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Connemara Shooting School

| Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Recess, Ireland
+353 86 279 5118
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Couples Vacation

We spent an afternoon learning the method required to successfully shoot clays. All four of us hit... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Ryan D
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Best way to spend a morning/afternoon in Connemara

I have now been out to Ballinahinch Castle 3 times to have clay pigeon shooting lessons with the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Gemma C
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Dublin, Ireland
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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. Shane was originally trained by Holland & Holland of London and Werner is an ex Bisley Coach. We can supply you with all necessary equipment and can teach individuals or small groups.
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| Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Recess, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon learning the method required to successfully shoot clays. All four of us hit the clays. I highly recommend this activity for all levels of skill set. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I have now been out to Ballinahinch Castle 3 times to have clay pigeon shooting lessons with the incredible Shane Bisgood of Connemara Shooting School. I can honestly say, it is the best (and extremely reasonable) fun I have EVER had and a trip to...More

Thank Gemma C
Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dearest Gem, a spectacular moment in everyone's career armed only with shotgun and pocket of cartridges, is when you take one of the stockpile of ammunition, place it in your gun, call for your target and know when you pull the trigger that the target...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went shooting with Shane for what was meant to be an hour but ended up being much longer. Excellent tuition by a charming gentleman with, I must say, excellent taste in clothes! Molly the dog is a delightful addition, though she...More

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Shane B, Chief Instructor at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

This lesson may have been booked for an hour that's true, but when I come across a couple who genuinely have had bad experiences in this sport due to the fault of others, I feel it is my duty to ensure those horrors are laid...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tuition, excellent safety, and facilities.in the most scenic area. Shane the instructor, has years of experience, which he imparts in a most user friendly manner, Many of my friends, who are experienced shots, have benefitted greatly from a start of season brush up on...More

Thank drjpcasey
Shane B, Chief Instructor at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

And my sincere thanks for your review! I'm not at all sure who I'm talking to but irrespective of author, it is always so good to read words of approval for what one does. A very happy Christmas to you and yours.

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We saw a shooting afternoon on the list of activities while staying at Ballynahinch Castle this summer and thought....what if? I had never held a shotgun in my life and pulled the trigger so I was a little nervous about the experience. Well, all I...More

1  Thank Peter D
Shane B, Chief Instructor at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

You are very kind Peter and I'm delighted you should think so well of my tuition. Just Do It will have to become a tag line for the shooting school! A very merry Christmas to you.

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic afternoon we had with a proper gent. My husband and I both had some shooting experience but nothing compared to what we left with after an afternoon with Shane (and Mollie! 🐶). It was fun, interesting, exciting and we learnt so much...More

Thank orla f
Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you Orla, I teach many people during the course of a year and rarely find the experience anything other than a delight. You were both no exception to this. I'm not altogether sure what a 'Proper Gent' is but I do try to respect...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

I cannot say enough good things about this experience. Shane Bisgood is an amazing instructor - he taught us not only how to shoot but about how to approach life as well. You never know how philosophical shooting is until you take a lesson! My...More

Thank Amy L
Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you Amy, those are very kind words and I'm delighted you both enjoyed the session as much as I did. Instructors so often forget to tell the pupil what they should be thinking at the moment of activity, make this simple, uncomplicated and wholly...More

Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was one of the most exciting activities me and my son ever enjoyed while in Ireland. Shane is a spectacular personality and very authentic and enthusiastic in teaching the art of clay shooting to absolute novices we are. The setting at Ballynachinch is spectacular....More

Thank Rene D
Shane B, Chief Instructor at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Rene! I have had reviews that are very kind in showing me approval for what i do, but here I would like to give a review of the client.This gentleman and his family are the most delightful people one could ever meet. A fascinating life...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough to thank the team at Connemara Shooting. We had the most amazing time and if your goal is to learn to shoot or improve your skills...do this! Safe instruction and respect for safety that we you take with you for the...More

Thank Peter D
Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Hi Peter, many thanks for your kind words. Safety is of paramount importance when using firearms and for your friends and neighbours to know that you care greatly for their safety as well as your own, will gain you immediate acceptance into their company. Continue...More

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We all were looking forward to learning a bit about shooting and enjoying the countryside However, we got so much more We actually learned much more than a bit and would like to continue when we go home to California Shane made it so special,...More

Thank Kathy C
Shane B, Owner at Connemara Shooting School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Stay safe you guys and remember that when you are home and wondering what on earth to do regarding some unanswerable question on shooting, you always have an ally here who will do his utmost best to provide you with a solution or information or...More

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