Beginners Course

Our last course of 2022 is now booked out. Please keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for any updates coming in 2023.


Archery is a fun and rewarding sport. And almost everybody can give it a go! To try out archery we recommend doing a beginners course with an archery club. These courses are supervised by experienced coaches and provide a safe and controlled environment in which to learn the basics. Importantly they focus on teaching several points of safety that every archer needs to learn.


Before becoming a member of Galway Archers an individual must have completed a beginners course with us or with another Archery Ireland affiliated club. A beginners course takes place over 3 weeks, with a two hour lesson each week. In these lessons you will learn about safety, form and technique, the technical aspects of archery equipment, how to maintain and assemble a bow, and be introduced to basic FITA Form (Olympic style recurve shooting). All equipment including recurve bows, arrows, arm and chest guards, and finger protection will be provided.


Courses are run periodically through the year at our Salthill venue. These courses are scheduled subject to the availability of club coaches. Course attendees must be 12 years of age or older. Subject to the availability of coaches, courses will be announced periodically via our Facebook page, at which point we will open our registration form and take participants on a first come, first served basis. Full payment is required before the course commences.