Why Book Direct

Why Book Direct

Complimentary room Upgrade on Arrival * subject to availability

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Free Wifi

Evening Turndown Service

Complimentary Mineral Water

Set in a private 700 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway

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Shooting Masterclass

Shooting Masterclass

Tuition with Shane Bisgood - Advanced Booking is required. 

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.

Our chief instructor Shane Bisgood 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.

We also offer a simulated pheasant shoot with multiple targets flying over a line of three guns. This is ideal for corporate entertainment and team building. 

With our new shooting shelter, clay shooting can be enjoyed without being rained upon. 

Shooting 1    Clay Shooting Shelter 2     
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 wide range of suitably lighter, more gentle guns for ladies or younger individuals. 

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.

Clay Shooting
     Clay Shooting
All guns, ammunition and accessories are provided as part of the packages and we have a range of guns available that are suitable for all sizes and abilities including 12, 20, 28, over/under, side-by-side and semi-automatic, both left and right-handed.The minimum age for shooting is 12 years old.

Advance bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

# Guests  1 2 3 4 5(+)
Duration (hours)    1 1 2 2 2.5(+)
Price  €150    €220    €320    €400     €90pp  
Additional Hour €120 €150 €220 €250 

PLEASE NOTE: All guns, ammunition and accessories are provided.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to avoid a charge.