Training Courses


Please note members receive a discount on booking fees, if you are a member please login first to book onto courses.

Country Sports Ireland delivers a broad range of high quality, professionally delivered training courses that are externally accredited and accepted by all the relevant statutory authorities in every part of Ireland.

For example, the Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course is acceptable to Coillte for any person hunting under licence on Coillte lands and also National Parks and Wildlife Service in respect of Section 42 Licence applications.

The Country Sports Ireland Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course is also recognised by the appropriate Competent Authorities throughout Ireland (Food Safety Authority of Ireland and Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine in the Republic of Ireland) and also the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland.

Country Sports Ireland training courses are also externally accredited by Lantra – a leading training awarding body for the land-based/countryside sector. This is important independent recognition of the quality of training and assessment delivered by Country Sports Ireland.

A link to our unique online training resource is provided FREE of charge to all learners by email when confirming their place on a particular Country Sports Ireland competency course. For those who prefer hard copies of training manuals they are available to purchase via the Country Sports Ireland office.

Demand for Country Sports Ireland training courses is often very high and places limited so booking in advance is essential. Country Sports Ireland Members should 'Log In' to the member’s area before booking to take advantage of the discounted price for members. Non-members can join Country Sports Ireland online before booking and then book at the discounted rate if they wish to.

Available Courses

Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course
Cleverly Mill, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo F52 AK23

Non-Members Cost : € 195.00 (A deposit of € 95.00 is required)

Members Cost : € 170.00 (A deposit of € 70.00 is required)

The Country Sports Ireland Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course is recognised by the appropriate competent authorities in the Republic of Ireland as meeting the requirements of EU regulations relating to training of persons who hunt wild game with a view to placing it on the market for human consumption. Therefore successful learners will be approved to present wild deer carcasses to Approved Game Handling Establishments. The Country Sports Ireland Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course consists of comprehensive presentations and detailed practical demonstration on freshly shot deer carcasses. Access to our fantastic new online training resource is provided FREE of charge to all learners who book on the Country Sports Ireland Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course. A hard copy Training Manual is available for purchase from the Country Sports Ireland office.

18-Jul-20 9.30am to 5pm


Deer Stalking Training Course
Lough Bo Shooting Centre, Co. Sligo

Non-Members Cost : € 175.00 (A deposit of € 75.00 is required)

Members Cost : € 150.00 (A deposit of € 50.00 is required)

The Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course covers all relevant topics such as deer biology & species identification, legislation, safety, ballistics & shooting performance, carcass handling & inspection, common diseases and parasites found in wild deer. The course is acceptable to Coillte for any person hunting deer under licence on Coillte lands and also acceptable to NPWS in respect of Section 42 License applications. Access to our fantastic new online training resource is provided FREE of charge to all learners who book on the Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course.

19-Jul-20 9.30am to 5pm


Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course
Kilbehenny Community Centre, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork P67 C448

Non-Members Cost : € 195.00 (A deposit of € 95.00 is required)

Members Cost : € 170.00 (A deposit of € 70.00 is required)

The Country Sports Ireland Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course is recognised by the appropriate competent authorities in the Republic of Ireland as meeting the requirements of EU regulations relating to training of persons who hunt wild game with a view to placing it on the market for human consumption. Therefore successful learners will be approved to present wild deer carcasses to Approved Game Handling Establishments. The Country Sports Ireland Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course consists of comprehensive presentations and detailed practical demonstration on freshly shot deer carcasses. Access to our fantastic new online training resource is provided FREE of charge to all learners who book on the Country Sports Ireland Trained Hunter Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course. A hard copy Training Manual is available for purchase from the Country Sports Ireland office.

25-Jul-20 9.30am to 5pm


Deer Stalking Training Course
Midlands National Shooting Centre of Ireland, Tullamore

Non-Members Cost : € 175.00 (A deposit of € 75.00 is required)

Members Cost : € 150.00 (A deposit of € 50.00 is required)

The Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course covers all relevant topics such as deer biology & species identification, legislation, safety, ballistics & shooting performance, carcass handling & inspection, common diseases and parasites found in wild deer. The course is acceptable to Coillte for any person hunting deer under licence on Coillte lands and also acceptable to NPWS in respect of Section 42 License applications. Access to our fantastic new online training resource is provided FREE of charge to all learners who book on the Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course.

15-Aug-20 9.30am to 5pm


Please note: Country Sports Ireland reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements for any course should there be insufficient bookings or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. We will notify course attendees as soon as possible in these circumstances

LANTRA approved
Premier Game Limited
GMK