From Robin Hood to The Lord of The Rings; archery has its roots buried deep in history.

Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. Nowadays, it’s mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. Our archery sessions take place in the beautiful walled garden. You will experience the exhilaration of shooting a modern style recurve bow with the option of testing your skills with a medieval-style Longbow, exquisitely handmade to traditional standards. Led by our team of friendly, experienced instructors, you will learn how to hold the bow and arrow and fire at a static target with the precision of an Olympian.

From introducing the core techniques to beginners, to honing the skills of even the most experienced archers, we’ll pitch the session to your ability. We will always commence with static archery, this gives participants the opportunity to ‘get their eye in’. We then increase the challenge with a variety of targets.

Whether you’re a group of friends keen to try something a little different, golfers looking for a break from the clubs, or a corporate team looking for a fresh new challenge, this activity is sure to uncover your competitive edge.

Archery is suitable for children as long as they are able to hold a bow – no prior experience is required. The minimum number of participants for archery is two. Just contact us to make a reservation.

Moving Archery

Our moving archery is unique to Adare Manor. With up to fifteen archers in line, shooting simultaneously at the moving target, this really ignites the competitive streak. Challenging, yet great fun too, it’s the perfect activity for team building, corporate groups and families alike.