About Us

The Midlands National Shooting Centre of Ireland offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the sport of shooting in a safe and professional environment. If you have always wanted to try this skilled yet relaxing and fun sport the Midlands National Shooting Centre of Ireland is the ideal surrounding.

Uniquely, the sport of target shooting offers the opportunity for people of both sexes, whether able-bodied or otherwise, to compete equally. Those who take part come from all walks of life, some approaching it as a high-concentration, highly-competitive sport, others as a relaxing pastime.

Range Opening Times

Closed on Mondays.

Opening Times: Saturdays and Sundays
Summertime – 10.00am to 5.00pm, all shooting ceases at 5.00pm.
Wintertime – 10.00am to 4.00pm, all shooting ceases at 4.00pm.

ALL OTHER TIMES (MIDWEEK) BY APPOINTMENT

Members

Our members currently take part in several shooting disciplines including:
• Small-bore
• Full-bore
• Sporting Rifle
• F-class
• F Target Rifle
• Match Rifle
• Historic Rifle
• Clay Pigeon Shooting

More info on memberships here.

Shooting Competitions

Midlands National Shooting Centre of Ireland is renowned for hosting both National and International competitions with our members competing worldwide. New members are always welcome regardless of ability or knowledge. Proficient and experienced coaching is available in all disciplines to get you safely started.

Who uses our facilities?

• National Rifle Association of Ireland for Practice and Competition in F-Class, FTR, Benchrest and Pistol.
• National Target Shooting Association For the National Small Bore Championships.
• Deer Alliance HCAP for Proficiency Tests.

Facilities for the Range

• 50 Bay sheltered firing line with targets at 50, 100, 200 and 300 metres.
• 100 to 600 yard range with Target Butts system.
• 800, 900, 1000, 1100 and 1200 yard range with Target Butts system.
• Pistol Range from 10 to 25 metres.
• Sporting Clay Pigeon.

Location

The Range is located on the R357 near Tullamore.

Directions from Tullamore: Proceed on the N52 in the Birr direction. At Blueball, turn right on the R357 for Cloghan. Proceed for 1.5 miles, entrance is marked on your right.

Directions from Cloghan: This route includes Ferbane/Athlone directions. Proceed along the R357 to Tullamore. Proceed for 6 miles, entrance is marked on your left.

The heart of shooting in Ireland