Getting Started

So you have an interest in archery and would like to find out more.

We would recommend that your first step would be to get in contact with one of the Archery Ireland registered clubs. The information on clubs in your area can be found by clicking the Club Finder menu item at the top of the page. The contact details for each club are displayed on each clubs individual page in the Club Finder.

In order to join a club, and by extension Archery Ireland, it is necessary that all potential newcomers to archery undergo a beginners course.

Clubs regularly run these courses at various intervals throughout the year. These courses are usually run one night/day a week over 6 consecutive weeks. Some clubs do differ and offer more intensive courses.

The fee for such a course, payable in advance, is at the discretion of each club, but can vary between €50 to €130 depending on club overheads incurred in hall rental etc.  It is advisable to contact the club directly.

We do not recommend that you purchase any equipment prior to completion of the beginners course and then only under the advisement of the club coach.The clubs will provide all equipment necessary for the duration of the course. Upon completion of the course you should be invited to join the club and Archery Ireland. Archery is a great sport for all ages and abilities.

Upcoming beginner’s courses can be found via the following link:

Current beginner’s courses on offer