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!