2018 Proficiency Course
Some of you may be already aware that the NARGC is is intended to hold an OPEN DAY in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 and again Sunday, July 1st 2018. This is an ideal opportunity for families and/or hunting enthusiasts to take a weekend away.
The attached schedule of events constitutes the weekend programme and it takes you through both days, so one can tailor their attendance accordingly or ideally attend for the whole weekend.
The NARGC has reserved several rooms at Bloomfield House at special rates;
Twin/Double Room: €85.00 per person Bed & Breakfast plus evening dinner (4 course) in the Charles Brinsley restaurant.
Single Room : €100.00 per person Bed & Breakfast plus evening dinner (4 course) in the Charles Brinsley restaurant.
Anyone wishing to reserve accommodation should contact the hotel directly, referring to the NARGC booking on, email@example.com or telephone 044 934 0894.
Schedule of events attached.
For information on the possible ban on use of Lead Shot in wetlands please have a read of the below links and also you can phone Martin O’Sullivan on 087 2791287
As some of you already will be aware GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will come into effect on May 25th 2018.
The GDPR is an E.U. wide legal framework, under this new law is a requirement for organisations and clubs such as our own to be fully transparent about how and why we collect, process, store and manage personal information and data we have on individuals.
Because these changes will affect us all and given the seriousness and the potential for prosecution for non-compliance we have invited Mr. Chris Gavican of the NARGC to attend a meeting to give a presentation on the subject.
As I have already mentioned this regulation will affect us all and with that in mind I would urge any officer(s) in your club who have access to or holds personal details on members ie. secretaries & treasurers to attend this very important meeting.
The meeting will be held in the Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig on Wednesday 23rd May at 8pm sharp.
N.B This is meeting solely for the purpose the GDPR.
The Executive has called an EGM for Thursday 15 th Feb at 20:30 hrs in the Oriel House Hotel.
Carragaline & Crosshaven Gun Club are holding an Open Clay Pigeon Shoot at the Lazy Dog Shooting ground on Sunday 08/10/2017 from 10 am to 3 pm. All are welcome. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The 2017 Proficiency course took place in Dunmanway on August 19th. A full compliment of 40 The morning session consisted of Safety presentations on firearm handling, the wildlife acts, the law as it pertains to firearms given by Our President Timmy McCarthy and NARGC safety Officers Mr John Flannigan and Jim O Connor. This was followed by a written exam based on the presentations. Breaks for tea/coffee and scones and tea/coffee and sandwiches were held at appropriate times. This took place in the Brookpark Hotel and staff and facilities were top notch.
The evening session was a practical training session at the Dunmanway Clay Target Shooting Grounds with instruction from 3 NARGC Instructors, Vincent, Jim and John at 3 different shooting stations. All the candidates received practical instruction on firearms handling and were put through their paces learning how to shoot different types of clays at each station under the watchful eyes of the NARGC instructors. Each candidate receiving individual instruction until they were successfully able to hit the targets.
The Dunmanway Clay Target Shooting members who assisted, gave their time and the grounds and use of equipment for free deserve a special mention and indeed many thanks to them. They have always been at the forefront of promoting shooting sports and we need more like that club. The NARGC Instructors also deserve a special thanks for their time, expertise and dedication.
The 4 Federation of Co Cork Officers who attended were:
President and organiser Mr Timmy McCarthy, Chairman Mr John Howard, Treasurer Mr Denis Scully and Secretary Mr Liam Deasy.
ladies and Youth Candidates with the Federation Officers