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Beginners Courses

Training Times & Venues


Indoor Training


- Time / Day: Mondays 20h00-22h00, (Except Bank Holidays) 

- Location: IWA Sports Hall. Blackheath Drive, Clontarf,   Dublin, D03 AW62

- Distance / face: 18m with a selection of face sizes availble from 3 spot verticals to 122cm

- Competition: Every month on the second Monday of the month we hold an internal club competion

- Visitors welcome subject to proof of current membership of Archery Ireland or another WA affiliated national governing body. Visitors fee €5 / night



Outdoor Training


- Time / Day: Fridays 19h00-21h00. N.B. Weather permitting, times are approx, summer months only, please check on club WatsApp for status of shooting each week before attending.  

- Location: Ballymun United Soccer Complex, St Margarets Rd, Ballymun, D11RY23

- Distance / face: 90m - 30m depending on demand.

- BEFORE attending this training archers must have recorded a score of at least 200 points at 18m on a 60cm target.

- Visitors welcome subject to proof of current membership of Archery Ireland or other WA affiliated national governing body. Visitors €5/night.



Blackheath Archers runs beginners courses  twice a year subject to demand. The courses  bring a novice shooter (or perhaps someone who hasn't shot in a long time)  to the point where they know the basics of range saefty and good shooting form.


Courses comprise approximatley 10 people at a time. They take place during our normal Monday training sessions in the IWA (see below) and typically last approximatley 7 hours spread over several weeks.  The course costs €90 per adult and €70 for under 18s  (correct Dec 23, subject to review). Insurance, all equipment and tution will be provided. Due to repeated "no shows" in the past, payment is required in advance of the course to secure your place. 


If you are interested in beginning your journey into archery, drop us a note at the email adress below to express your interest and we will contact you when we are planning the next course.


In the meantime take a look at the links below to keep your archery juices flowing the following links are worth looking at.





NuSensei has a youtube channel with all manner of shooting information which is especialy good for beginners and basic equipment information:


Jake Kaminski is a US based archer that has shot at the highest level achieving significant sucess, he has a youtube channel offering advice and tips to us mere mortal shooters:


World Archery TV is a cood channel to keep tabs on the big international competitions:


The national governing body of archery in Ireland has a website which is worth a look, especially if considering trying out for international selection or dates for club comptitions in Ireland:


Ianseo is the organisation where World Records status shoots scores are recorded. Lots of info here about who shot what scores when: 


Shooting Style is a long established archery supplies shop based in Trim Co.Meath which is worth considering when it comes time to purchase equipment: