Disability access improvements at Carrowmore Archers

Many thanks to all our members who put in a very hard day last Tuesday laying concrete to allow for better access to our archery training facilities. This forms part of our clubs continuing engagement with Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership and other similar bodies to promote archery to persons with reduced mobility.


Weekend Shoot Mayo and Carrowmore special combination!

Carrowmore Archers and Mayo are holding a 2 in 1 shoot this weekend, with Mayo on Saturday and Carrowmore on Sunday.

Free camping at Carrowmore open to all archers who are members of a SIFA affiliated club.

To find our location on Google Maps search for Derrybeg, Sligo, Ireland.Where the map shows the name Derrybeg is our location!

Carrowmore shoot details below:

Sunday 27th April 2014

Carrowmore shoot is open to all members of SIFA affiliated clubs.

Registration 10.00 to 11.00. Rolling Start. Latest group out by 11.15

20 x 2 all 3D course.

Prizes but no raffle

Toilet plus free tea and coffee.

Free camping Friday & Saturday night but bring your own supplies including water.

Musicians would be very welcome

Club shoot this Sunday the 23rd, 12 o’clock start.

Hi I am moving this months club shoot to this weekend to avoid conflict with the SIFA shoot at IAC in Edenderry.

All the best, Dickon

Of Books and Sheep

I have just dipped into this library which was brought to my attention by Mr.Mircat on his Facebook page. Many thanks to the owner for making this resource available.

It is a wonderful resource of out of copyright books dealing with the subject of Archery. Highly recommended reading, some of the original material dates back to the 16th century and still contains relevant information for the modern archer!

Are you having bow trouble? check out this chapter; “Of the Bow, the diversities and the sues: what wood is best, the choice, the trimming, to keep it in goodness , and how to cure it from all mischiefs.” This is found in  The Art of Archerie By Gervase Markham, printed in 1634!

In other news the usual volunteers cleared our course of a sheep infestation  last Sunday and secured the perimeter, the question is where were ewe?

The online library can be found at this link:



Loughcrew Archery shoot this Sunday 16th Feb

Don’t forget folks the first SIFA shoot of the year is on in Cavan this Sunday hosted by Loughcrew Archers. No start times as yet but there should be a SIFA email sent out shortly I hope with those details.

The course location is on the Oldcastle side of Lough Sheelin in County Cavan so about 2 to 2.5 hours drive from Sligo.

Calendar Updated with this years SIFA shoots.

SIFA calendar for 2014 has been confirmed. I have updated Carrowmore’s Google calendar with the changes.

SIFA Meeting Mullingar Jan 29th

The recent SIFA meeting held last Sunday in Mullingar Park Hotel was attended by Dickon Whitehead as the delegate representing Carrowmore Archers.

This was a positive and contructive meeting, an email report will be sent out to club members in due course.