28 May 2022

Bioluminesence Night Kayaking Tours - Glengarriff Bay

Bioluminesence Night Kayaking Tours - Glengarriff Bay - This Summer!

10pm - Midnight
€75 Per Person
Beginner Friendly

All Gear Provided To Keep You Warm/Dry, Including Wetsuits & Buoyancy Aids

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

Kayaking in bioluminesence, on the dark glassy waters of Glengarriff Bay, In Bantry Bay & West Cork, is absolutely magical! However there is no guarantee of experiencing this bioluminesence; though we will do our best for you. Being on the water in a kayak, in the dark, is pretty awesome regardless! This guided sea kayaking tour is also weather dependent.

Fire Skills - Bushcraft Training

Fire Skills: This is what we call a horizontal fire lay. It is used once you have a decent red ember base, want to settle the fire, conserve fuel, and do some cooking.
 
Like on a bbq, you don't generally want to cook on flames, you want to cook on solid constant heat/embers.
 
You will see a back and two sides to this fire to keep it tidy and controlled. The front is left open to feed in longer logs. Feeding in longer logs, bit by bit, is a lot less work for you.
 
The burning logs are laid horizontally side by side. You will notice a couple of basic ways of heating water and cooking beans.
 
You will also notice a rock back to the fire which reflects back out heat towards you. Important that the fire is never actually built up against a rock, as it scorches the rock and can destroy things like lichen growth or bug habitats on the rock.


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