22 December 2014

Print Your Own Gift Voucher

Need A Last Minute Gift Voucher?

1. Print Off This Voucher/Image

2. Write Whatever Trip Or Course You Want Onto The Printed Voucher

3. Contact Us In Jan To Sort Payment

Happy Christmas!

21 December 2014

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas From MJ & Nathan! Closed after a Killarney National Park Kayak Trip today and back open again from Tues 6th Jan.

Click Here To See Our Upcoming Places

Photo: Kerry Hills, Gap Of Dunloe, This Weekend Running A Mountain Skills Course

18 December 2014

Kayaking On The Wild Atlantic Way

Thanks to Jen and The Malton Hotel for this great video, with some of our Lakes of Killarney kayaking featured in it.

17 December 2014

14 December 2014

Kayaking With Fungi Or Hiking, Walking & Biking Holidays

In the spirit of Christmas check out our friends Irish Adventures for sea kayaking with Fungi in Dingle; or Southwestwalks Ireland for amazing hiking, walking and biking holidays!

Their web links are http://irishadventures.net and http://www.southwestwalksireland.com

13 December 2014

Winter Route In MacGillycuddy Reeks

With ice axe and crampons, up O Shea's Gully; roped up across Beenkeragh Ridge, which was gently technical with powder snow, cutting wind, and plenty of rocky steps to negotiate. Then onto the summit of Beenkeragh @ 1010m. Long descent finally along the side of Hag's Tooth Ridge and back out Hag's Glen. For Details Of These Climbing Days Contact:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

11 December 2014

Kerry Mountain Skills 1 This 20th & 21st Dec

We have a Mountain Skills 1 in Killarney/Kerry this Sat 20th & Sun 21st Dec. Beginner friendly, the aim at the end of the weekend is for you to have competent and solid map reading, navigation and safety skills for mountain climbing in Ireland or further afield.

The price is €155 per person and each day runs 930am - 530pm. For more details or to book please contact us here: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/contact.php

10 December 2014

Some Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Photos

Lunch Break

Early Morning Mist Over The Pines

Some Of The First Frost Of The Winter

Bird Nest In The Heather & Grass, Maybe A Snipe

Sunset Clouds Through The Deepening Mist

28 November 2014

Sea Kayak Tour On A Calm November

Sea Kayak Tour On A Blue Calm November In Galway City & Bay

Galway Dock Gates, Holding Back The Dock Water

Ready To Go

Dead Man's Beach, Looking Towards The Burren & Black Head

One Of The Many Galway Dock Piers

Three Very Nice Girls Out For A Morning Kayak Trip

27 November 2014

Improve Your Climbing Course

We have an Improve Your Climbing Course in the Gap of Dunloe this weekend, with some places available on it.

This is for someone with some climbing experience already and will cover more efficient and safer climbing practices, different methods of belaying, more advanced climbing techniques, knots and rope-work, abseiling with a prussik plus climb set-ups.

The price is €150 per person and all equipment is provided.

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

26 November 2014

19 November 2014

Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 This Weekend

We have one place left available for our Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 this weekend, running from Glendalough/Laragh and mainly taking place up in the Wicklow Mountains.

This is our last Wicklow MS1 Course of 2014. More details here: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/mountainskills.php

Click Here To Book

15 November 2014

Some Corporate Adventure / Team Building Options For Killarney This Winter

​Just put together some team building adventure options for a corporate enquiry and thought it may be of interest to blog them also.

Forest & Mountain Biking Through Killarney National Park
Video Clip: http://tinyurl.com/o7bwol3
3 Hours : €50pp

Team Challenges In Killarney National Park
Over a half day complete team challenges, either physically or mentally challenging, depending on your program. Work in small teams to develop strategies or complete a map challenge. Work in larger teams to cross a lava field using the equipment supplied, or similar projects. All in the open air and spectacular setting of Killarney National Park.
2/3 Hours : €50pp

Climb Torc Mountain
Ireland's most majestic mountains and spectacular valleys are located in Kerry and West Cork, where the wild Atlantic meets our rocky coastline. Explore the ice carved Torc Valley and Friars Glen, strewn with rivers and streams, steeped in history, with a local guide. Climb the rugged bracken covered Kerry hillside, to savor crisp views over the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Dingle Bay and Killarney, before descending gently down the side of Torc Waterfall.
3 Hours : €50pp Ten Min Transfer (Price Not Included)

13 November 2014

Winter Mountaineering Training - Snow & Ice Skills In Kerry

We are running Winter Mountaineering Training in the MacGillycuddy Reeks over the coming weeks, which is non-snow dependent; so can run regardless of conditions.

This is both a one-day and a two-day program, aimed at giving you an intro to the knowledge and skills for winter mountaineering/snow and ice work in Ireland and Scotland.

Price: €75 Per Person/Per Day
Crampons & Ice Axe Provided
9am - 5pm

Winter Mountaineering Program:
Winter Clothing
Back Pack Gear
Day Prep
GPS/Map Relocation
Route Choice
Harness & Helmet
Axe Fitting
Crampon Fitting
Walking Axe Use
Walking Axe Arrest
Crampon Use
Mixed Ground Work
Safe Havens
Rope Flaking/Coiling
Tie In
Basic Lead & Second
Moving Together
Body Belay
Emergency Abseil
Sling Runner Placement
Intro To Avalanche Awareness
Mountain Hazards

For More Details & Dates Contact Nathan:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

Mountain Skills 1 & 2 Training Courses - Last Of 2014

We have three Mountain Skills Courses remaining for 2014, with a couple of places left available on each one. Here are the details:

Wicklow Mountain Skills 1

22nd & 23rd Nov
€155pp : http://www.outdoorsireland.com/mountainskills.php

Kerry Mountain Skills 2
6th & 7th Dec
€155pp : http://www.outdoorsireland.com/mountainskills.php

Kerry Mountain Skills 1
20th & 21st Dec
€155pp : http://www.outdoorsireland.com/mountainskills.php

Please Click Here To Book A Mountain Skills Course

12 November 2014

6 November 2014

Mountain Skills 1 Training Course - Wicklow (Mountaineering Ireland Recognised)

We have two/three places left on a Mountain Skills 1 Training Course on 22nd & 23rd Nov, running in Wicklow.

This intensive, but relaxed, course runs in the Wicklow Mountains near Laragh/Glendalough. It is completely beginner friendly - you just need hiking boots, back pack and a map.

The price is €155 per person and the aim at the end of the weekend is that you have a solid understanding of map reading, navigation techniques, basic compass work, contour feature recognition, mountain hazards and essential mountain equipment.

For more details or to book please contact Nathan on info@outdoorsireland.com or +353 (0) 86 860 45 63.

This is a Mountaineering Ireland recognised course.

Click Here To See Our Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus

Food On Innisfallen Island

Holly Berries (Haven't Tried To Eat Them)
Yew Berries (Delicious, But Get Advice; The Seeds & Potentially The Berries Are Fatal)
Elderflower Berries

Sloe Berries


Crab Apples

Here are some of the delicious berries and fruits on Innisfallen Island. I forgot my lunch one day, out there on a kayak trip, and some quick foraging had me sorted until dinner.

5 November 2014

Reeks & Ridges Scrambling Course

Develop The Rope Work Skills & Scrambling Skills To Be Self Sufficient On Mountaineering Ridges

Reeks & Ridges is a two/three day scrambling course based in the Gap of Dunloe and MacGillycuddy Reeks.

Over the two days you will cover scrambling skills, rope work, anchors, belaying, communication and emergency abseiling.
The second day will involve climbing a proper mountain ridge using and developing these skills.

There is also an option of a third day which will involve a climb of the spectacular Howling Ridge.

No previous scrambling experience needed, however hill walking experience is required.

Price For Two Days:
€200 Per Person
Price For Three Days: €300 Per Person
9am - 5pm
Equipment Provided

Reeks & Ridges Dates:

Please Contact Us For Dates

Sea Kayaking In Galway City Available This Sat

We have a Galway City Morning Guided Sea Kayak Trip available this Sat 8th Nov.

The price is €50 per person and the time is 10am - 1pm.

More details here: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/galwaybaykayaking.php

To book please contact Nathan here: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/contact.php

Beginners Welcome!

28 October 2014

Beautiful Blog Post From Travel Blogger, Margo

Margo, travel blogger from www.gutenblogyall.com, joined us for a dawn kayak tour on the Killarney Lakes. Here's her blog post from the morning, including some beautiful photos:

Thanks Margo & Dan!

26 October 2014

3 Shots Of Our Office At Dawn

This was a dawn/sunrise kayak trip. I think the most magic kayak tour I've run on the Lakes of Killarney over the past nine years... Nathan

25 October 2014

Sea Kayaking In Galway City & Kinvara Bay

Some recent shots of our Galway City Sea Kayaking and Kinvara Bay Sea Kayaking.