of Glengarriff on Sat 20th & Sun 21st Nov. I have two spots left available for this. This is what we will be covering: http://outdoorsireland.blogspot.com/2019/06/bushcraft-skills-1-syllabus.html

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

30 October 2021

Beginner To Mountaineer: Six-Day Intensive Course

Beginner To Mountaineer Six-Day Intensive Program


I have a six-day mountain course coming up in early December, with some places available on it, running part in Killarney and part in Glengarriff.

Join this intensive mountaineering course as a complete beginner. Finish this course as a safe, competent and well skilled mountaineer, able to plan a mountain route, plan a mountain expedition, navigate with map and compass, night navigate, deal with steep dangerous ground, deal with emergencies, tackle scrambling routes and ridges, and use a rope in a mountain environment.

You become a member of Mountaineering Ireland and will get qualified/signed off for completing Mountain Skills 1 plus Mountain Skills 2.

No Previous Experience Is Needed
Price: €652 Per Person
Dates: Sat 4th - Thurs 9th Dec

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