Like all Irish sports clubs, Wicklow Archers have been striving to remain active during COVID-19 while obeying all the latest restrictions. The club have lost access to their regular weekly indoor venue in Shoreline Greystones, as they try to operate under the current restrictions and are unable to offer their normal venue.
As an alternative, the club has moved it’s weekly Wednesday evening training to the outdoor venue in Dargle Valley, weather permitting (please see Club News for latest info). There is a 16 target field course and an outdoor target range with distances from 20m up to 60m. We encourage all our members to try outdoors as we do not know when we’ll be able to get back indoors. Wednesday evening training is free to club members.
There is also training on Sundays in Dargle Valley with various time slots available. Check out the calendar or the competitions page for the next one. Training on Sunday is €5 per person and Competitions are €10 for adult and €5 for child.
For training and competitions, everyone must register with the club’s Competition Officer before attending using email: email@example.com only. Texts, comments on Facebook, WhatApp messages and so on will be ignored. Those not registered will not be allowed shoot. This is to maintain numbers on the course and comply with the current Covid 19 restrictions. The committee appreciates your help with this.
If you have difficulty getting to Dargle Valley, please reach out to the committee or other club members as something can be arranged.
In these weird and difficult times, Dargle Valley has become the Club’s haven and this is the perfect time to try outdoor archery as it’s amazing experience.
The club have stopped all official competitions and are only running reduced club competitions. All Beginner Courses are on hold until the club have access to an indoor venue, where the coaches will review the current COVID-19 guidelines and assess if it’s possible to start up again.
The club is looking for an alternative indoor venue as we approach the Indoor season and winter arrives. If you can help, please reach out to the committee.
Thank you for your attention and please practice safely.
~ Public Relations Officer, Mark Cunningham
Wicklow Archers is a community-based archery club that supports the growth and promotion of all forms of archery, for people of all ages, ability and background. We actively promote both the recreational and competitive aspects of the sport, and support archers and coaches trying to achieve the highest standards in the sport. We aim to enhance the enjoyment of the discipline by encouraging good sportsmanship and personal development in our members.
We are the biggest archery club in Ireland and are we welcome everyone to the sport. We have multiple venues to cater for all types of Archery both indoor, outdoor and field. We regularly host club competitions and national competitions. Archery is a sport that can be enjoyed by all.
If you’ve never shot a bow or never been part of an archery club, take a look at our Getting Started page which will give you a great introduction to archery and how to get started.
The club is part of the Archery Ireland association.