Clay Shooting

Sporting Clay Shoot and Tuition

For both ladies and gentlemen, for the complete novice who has never touched a gun, for an experienced shot who would like to enjoy an hours shooting, a competitor who needs some coaching with a problematic target or indeed someone who would like to improve their general ability with a shotgun, the Connemara Shooting School at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel will take you through every aspect of safety, gun handling and the methods for breaking all your targets.

We can cater for groups of three or more, either business related or families that would like to shoot our driven bird flush. If you are travelling light or from abroad, you need no equipment of your own, we can provide you with all your needs and can offer a range of suitably lighter, more gentle guns for ladies or younger individuals.

Our chief instructor Shane was trained by the renowned Holland & Holland Shooting School in West London. He then opened his own shooting school in Co. Wicklow in 1979 and has been teaching almost continuously ever since. This has taken him to many locations in the USA, Mexico and the United Kingdom and he has taught both ladies and gentlemen up to International and Olympic standard. Now based in the west of Ireland, Shane works with shooting syndicates, company groups and clubs who will enjoy the remarkable facilities at Ballynahinch Castle.

For first time shooting enthusiasts wishing to license a gun in Ireland, Shane is authorised to provide 'Safety Courses' as required by the Garda Siochana and will certify the individual upon completion of the 2 hour course.