23 October 2013

Recent Kayaking Photos From Galway City & Lough Lein

Sun Pouring Through The Clouds Above Lough Lein, Looking Towards Mangerton Mountain

Rainbow Over Killarney National Park & Oak Woods

Autumn Shower!

Early Morning Over Galway Bay

Super New Irish Sailing Association Jeep!

Trying Out Some New Kayak Sails We Got Recently From www.darrenskayaks.com

A Mermaid!

German Police Boat In Galway Docks, Being Converted Into A Cruise Boat

21 October 2013

Outdoors Ireland Looking For New Instructor/Guide

We are looking for another instructor and guide for the coming spring onwards; working between Kerry and Galway. You will need instructor qualifications in kayaking, rock climbing and mountaineering; plus a large amount of previous experience.

Please Email Your CV To Nathan:

18 October 2013

Discounted Mountain Skills Promotion In Wicklow & Galway

Learn To Map Read & Navigate In The Irish Hills On Our Mountain Skills Promo!

If you have always wanted to get off the beaten track and explore the mountains properly, but lack the right skills; or if a map has always seemed like a random collection of squiggles, then our Mountain Skills Promo is for you!

Our one day workshop will take place outdoors. All abilities will be catered for, from complete beginners to experienced walkers, together with experienced and qualified mountaineering instructors.

You will be given a crash course in map reading, navigation techniques and equipment advice.

Our Mountain Skills Promo is not an alternative to completing Mountain Skills 1, but rather an extra day.

All you need are waterproofs, backpack, map and compass.

Promotional Price: €35 Per Person
10am - 4pm/5pm
Pre Booking Essential
Beginners Welcome

23rd Nov : Kinvara/Galway : Fully Booked
(Contact Us To Be On A Standby List)

30th Nov : Wicklow : Places Available

To Confirm Please Make Full Payment Of €35 Per Person Here: www.outdoorsireland.com/paypal.php
Please Note This Payment Is Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable

Also please email your name, mobile number, any medical problems, and which date/location you are booking for, to: info@outdoorsireland.com

Mountain Skills 1 In Wicklow Last Weekend

Some photos from a Wicklow based Mountain Skills 1 last weekend. Great conditions - dry, incredibly misty and quite cold!

15 October 2013

Upcoming Places, Including Our Discounted Mountain Skills Promo

Killarney National Park Kayaking : 19th Oct & 16th Nov

Galway City Sea Kayaking : 19th Oct

Kayak Level 3/White Water Kayak Skills : 25th & 26th Oct

Howling Ridge Course : 1st & 2nd Nov

Mountain Skills 1 Kerry : 9th & 10th Nov

Lead Rock Climb Course Galway : Starts 20th Nov

€35 Mountain Skills Promo Galway : 23rd Nov

Mountain Skills 2 Galway : 23rd & 24th Nov

€35 Mountain Skills Promo Wicklow : 30th Nov

Carrauntoohil Guided Climb : 7th Dec

Mountain Scramble Rope Work Galway : 7th Dec

Mountain Skills 1 Galway : 14th & 15th Dec

Mountain Skills 2 Wicklow : 21st & 22nd Dec

Click Here To Contact Us For More Details

10 October 2013

Mountain Skills 1 In Wicklow & Mountain Skills 2 In Galway

We have two places left for a Mountain Skills 1 in the Wicklow Mountains this weekend; starting tomorrow; and based from Laragh/Glendalough.

This course covers map reading, contour features, navigation techniques, mountain hazards, personal equipment, timing and pacing.

At the end of this course you will have a solid and comprehensive introduction to the skills needed to be self sufficient in the mountains. You will also have a good understanding of the overall Mountain Skills Scheme. Price: €155pp.

We have added an extra Mountain Skills 2, for 23rd & 24th Nov, in Galway, and based from Kinvara.

This course covers emergency procedures, grid references, navigation techniques, compass bearings, night navigation and steep ground work.

At the end of this course you will be well underway to being self sufficient in the mountains, in most weather and visibility conditions. You will also have a good understanding of the preparation needed to move onto Mountain Skills Assessment.
Price: €155pp.

For More Details Or To Book Click Here To Contact Me

Thanks, Nathan

Canoeing Lough Rea & Royal Canal

9 October 2013

Jason Paddling Lough Lein

Doing some team training last week I got these three great shots, with a real autumn feel to Killarney National Park...

8 October 2013

Upcoming Outdoor Training In Killarney, Galway & Wicklow

Over the coming weeks we have quite a few courses happening, including Mountain Skills 1, Kayak Level 3/White Water Training, Howling Ridge/Scrambling, Lead Rock Climbing; plus Guided Kayak Tours on the Killarney Lakes and Galway Bay.

Click Here For Full Details Or Contact Me If You Don't See What You Are Looking For

Thanks, Nathan Kingerlee

What We've Been Up To Lately...

Deer On Innisfallen Island, On A Sunset/Dusk Kayak Trip

Jason, One Of Our Main Team Members, Near Heavenly Gates On Carrauntoohil

Guided Hike On Slea Head, Dingle, Overlooking Dingle Bay & The Blasket Islands

 Blasket Islands, From The Dingle Way

Overcast & Brooding Sunset Kayak Trip!

Hiking Ventry Beach On The Dingle Peninsula

2 October 2013

Red Bull Mountain Climbing Article

Helped www.redbull.com with an Irish mountain climbing article...

We may be a small island but there's tons of mighty mountains waiting for you to climb it's rugged rocks. Click Here To Read More