Clay pigeon or trap shooting is one of the oldest sports around. From the 1880s to the First World War shooting for game birds such as pheasant and grouse was hugely popular, especially in Britain. In the late 1880s shooting of clays began and was a common way for those hoping to impress their society friends to practice their shooting ahead of the real event! But even before that, from the 1860s, glass ball shooting was popular in the United States as was live pigeon shooting. Thankfully that is no longer allowed! The first trap (as the machine which releases the clays is called) was invented in 1927 and it made the sport a whole lot more convenient.
Today clay pigeon shooting is an Olympic sport but is also enjoyed by men and women alike as a pastime.
Clay Pigeon Shooting at Killary:
No experience is necessary to try shooting at Killary. We aim to allow participants to gain confidence with the gun, achieve a good strike rate and know what to expect if they go to another range. For those who want to try something different yet challenging to their mental and physical skills we have a fabulous location for our shooting site. On the shores of Killary Fjord with the open water in front of you and the highest mountains of Connemara rearing up around you, this activity will really focus the mind. Regardless of hits this is a very satisfying sport and our experienced instructors will fascinate you with their knowledge.
What is involved:
There is only one gun in use at any time, however we have two 12/20-bore shotguns with barrels over and under. We use an electric trap to release the clays at the best height and speed for the shooter. You will have 25 clays per session. Recommended clothing to wear for Clay Pigeon Shooting should keep you warm and dry.
Who it is suitable for:
Clay pigeon shooting at Killary is offered to those who are aged 16 years and over. It has proven very popular with individuals, groups of work colleagues and friends, stags and even hen parties!
Booking and further information:
For further information or to book clay pigeon shooting or any of other adventure activities please contact us on 095 43411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Clay pigeon shooting can be done on its own or in combination with our other land based activities in a half or full day session at Killary.Prices vary accordingly.