Courtlough Shooting Grounds

Membership

We are now accepting Gun Club membership applications for 2022. Our Club membership runs annually from the 1st of January to the 31st of December.

Memberships are a minimum of 12 months and run January to December. If joining as a member from June onwards, memberships and insurance will be calculated on a pro-rata basis to include the following year.

Subscriptions must be renewed promptly at the end of each membership year. Lapsed subscriptions (of 12 months or more) will be subject to a rejoining fee. 

All Memberships now include Public Liability Insurance with Country Sports Ireland as standard! Insurance covers you for both Clay and Game Shooting, as well as Angling and Canine Sports, worldwide.

 

Our Membership options are as follows:-

 

Clay & Rifle Membership

The initial cost for a Clay/Rifle membership is €350.00, with renewals set at €250.00 each January thereafter.

Full Membership (Clay/Rifle/Pistol)

The initial cost for a Full (Clay/Rifle/Pistol) Membership is €550.00 with renewals set at €399.00 each January thereafter.

Joint (2 people) Clay & Rifle Membership

The initial cost for a Joint Clay/Rifle membership is €595.00, with renewals set at €470.00 each January thereafter. Applicants must live at the same address to qualify for Joint Membership.

Joint (2 people) Full Membership (Clay/Rifle/Pistol)

The initial cost for a Joint Full (Clay/Rifle/Pistol) membership is €895.00, with renewals set at €750.00 each January thereafter. Applicants must live at the same address to qualify for Joint Membership.

Junior/Student Membership (Clay/Rifle Only) (Available from 14 yrs up to 18yrs of age, or 21 yrs with valid Student ID)

The cost for a Junior/Student membership (Clay/Rifle Only) is €125.00 p/a, subject to the above age and/or student enrolment conditions, whereafter your membership status and fees will need to be upgraded to one of the memberships set out above.

Junior Membership is available from 14yrs up, but under 16’s must be accompanied at all times by a licenced and insured shooter.

 

Key Benefits of Membership:

  • Free Competency Course(s) included which provide the necessary certificate to apply for your Firearms Licence. The courses are held regularly and the type of course(s) provided will be determined by the type of membership taken out.
  • 2 free Induction lessons for all new members (Clay and Rifle Only).
  • Public Liability Insurance included in subscription, provided by Country Sports Ireland. Insurance covers you for both Clay and Game Shooting, as well as Angling and Canine Sports, worldwide.
  • Discounted rate on locker rentals for gun storage.
  • Reduced rates on clay targets.
  • Exclusive usage of rifle range and/or pistol range.
  • Reduced rates on competition entry.
  • Reduced rates on private lessons.
  • All members must complete a provisional period of in-house training (the requirements of which are determined by the type of membership taken out), to ensure the highest level of safety for all range users.

Please Note:

  • Induction lessons and Competency Courses must be booked in advance.
  • Discounted rates on Private lessons are Wednesday to Friday only (€40 plus clays and cartridges)
  • Club guns will only be available for a new member during their induction training. New members must purchase and license their own firearms. Licensing queries should be directed to your local Garda Station.
  • All new (Provisional) members must complete their Induction Lessons (Clay and Rifle only) and any required Competency Course(s) before they can shoot alone for the first time. They must also conduct themselves satisfactorily on at least 6 occasions within a 6 month period, in order to complete their training and become a Qualified Member.
  • Once a Provisional Pistol Member has completed their training period to become a Qualified Member, they must then complete an additional Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course and subsequent training period (including a further 6 visits in the presence of a Recognised RSO) in order to become a Recognised RSO themselves.
  • No Member may shoot alone on our Pistol Range, under any circumstance, unless they have either received this accreditation, or are accompanied by a Recognised RSO.
  • RSO Courses are subject to an additional fee of €50.
  • A copy of our Range Rules can be viewed here or downloaded here.

Application forms can be found below or are available from the main reception desk at Courtlough. All completed forms must have a copy of the applicant’s current Passport or Driver’s License attached to them.

 

New Members

Please find PDF of membership form below.

This can be returned to us by email, post or in person, along with a copy of your current photographic ID. We will then contact you for payment.

Alternatively, call into the shop during opening hours to complete an application in person (Current photographic ID required).

Courtlough Membership Form

 

Renewals – Existing Members Only

Current Members with up to date to date subscriptions can renew online via this link:-

Existing Membership Renewal

Please note that all memberships now include Public Liability Insurance with Country Sports Ireland as standard! Insurance covers you for both Clay and Game Shooting, as well as Angling and Canine Sports, worldwide.

Please note however that if your membership has lapsed by 12 months or more, then you will be subject to a rejoining fee, and you should contact the office to renew over the phone. Website renewals will not be processed until any outstanding fees have been brought up to date.

 

Renewals – Locker/Storage

Locker/Storage fees can also be renewed via this link where a Locker/Storage agreement already exists, and there are no fees outstanding for previous years.

 

For more info please email info@courtlough.ie or alternatively phone on 018413096 (option 1, option 4 for general enquiries)