Courtlough Shooting Grounds

Lessons

At Courtlough Shooting Grounds, we offer a wide range of lessons for all levels of skill. Whether you have never held a gun before or want to develop your skills further, we have the knowledge and experience to help you.  All of our staff members hold professional qualifications awarded by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

 

Private Shooting Lesson @ €45 per lesson (plus Clays and Cartridges)

Our Private Lessons are ideal for the shooter interested in learning the necessary skills to improve and excel in the sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Upon arrival you will meet your instructor who will perform a gun fit, discuss your shooting requirements and teach you the correct shooting techniques for different targets.

This lesson includes 1 hour of private tuition.  The cost of clays (40c per clay) and ammunition is chargeable in addition to the lesson fee. You will generally shoot approximately 50 clay targets during your lesson, and we have a wide variety of ammunition to choose from, which ranges from €6.50 per box of 25 cartridges upwards, depending on your requirements.

Please note that these lessons are generally best suited to those who have already begun their shooting journey, and are looking to improve on their current skillset. For complete beginners, we would suggest starting with one of our experience packages instead, to get a feel for the sport and see if it is something you would like to take up. All our experience packages are suitable for beginners, are fully instructor-led and are inclusive of everything you need. You can view these packages and book online here.

 

Ladies Shooting @ €40 per lesson (plus Clays and Cartridges)

Courtlough Ladies Clay Shooting Lessons are designed to encourage women to take up shooting and assist them with clay and/or game shooting. We specialise in teaching ladies to shoot in a relaxed and friendly environment, within the comfort of our all-weather stands. There is no shortage of interest from women, it’s just that women can find it more difficult to get involved. This is particularly true for the lone woman who has no initial contacts or no-one to go shooting with.

It can be a daunting experience to find your way around what is generally perceived as a man’s world but here at Courtlough, we aim to address this problem by introducing new ladies into the sport of Clay Shooting and offering all the follow up support needed. By availing of our Ladies Lessons you will not only develop new skills, but also develop new sporting contacts to share in your future shooting activities. Why not join us for a one-to-one lesson to help to improve your style and confidence? Maybe even bring a friend.

This lesson includes 1 hour of private tuition.  The cost of clays (40c per clay) and ammunition is chargeable in addition to the lesson fee. You will generally shoot approximately 50 clay targets during your lesson, and we have a wide variety of ammunition to choose from, which ranges from €6.50 per box of 25 cartridges upwards, depending on your requirements.

Please note that these lessons are generally best suited to those who have already begun their shooting journey, and are looking to improve on their current skillset. For complete beginners, we would suggest starting with one of our experience packages instead, to get a feel for the sport and see if it is something you would like to take up. All our experience packages are suitable for beginners, are fully instructor-led and are inclusive of everything you need. You can view these packages and book online here.

 

Clay Shooting Young Guns @ €40 per lesson (plus Clays and Cartridges)

Courtlough Shooting Grounds “Young Guns”  lessons are specifically designed  for juniors (suitable from 14 yrs up), to help build their experience and introduce them into the world of Clay Shooting.

They is the perfect starting point for a novice into the sport of Clay Shooting, learning the basic skills required to improve and excel in the sport. Be it a young boy or girl, they will not only enjoy their time at Courtlough, but learn from it too. These hour long shooting lessons are run all year round and provide a fantastic introduction, whilst ensuring the rules of firearm safety and etiquette are taught and understood.

This lesson includes 1 hour of private tuition.  The cost of clays (40c per clay) and ammunition is chargeable in addition to the lesson fee. You will generally shoot approximately 50 clay targets during your lesson, and we have a wide variety of ammunition to choose from, which ranges from €6.50 per box of 25 cartridges upwards, depending on your requirements.

Please note that these lessons are generally best suited to those who have already begun their shooting journey, and are looking to improve on their current skill-set. For complete beginners, we would suggest starting with one of our experience packages instead, to get a feel for the sport and see if it is something you would like to take up. All our experience packages are suitable for beginners, are fully instructor-led and are inclusive of everything you need. You can view these packages and book online here.

 

Firearms Competency Course @ €75 for non-members

For a Firearms Competency Course, look no further than Courtlough Shooting Grounds! The first step in becoming a gun owner, is to complete a gun handling competency course. This will provide you with best practice techniques for handling a gun both safely and professionally. It covers all aspects of the correct use, carriage and storage of firearms, and tips are also provided on shooting techniques and the cleaning & maintenance of your new gun.

In order to apply for a firearms licence, it is necessary to complete a Competency Course and include the certificate with your application for An Garda Síochána.

We run Firearms Competency Courses every  Saturday from 10am, and you can book your place via email or over the phone. Please note that we run a Shotgun Competency courses as well as one for Rifle and Pistol, and these run on alternate weekends.

This course is complimentary with new memberships, and is priced at €75.00 for non-members.