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Bite the bullet and take a lesson with Shane!;) You won't regret it!

I have been to Ireland more than 100 times, lived there for a couple years in college and it's my... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
NYE B
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Newport Beach, California
Great Lessons Learned

While staying at the Ballynahinch Castle we took an afternoon shooting lesson with Shane. In a... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
chasvalve
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Learn To Shoot or Improve Your Skills at Shotgun Shooting or Rifle and Air Rifle. Whether an absolute beginner or an experienced shot, we've been teaching clients for many years. It is important to stress that we have a broad range of firearms, some...more
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

I have been to Ireland more than 100 times, lived there for a couple years in college and it's my favorite place to visit because of the great scenery and even greater people! Shane and his shooting school is no exception. From the minute you...More

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Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Retirement? What's that? Perish the thought, I thank the heavens every day for my health and fitness and I'm in no hurry to retire from anything. I loved your comments L...a, they provide me with two major factors, one, that you understood all that I...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

While staying at the Ballynahinch Castle we took an afternoon shooting lesson with Shane. In a wonderful setting our way-to-short lesson of a couple of hours really taught us some key points to make our shooting experience wonderful. Shane did a great job pointing out...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

While traveling in Ireland with my mom, I decided it would be fun for us to learn how to shoot clay pigeons. Neither of us have ever held nor shot a gun in our lives. However, we're in Ireland, so why not? Needless to say,...More

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Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

My sincere apologies for the delay in replying, I was delightfully busy when we met and now that the year is slowing towards winter months, finally a response. I remember you and your mother so well. The delight and surprise on her face when she...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We were holidaying in the area and as a relative new comer to shooting I took up the opportunity of a couple of coaching sessions with Shane along with my 15 year old son. I leave Ireland with much greater confidence in my shooting and...More

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Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Those are wise words Kevin. It is true that I try to inform my client and place emphasis on the information that must be used when actually in the process of shooting a target. To ensure people understand the importance of judgement and the frequency...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Staying on holiday in Connemara, we took the opportunity to give our 14 year old son the chance to experience his first clay pigeon shooting. Shane took the utmost care and taught our son how to handle a shotgun and myself a few things as...More

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Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

You will both or should I say all three of you, be most welcome at any time in the future. It was a very special moment, at the age of fourteen, when my mother took me to visit Lord Bellew at Barmeath Castle. A life...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My partner Andrew booked Shane as a surprise for me as I’ve always wanted to shoot a gun. Although it was pouring rain and I thought we’d have to cancel Shane assured us we’d have a wonderful experience.... and we did. We met Shane and...More

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Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

What a really lovely review! You're both very kind and your words very welcome. It is a sad reflection on the persons supplying guns for ladies and younger persons to shoot that they have no alternative to offer. All too often those who may have...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I decided to take the classes with Shane after hearing about him from a friend. All the great things I heard about him came short to the real thing. I arrived to the classes with 4 teenagers and Shane didn’t just manage to keep all...More

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Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

My my!! Its very hard to reply to the above. Four teenagers, their father and mother. That all sounds fairly ordinary so far. Well these people were far from ordinary. From one of my favourite countries in the world, Mexico, they stood and listened to...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

I was filled with anticipation as we waited for Shane by the fire in the beautiful lobby of the castle. I had shot before, but was with a first-timer. I didn't know what to expect. Shane met us with his loving dog Molly and drove...More

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Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

You are a delightful couple! Why on earth wouldn't I be happy to spend time with you both? We were fortunate that I had no lesson booked after yours and could replenish the nether regions with a little more coffee. I do hope you thoroughly...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

We (I and two sons) opted for lessons and shooting with Shane Bisgood, the proprietor and his black lab Mollie. Shane is a unique mixture of old world charm, semi-military bearing, insightful teacher, and mischievous man. Mollie is an excellent retriever. We not only thoroughly...More

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Shane B, Chief Shooting Instructor at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

It is hard not to to feel a thrill when you realise that there is another review on one's page. Your comments are most kind, I would be flattered to think that they are all as good as you make them seem. It's rather wonderful...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is a wonderful location and Shane Bisgood is an excellent and patient shooting instructor. I had not shot in quite a while, but hit about three-quarters of the clays launched from a nearby tower. A memorable lesson!More

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Shane B, Chief Instructor at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

And a memorable session for me too. Thank you so much for bothering to write, it means so much to people like myself. I sincerely hope that you continue your shooting and please remember any client of mine is always welcome to email me with...More

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