31 July 2014

Kayaking & Canyoning (Top Things To Do In Killarney In My Opinion!)

Kayaking Out Of Monk's Cave On The Lakes Of Killarney Last Wed

  The Plunge Pool On Our New Canyoning Trip, With Mark Doing A Demo

29 July 2014

Weekly Update At Outdoors Ireland

Fabulous weather! Warm, dry, sunshine, mountains of grey cloud drifting above the grey Kerry mountains, good wetsuit drying and no midges. Orange skies at dawn.

Juggling vehicle/trailer logistics as one jeep is in the garage for a few days. Seems to happen every summer.

Potatoes and garlic in the veg boxes nearly ready for harvesting.

Lots of kayaking happening including our sunset trips. Also forest/mountain biking and rock climbing happening.

Entire team of guides, minus Nathan, left Kerry this morning at 5am to guide a large group of scouts on Lugnaquillia in Wicklow.

Aug Bank Holiday looking busy thankfully. This weekend can often typically be really quiet for some reason. Plenty available with more details here: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/upcomingplaces.php

That's all for now, Nathan

25 July 2014

2015 Course & Guided Trip Dates!

In no particular order here are our 2015 training course dates, plus dates for some of our guided trips.

Mountain Skills 1 Kerry
7th & 8th Feb
2nd & 3rd May
1st & 2nd Aug
7th & 8th Nov

Mountain Skills 1 Galway
7th & 8th Mar
6th & 7th Jun
5th & 6th Sep
5th & 6th Dec

Mountain Skills 1 Wicklow
4th & 5th Apr
4th & 5th Jul
3rd & 4th Oct

Mountain Skills 2 Kerry
31st Jan & 1st Feb
28th & 29th Mar
26th & 27th Sep
28th & 29th Nov

Mountain Skills 2 Wicklow
28th Feb & 1st Mar
25th & 26th Apr
24th & 25th Oct
19th & 20th Dec

Carrauntoohil Guided Climb
1st Saturday Per Month

Bank Holiday Adventure Weekend
4th – 6th Apr
2nd – 4th May
1st – 3rd Aug

Kayak River Trip
2nd Sunday Per Month

Learn To Rock Climb Kerry
21st & 22nd Feb
18th & 19th Apr
16th & 17th May
20th & 21st Jun
18th & 19th Jul
15th & 16th Aug
17th & 18th Oct
21st & 22nd Nov

Learn To Rock Climb Galway
21st & 22nd Mar
19th & 20th Sep

Mountain Skills Intensive Week Kerry
(Beginner To Self Sufficient)
7th – 12th Feb

Mountain Skills Assessment Kerry
11th & 12th Apr
12th & 13th Dec

Kayak Skills Course
8th Feb
5th Apr
7th Jun
5th Jul
2nd Aug
6th Sep
8th Nov

White Water Kayak Skills
14th & 15th Feb
14th & 15th Mar
10th & 11th Oct
14th & 15th Nov

Learn To Lead Climb Kerry
16th – 18th & 23rd – 25th Jan
16th – 18th & 23rd – 25th May
21st – 23rd & 28th – 30th Nov

Learn To Lead Climb Galway
21st - 23rd & 28th – 30th Mar
19th – 21st & 26th – 28th Sep

Learn To Kayak White Water
(Beginner To Self Sufficient)
10th – 12th & 17th – 19th Mar

24 July 2014

Gollum's Pool Abseil/Lower, On Our Canyon Trip

This is my favorite part of our canyoneering trip in Killarney National Park; which involves a lower/abseil into Gollum's Pool; a plunge into the turbulent waterfall base; then a slither and swim out of that gorge section... Click Here To See Details Of Our Canyoning Trips

23 July 2014

New Mountain Skills 2 Dates

We have some new/extra Mountain Skills 2 dates; which are running in Kerry and Wicklow. Here are all of our upcoming MS2 Training dates:

Kerry Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
20th & 21st Sep
8th & 9th Nov

Wicklow Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
11th & 12th Oct
6th & 7th Dec

Click Here For More MS2 Details
Click Here To Book An MS2 Course

Taking A Compass Bearing

Canyoning In Killarney

Video clips of our superbly fun new canyoning! More details here: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/canyonkayak.php

19 July 2014

Outdoor Weekend This August Bank Holiday

Looking for ideas this August Bank Holiday Weekend?
Want to do something different and adventurous?
Join us for an action packed adventure weekend in Killarney!

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Fri 1st (Optional):
Sunset Kayaking Through Killarney National Park
(Half-Day : Beginners Welcome : All Gear Provided)

Sat 2nd:
Climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Peak
(Full-Day : Hiking Boots Provided)

Sun 3rd:
Choice Of Forest & Mountain Biking
Or Killarney National Park Bike Tour

(Half-Day : Beginners Welcome : Bikes Provided)

Mon 4th:
Morning Kayak Trip Across The Lakes Of Killarney
(Half-Day : Beginners Welcome : All Gear Provided)

Price With Fri Sunset Kayaking: €205 Per Person
Price Without Fri Sunset Kayaking: €160 Per Person

Click Here To Book
Click Here To Contact Us

New Mountain Skills 1 Dates

We have some new/extra Mountain Skills 1 dates; which are running in Kerry, Galway and Wicklow. Here are all of our upcoming MS1 Training dates:

Kerry Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
19th & 20th Jul
30th & 31st Aug
27th & 28th Sep
20th & 21st Dec

Galway Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
13th & 14th Sep
25th & 26th Oct

Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
6th & 7th Sep
22nd & 23rd Nov

Click Here For More MS1 Details
Click Here To Book An MS1 Course

What To Do If You Get Caught In Falling Darkness

16 July 2014

Cool Things This Week

We have our full schedule here, plus are available for extra/last min bookings; however I wanted to highlight some cool things that we have happening over the coming days...

Rock Climb Gap Of Dunloe - Places Available
Thurs 17th Jul : 2pm - 5pm : €50pp

Kerry Mountain Skills 1 - Places Available
Sat 19th & Sun 20th Jul : €155pp

Canyoning - Places Available
Sat 19th Jul : 2pm - 5pm : €60pp

Killarney National Park Full-Day Kayak Trip - Places Available
Sun 20th Jul : 10am - 5pm : €75pp

Killarney Lakes Sunset Kayaking - Places Available
Fri 25th Jul : 6pm - 9pm : €50pp

Canyoning & Kayaking Full-Day - Places Available
Fri 25th Jul : 10am - 5pm : €100pp

Galway Bay/Kinvara Bay Sea Kayaking - Places Available
Fri 25th Jul : 2pm - 5pm : €50pp

Rock Climb Gap Of Dunloe - Places Available
Sat 26th Jul : 2pm - 5pm : €50pp

Killarney National Park Bike Tour - Places Available
Sun 27th Jul : 12pm - 3pm €50pp

To Book Please Contact Me Here. Thanks, Nathan

Open Day For Our Outdoor Instructor/Guide Training Course

We have two open days coming up to meet and answer any questions you may have on our Outdoor Instructor & Guide Training Course.

Both open days are at our Killarney base, at Muckross Park Hotel, and are 10am - 4pm on Sat 26th and Tues 29th Jul.

For more details please contact Nathan on info@outdoorsireland.com.

10 July 2014

First Aid Training & Remote Emergency Care Training With Remote West First Aid

If you're looking for First Aid Training, Occupational First Aid Training or Remote Emergency Care I highly recommend Maria at www.remotewestfirstaid.com.

Marie Lyons does our yearly team first aid course; plus provides courses for our clients. As well as being Mayo based, she offers courses throughout Ireland.

We have just finished our yearly team REC3 Training. Although a REC3 qualification is valid for three years we complete this first aid course each year to stay as sharp as possible. We also run various in-house scenario training over the year, from dealing with a cardiac arrest out hiking to dealing with a broken ankle out canyoning...

Remote Emergency Care Level 2 is needed for our Mountain Skills Courses, while Remote Emergency Care Level 3 is needed for our Instructor & Guide Training Course.

Outdoor Instructor & Guide Training Course Part-Time - Starting In Oct

Here is a link for our Outdoor Instructor & Guide Training Course, running part-time from Killarney/Kerry this Oct '14 to May '15.

Click Here For More Details

Based In Killarney/Kerry, Starting Oct 2014, This Intensive Course Is Designed & Aimed At Four Types Of People:

1. If You Are Looking To Vastly Increase & Certify Your Own Current Outdoor Skills.
2. If You Are Looking For A Career Change & Would Like A Job In The Outdoor Industry.
3. If You Are Planning To Set Up Your Own Part-Time/Full-Time Adventure Business.
4. If You Are Looking For An Add-On To An Existing Hospitality Business, Such As A Hostel/Hotel Offering Hill Walks Or Kayaking.

National Governing Body Modules:
Remote Emergency Care Level 3

River Safety Rescue 1
River Safety Rescue 2

Level 2 Kayak Instructor
Level 3 Kayak Skills

Lead Rock Climbing Trainee

Mountain Leader Trainee
Mountain Skills Assessment

Outdoors Ireland Modules:
Outdoor Guiding Skills

Outdoor Instruction Skills

Outdoor Coaching Skills

Emergency Procedures

9 July 2014

Sea Kayaking Through Galway Docks & Galway Bay

Paddling Alongside The Aran Island Boat, Which Carries Fuel, Cows, Vans, Tractors & Food Supplies

Under The Dock Gates, Which Open For Approx Two Hours Each High Tide. Right Then The Inner Water Level Was Two Metres Higher Than Us

Out By Mutton Island Lighthouse On A Crystal Calm Day, Taking In The Views Of Galway City, The Burren & Black Head

5 July 2014

Our Recent Work Places

Canoeing Through Swallow Island On Lough Lein, The Lakes Of Killarney

Connemara At It's best, Out On A Guided Hike

Paddling Out To Innisfallen Island, On A Sparkling Afternoon

One Of Our Team, Mark Taylor, Setting Up An Abseil In the Gap Of Dunloe

Mweelrea, One Of Ireland's 'Four Peaks'

Lowering Off H Buttress - Beautiful Climb!

Sink Hole In The Burren Near Kinvara, On A Kinvara/Burren Guided Hike

2 July 2014

Extreme Canyoning In Killarney / Killarney National Park

Although these aren't our own photos here are four shots to give you as clear idea as possible what is involved in our new Extreme Canyoning.

1 July 2014

Our New Dawn Kayak Tour Through Killarney National Park & The Lakes Of Killarney

This summer we are running a Dawn Kayak Tour, 6am - 9am, through Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney. This amazingly peaceful early morning trip is spectacular; whether you experience a golden orange sunrise or a damp misty dawn...

Guided by Nathan Kingerlee, this kayak tour explores a new area of Killarney National Park, taking in Muckross Lake, Old Weir Bridge, the haunted ruins of Glena Cottage and the ancient oak woods of Shehy Mountain.

Price: €60 Per Person
6am - 9am
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

To Book Please Contact Nathan:

+353 (0) 86 860 45 63