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Campcraft Skills - One Day

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  • Mountain Equipment
  • Expedition Equipment
  • Mountain Navigation
  • Forest Navigation
  • Snow Navigation
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Camp Choice
  • Camp Set Up
  • Tent Set Up
  • Fire Set Up
  • Toilet Set Up
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • VHF Radio Procedure

Price: €90 Per Person
10am - 5pm
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

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Canyon & Kayak Gap Of Dunloe - Night Trip

Canyon & Kayak Through The Awe Inspiring Gap Of Dunloe At Night

Journey through the ice carved and inspiring Gap of Dunloe, following the water course, from the highest height to the deepest pool.

By canyon and by kayak travel through stream, river, lake, gorge and track, using rope and trolley in places. Pass through five deep black lakes and cascading water systems, as the sun sets over the Kerry mountains and darkness falls on the Gap of Dunloe.

Descending a height of one hundred and fifty meters and traveling a distance of six kilometres, this incredible journey in the untamed wilds of Kerry will give you an experience never to forget!

No Previous Kayaking Experience Is Needed

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Price: €80 Per Person
6pm - 11pm
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

Canyon & Kayak Gap Of Dunloe Dates:

Weekly Trips

Canyon & Kayak In Gap Of Dunloe

Dawn Kayak Trip

Experience A Dawn Kayak Trip Through Killarney National Park & 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.

'And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings'
William Butler Yeats 1892

No Previous Kayaking Experience Is Needed

Price: €50 Per Person
6am - 9am
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

Fabulous & Delicious Gourmet Breakfast At Muckross Park Hotel Afterwards
Price: €16 Per Person Extra

Dawn Kayak Trip Dates:
Weekly Trips

Rock Climb Intro

Discover The Adrenaline & Thrill Of Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe
Climb on warm sandstone cliffs in the glaciated Gap of Dunloe, just outside Killarney. Spend a day in the company of a qualified instructor, learning climbing techniques and rope work, while savouring invigorating mountain views, challenging yourself and discovering what rock climbing in Kerry is really like!

No Previous Rock Climbing Experience Is Needed

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Price: €95 Per Person
10am - 5pm
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

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Bushcraft Survival Intro - One Day

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  • Bushcraft Equipment
  • Emergency Improvisation
  • Shelter Building
  • Fire Building
  • Food Foraging
  • Outdoor Cooking

Price: €90 Per Person
10am - 5pm
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

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Canyon Torc Gorge

Test Yourself With Our Thrilling Canyoning Trip

Canyon through a deep isolated mountain gorge, accessible only by the water system you travel down. This is our most thrilling and extreme adventure; and while beginner friendly, does requires a calm head and sense of adventure.

Your awesome journey downstream involves a waterfall abseil into Gollum's Pool, rock jumps and plunges, rope lowers and rapid slides. With all equipment provided, including double wetsuits, you will stay warm and comfortable as you canyon down this mountain river; through a mixture of deep tranquil pools and roaring rapids. All overhung by a rainforest type roof of vibrant trees and lush vegetation, through which occasional shafts of sunlight drop.

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Price: €60 Per Person
10am - 1pm
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

Canyon Torc Gorge & Kayak The Lakes Of Killarney For €100 Per Person

Canyon Torc Gorge Dates:
Weekly Trips

Dave Roche

Dave Roche Outdoors IrelandDave Roche has been mountaineering and climbing for more than twenty five years, the past eighteen years as an outdoor instructor, making him the most experienced team member of Outdoors Ireland. Having travelled and climbed extensively, Dave has a wealth of high altitude mountain experience and expeditioning in all the greater ranges. His extensive mountain experience combined with an in depth knowledge of technical equipment, proves invaluable to customers, whether they are preparing for Carrauntoohil, Mont Blanc or Aconcagua

Dave In The Irish Times

Dave In Outsider Magazine

Tomas O Donoghue

Tomas O Donoghue is a Killarney native, who lives for the great outdoors. Introduced to Kerry's mountains, lakes, rivers and coastline from a young age, he developed a strong bond to nature and all the fun that goes with it.

Kayaking being his main passion, Tomas has traveled the world with his kayak, and represented Ireland at both junior and senior level in the World Freestyle Championships on separate occasions.

Darragh O Sullivan

Darragh O Sullivan is an experienced outdoor pursuits instructor, and a professional personal development coach. Ideally placed to design and deliver team building programs and adventure activities, he is no stranger to running successful adventure challenges, having directed the logistics and operations for Ireland's only ever World Series Adventure Race, The Turas.

Darragh has a varied background, from physics to business analysis, and has worked, travelled and studied all over the world. His calm, supportive style, along with his range of skills and experience, allow him to connect easily with people and empower them to reach their potential.

Learn To Kayak White Water In Six Days

From Learner To White Water Kayaker In Six Days

Learn To Kayak White Water is a six day kayaking course on Kerry or Galway rivers.

Over the six days, which will be divided into two blocks, you will learn the skills and techniques to kayak white water rivers, including river reading skills, communication and rescues.

At the end of this course you will be a safe and self sufficient paddler on grade one or grade two rivers, with river reading skills and an introduction to dealing with river hazards and rescues. You will have Canoeing Ireland Level 2 Proficiency and have begun Level 3 Proficiency Training.

White water kayaking is a long apprentice style journey, which generally is done under the careful supervision of a more experienced kayaking partner. Becoming safe and self sufficient at white water kayaking cannot be rushed, and while you will be a white water kayaker at the end of our intensive course; your safety will be a learning journey that will continue long after your kayaking course.

No Previous Kayaking Experience Is Needed

Price: €440 Per Person
9am - 5pm
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

Kerry Learn To Kayak White Water Dates:
15th - 17th & 22nd - 24th Oct '14
10th - 12th & 17th - 19th Mar '15
6th - 8th & 13th - 15th Oct '15

Galway Learn To Kayak White Water Dates:

Tadhg Boyden

Tadhg Boyden Outdoors IrelandTadhg Boyden is an extremely experienced and highly qualified instructor, specialising in a range of adventure sports, from white water kayaking, to sailing, to rock climbing. With over twelve years outdoor experience Tadhg now spends a large part of each year training outdoor instructors.

When not working Tadhg can be found tackling some of Kerry's more extreme white water rivers.

Tadhg Climbs Carrauntoohil Backwards

Bushcraft Foraging - One Day

Bushcraft Foraging Dates:
28th Jan
24th Feb
21st Apr
23rd Jun
25th Aug
20th Oct
15th Dec

Improve Your Climbing - Rock Climb 2

Tackle Sea Cliff Climbing & Learn To Set Up Rock Climbs

Improve Your Climbing is a two day climbing course, in the Gap of Dunloe and Dingle, Kerry; or the Burren, near Galway.

Over the two days you will climb and abseil, focus on climbing techniques, use different methods of belaying and learn to set up a top rope climbing system.

At the end of this course you will be able to tackle more challenging climbs, have a greater understanding of climbing techniques, use climbing equipment, set up a top rope climbing system and use climbing calls.

Price: €150 Per Person
10am - 5pm
Equipment Provided

Kerry Improve Your Climbing Dates:
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Galway Improve Your Climbing Dates:
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Mountain Skills Assessment

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Price: €175 Per Person
Day 1: 930am - 930pm
Day 2: 930am - 530pm
Mountaineering Ireland Recognition

Kerry Mountain Skills Assessment Dates:
15th & 16th Nov '14
11th & 12th Apr '15
12th & 13th Dec '15

Galway Mountain Skills Assessment Dates:

Wicklow Mountain Skills Assessment Dates:

Course Director:
Michelle Hughes

Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills Training & Assessment

Bushcraft Cooking - One Day

Bushcraft Cooking Dates:
29th Jan
24th Mar
26th May
21st Jul
22nd Sep
24th Nov

White Water Open Canoeing - Level 3 Proficiency

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Barry Coscoran

Barry Coscoran Outdoors IrelandBarry Coscoran has been involved with outdoor adventure sports since 2001, having worked as a white water raft guide in Ecuador and with adventure companies throughout Ireland. Barry's passion in life is kayaking and he is most happy with a paddle in his hand; whether tackling the thrills and spills of Kerry white water or rolling Atlantic swell! Since moving to Kerry's MacGillycuddy Reeks, he has also become an enthusiastic rock climber and mountaineer.

Barry is currently working on a solo sea kayak circumnavigation of Ireland, taking in 2092 kilometers of Irish coastline.

Barry In The Irish Times

Jason McGloin

Jason McGloin Outdoors IrelandJason McGloin has been working and training in the outdoor adventure industry since 2004, having recently completed an Outdoor Education, Leisure and Geography Degree. Jason has a variety and wealth of instructional experience from several years of freelance instruction throughout Ireland.

When not working Jason can be found indulging his passions; surfing, mountaineering and sailing - currently holding his Day Skipper qualification and working towards the impressive Yacht Master qualification.

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Bushcraft One Day Workshops

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  • Fire Making In All Conditions
  • Water Foraging
  • Food Foraging
  • Cordage Making Using Plants
  • Blanket Making Using Plants
  • Shoe Making Using Plants
  • Tracking
  • Hunting

Price: €90 Per Person
10am - 5pm
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

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MJ Duhy

MJ Duhy has been working and training in the outdoor adventure industry since 2012, having graduated from the superb instructor training course at Kinsale Further Education College. MJ has a depth of outdoor experience from working throughout Ireland as a freelance instructor, plus kayaking trips abroard.

When not working MJ can be found indulging in his passions of kayaking or coasteering!

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