Beginners Course

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 6 weeks, with a one 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). By the end of the 6 week course you will be shooting at a distance of 18 meters indoors. 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 course are scheduled subject to the availability of club coaches. Each course accommodates 10 to 15 people and places are filled from our waiting list. Course attendees must be 12 years of age or older. If interested please register using the form on this page. Everyone on the waiting list will be notified once a course has been scheduled.


The pricing for a 6 week course is €100 for adults (18 years+) and €50 for juniors. Currently we do not offer Gift Vouchers.