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Why Visit Tollymore? Findings in a recent survey conducted in August 2014 found that participants rated quality and experience of instructional staff, quality of equipment, facilities and accommodation as being the most important factors when selecting a training provider.

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About Us

Why visit Tollymore? [caption id="attachment_4911" align="alignleft" width="150"] Tollymore National Outdoor Centre[/caption] Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, situated on the edge of the Mournes, is Northern Ireland's National Centre for Mountaineering and Canoeing Activities and is funded and managed by Sport Northern Ireland.

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Courses

If you are in any doubt as to which course is right for you, don't hesitate to contact our staff for assistance by telephoning +44 (028) 4372 2158 or alternatively emailing us at livetheadventure@tollymore.

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Weathercam

Get the Tollymore Experience before you come to Tollymore and check out if there's rain, hail or snow! The weathercam provides a live video view from the back of Tollymore National Outdoor Centre looking South to the Pot of Legawheery, Slieve Corragh and Slieve Commedagh.

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Useful Links

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Climbing Wall

          Please note there have been some changes to entry requirements of Hotrock Climbing Wall in order to enhance the enjoyment and safety of everyone using the climbing wall.

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Contact Us

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre Telephone: +44 (028) 4372 2158 E-mail: livetheadventure@tollymore.

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Terms and Conditions

POLICY TO BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 1st JANUARY 2019 Customer Terms and Conditions Applicability of Terms & Conditions These terms and conditions shall be incorporated into the contract and shall apply in place of and prevail over any terms and conditions contained or referred to in any communication from the customer or implied by custom or practice.

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Site Map

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Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Courses

Rock Climbing, Mountaineering and Hill Walking Awards As Ireland’s only National Centre, Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is proud to deliver a full range of the relevant national awards in walking, mountaineering and climbing.

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Paddlesport Courses

Tollymore is one of the three National Centres in the United Kingdom.

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Other Courses

REC Level 2 - you never know when you'll need your first aid training.

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Conference Facilities

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is the ideal location for your conference, meeting or event.

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Downloads

Adventuremark Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is an accredited “Adventuremark” provider and as such adopts a pragmatic approach to the risks and benefits of participating in challenging and demanding adventure activities in the natural environment.

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E-Newsletter

Sign up to receive the Tollymore National Outdoor Centre e-newsletter to be kept informed about our latest courses and news, winter lectures, gear reviews, etc.

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History

History of Tollymore National Outdoor Centre The Central Council for Physical Recreation (CCPR) first made outdoor training provision available from the Ballagh Cottage between 1961 and 1965.

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Jobs

SPORT NORTHERN IRELAND - TOLLYMORE NATIONAL OUTDOOR CENTRE INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Sport Northern Ireland supports Tollymore National Outdoor Centre (TNOC) as the national centre for outdoor activities in Northern Ireland.

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Our Staff

Our greatest resource are our staff.

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Talks

First Irish Ascent of Everest 1993 – 25th Anniversary Lecture First Irish Ascent of Everest 1993 25th Anniversary Lecture Dawson Stelfox and Frank Nugent 📆 Friday 25th May – 7.

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What We Offer

What we provide Tollymore National Outdoor Centre stands as a state of the art outdoor centre.

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Where We Are

We are situated in the beautiful surrounds of Tollymore Forest Park, just outside Bryansford village.

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FOI

(Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is funded and managed by Sport Northern Ireland) Sport Northern Ireland is a transparent and open organisation; publishing a great deal of information about what we do on this website.

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News Archive

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Prices

We made some changes to entry requirements of Hotrock Climbing Wall in order to enhance the enjoyment and safety of everyone using the climbing wall.

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Opening & Closing Times

Hotrock Climbing Opening hours all year round Monday 10.

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Climbing Routes

This list outlines many of the possible routes on the wall.

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Contact

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre Telephone: +44 (028) 4372 2158 Fax: +44 (028) 4372 6155 E-mail: livetheadventure@tollymore.

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Accommodation Photos

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Catering Photos

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Climbing and Walking Qualifications

[caption id="attachment_1805" align="alignleft" width="150"] Mountain Leader Training - River Crossing[/caption] As Ireland's only National Centre, Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is proud to deliver a full range of the relevant national awards in walking, mountaineering and climbing.

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Hill Walking, Scrambling & Navigating

[caption id="attachment_1785" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo taken by James Carlisle[/caption] As you will see from our course lists we run a large and progressive variety of hill and mountaineering walking courses mainly based in the Mourne Mountains.

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Course Booking Form

IMPORTANT:   Please ensure that you read and understand our terms and conditions (link at the bottom of this form), particularly with regard to Cancellations (and refunds), Insurance, Amendments by Customer and Health Conditions.

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Terms and Conditions

Applicability of Terms & Conditions These terms and conditions shall be incorporated into the contract and shall apply in place of and prevail over any terms and conditions contained or referred to in any communication from the customer or implied by custom or practice.

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Sea Kayaking Skills

[caption id="attachment_1379" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sea Kayaking - enjoy the peace and quiet[/caption] Why go sea kayaking? Discover the unique experience of journeying amongst remote islands, explore hidden caves and coves and cruise beneath magnificent sea cliffs.

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Open Canoeing and Stand-Up-Paddleboard Skills Courses

The beauty of open boating is that as an activity it’s very accessibility to young and old alike, it can be enjoyed as a family activity or by an individual.

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Whitewater and Inland Kayaking Skills

If you are looking for a course which will push your adrenaline buttons, one of our white water courses could be your ideal choice.

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Rolling Pool Training Courses

[caption id="attachment_1354" align="alignleft" width="300"] Perfecting her roll in our Rolling Pool[/caption] Tollymore National Outdoor Centre offers a rolling pool facility which is second to none.

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Pool Skills 3

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Pool Skills 2

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Clubs, Coaches and Individuals

Individual  and Club Use The pool is available for hire by suitably experienced and skilled individuals for personal skills development, subject to a minimum group size of 3 people.

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Coaching, Leadership and Instructional Qualifications

Tollymore is one of only three course providers in the United Kingdom approved by the National Governing Body to offer the full range of training and assessment courses.

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SUP Safety Workshop

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Personal Development

When you gain a qualification, it is often not the end of a journey.

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CANI Courses

The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI) is the governing body responsible for the management, co-ordination, development and promotion of canoeing in Northern Ireland.

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CANI Tutor Training

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Mountain Biking

[caption id="attachment_1358" align="alignleft" width="461"] VC Glendale hit the trails at Tollymore[/caption] Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is situated in what we believe to be one of the best mountain biking areas of the UK and Ireland.

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Coasteering

[caption id="attachment_1362" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Coasteering anyone?[/caption] We ask that you are water confident when wearing a buoyancy aid and that you enjoy a challenge! Our staff have considerable experience and have been involved in developing national guidelines for coasteering guides.

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First Aid

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre has been delivering First Aid Courses for mountaineers and canoeists for more than 40 years.

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Leave No Trace

  [caption id="attachment_1374" align="alignleft" width="300"] The beautiful majestic Mournes - Leave No Trace of your journey![/caption] Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is proud to support and promote the workings and ethos of Leave No Trace.

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Conference Facilities

The Ideal Location Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is the ideal location for your conference, meeting or event.

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Orienteering Information

[caption id="attachment_1369" align="aligncenter" width="1100"] Orienteering around Tollymore NOC[/caption] Tollymore National Outdoor Centre has worked closely with the Northern Ireland Orienteering Association to develop orienteering as an activity in the centre.

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Ropes Course Information

[caption id="attachment_3770" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hanging around on the high ropes[/caption] What is a Ropes Course? Tollymore National Outdoor Centre's High Ropes Course consists of a range of personal and team challenge tasks, suitable for those aged 10 years and over.

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Schools and Youth Information

[caption id="attachment_1337" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kells and Connor PS skills course at Tollymore[/caption] Tollymore National Outdoor Centre has a long history in providing skills and leadership based courses for schools and youth groups which introduces participants to one or more adventure sports.

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Patio Area

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Conference Room

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Bedroom

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Climbing Wall

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Viewing Options

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Mountaineering

Mountaineering courses take place in more challenging terrain and require a high level of fitness.

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Rock Climbing

[caption id="attachment_1789" align="alignleft" width="300"] Climbing FM in the Mournes  - Photo taken by John McCune[/caption] The Mournes with its perfect granite and wide range of crags and routes is a rock climbers dream.

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Winter Courses

[caption id="attachment_1409" align="alignright" width="1024"] Scottish winter climbing in the Cairngorms[/caption] BACK WITH A BANG WE'RE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF OUR WINTER CLIMBING COURSES FOR 2017 Tollymore Winter Courses are currently based in the Cairngorms Mountains in the highlands of Scotland.

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Multi-Activity Programmes

[caption id="attachment_1402" align="alignleft" width="300"] Getting ahead for heights![/caption] [caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="300"] Handbikes - the perfect introduction to cycling.

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COVID-19

Coronavirus and Tollymore National Outdoor Centre March 2021 Current situation As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.

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News

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Course Information

Introduction to Courses at Tollymore Here at Tollymore we aim to provide a wide range of courses to cater for all levels.

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Programmes for Businesses

Corporate Services at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre For over 40 years Tollymore National Outdoor Centre has been delivering structured team development training and activities to the corporate sector.

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Course Feedback

Thank you for choosing to visit Tollymore National Outdoor Centre recently.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award / Joint Award Initiative Residential

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre Approved as Duke of Edinburgh Provider Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is thrilled to announce that it is now an approved Expedition and Residential activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh and International Awards.

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Course Feedback

Thankyou for choosing to visit Tollymore National Outdoor Centre recently.

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Mountain Skills 1

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Mountain Skills 2

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Equipment Photos

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Mini Buses

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Paddlesport Instructor

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Remote Area Worker (RAW)

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British Canoeing Coach Core

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Access to Information

Sport NI - Privacy Notice Data Controller: Sport Northern Ireland               Data Protection officer:  Liz walker House of Sport                                                            House of Sport 2A Upper Malone Road                                             2A Upper Malone Road Belfast                                                                           Belfast BT9 5LA                                                                         BT9 5LA Telephone: 028 90381222                                        Telephone: 028 90383878 Email: info@sportni.

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Ed Byrne Celebrates 50 Years of Adventure at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Well known comedian Ed Byrne swapped punchlines for paddling last weekend as he took part in celebrations to mark Tollymore National Outdoor Centre’s 50th anniversary.

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SPEECH GIVEN BY LORD RODEN ON THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF TOLLYMORE NATIONAL OUTDOOR CENTRE

Just after the war, as a small boy of eight, going on eight and a half, I asked our mother if I could climb Slieve Donard.

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Winter Talks - Northern Finland

The participants of Tollymore 2018 trip to Northern Finland will be hosting a slide show and chat about their experiences on the 13th December at the centre at 7.

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Hotrock Climbing Class - Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will be running Children’s Climbing classes for all abilities for children 6-14 years old.

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Tollymore Launches Online Course Calendar for 2019

  2018 has been a significant year for Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, having acquired a new climbing facility at Altnadue Quarry, the Centre also celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, when comedian and outdoor enthusiast Ed Byrne swapped punchlines for paddlesports when he visited the Centre to mark this momentous occasion.

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International Women's Weekend at Tollymore

Celebrate International Women's Weekend at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre (TNOC) from 8th to 10th of March 2019.

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Greenland Games

Saturday 12th Oct Sunday 13th Oct Greenland Games – Weekend Pass £25 Saturday 12th Oct Sunday 13th Oct Greenland Games – B&B Package 1 £67.

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Tollymore Brownie Recipe

Due to everyone missing our famous Tollymore Brownies, we have decided to share the recipe so you can bake your own at home.

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Covid-19 Update - December 2020

In-line with the new restrictions coming into place on Friday 27th November.

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Booking Details

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Customer Details

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Calendar

If our course dates don’t suit please contact the Centre as we can run additional courses to suit.

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Pool Skills 1

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Consumer Survey August 2014

We recently conducted an extensive piece of research by carrying out an online questionnaire with consumers who had or had not been previous customers at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre for either leadership or skills courses.

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Climbing for ALL!

Date: Friday, 5 December 2014 Time: 9am-4pm Where: Tollymore National Outdoor Centre Cost: £45 About the Training This course explores processes, techniques and equipment to help people with disabilities engage in climbing-related activities.

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Outdoor Learning - a Maori Perspective

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre were delighted to recently present ‘ Outdoor Learning - a Maori Perspective’.

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RNLI Winter Talk - CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Come along to Tollymore and listen to our local crew members from Newcastle Lifeboat Station talk about their experiences and share a few stories of what it means to be an RNLI volunteer and to show you their kit.

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Casual Outdoor Activity Instructors required

Please see details below of vacancy in Tollymore National Outdoor Centre Job Title:             Casual Outdoor Activity Instructor Remuneration:   £35.

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GCSE Orienteering - Friday 27th February 2015

GCSE Orienteering event will be taking place on Friday, 27th February 2015.

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NI Adventureland Weekend 2015

Rockclimbing, Mountain Biking and Kayaking Skill Sessions – take your pick as Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will be offering all these activities as part of NI Adventureland  2015 Located at the foot of the majestic Mournes, where better to learn a new outdoor adventure skill than at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, home to some of the most experienced and qualified  instructors around!! You can be guaranteed a great day’s craic learning a new skill, whilst having  dipped your toe into the wonderful world of outdoor adventure activities.

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First Step Youth Skills Courses

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre continues to provide skills courses to youths.

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Open Canoe Rafting Workshop

As you will be aware from the media there have been a number of incidents involving canoes/kayaks on either coastguard monitored open water (Lough Neagh and Erne) or tidal water over the past two years.

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Auction at Tollymore

We will be auctioning a range of kayaks and mountain bikes on Sunday, 6th September 2015 commencing at 1.

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Enjoy our Countryside, Coast and Parks Responsibly

Enjoy our Countryside, Coast and Parks Responsibly Our last bank holiday of the summer has arrived and as many thousands of people venture into the outdoors to enjoy our beautiful beaches, forests, parks, mountains and lakes around the country, Leave No Trace Ireland is encouraging everyone to enjoy our outdoors responsibly.

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Newcastle Canoe Club

FREE INTRODUCTORY SESSIONS Do you live  near Newcastle? Would you like to try canoeing? Would you like to join a club? Are you over 18 years old? CANI in association with Tollymore National Outdoor Centre,  Greenhill YMCA and Ardnabannon OEC are keen to setup a canoe club in the local area and have decided to run a series of introductory canoeing sessions.

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#BeActive

#BeActive is a call to action to get people moving! The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe and will take place from 7th-13th September 2015.

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DMM Product Safety Warning

PLEASE SEE BELOW IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE FROM DMM It has come to our attention that the locking mechanisms of some DMM locking carabiners are developing a dysfunction.

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Winter Talk Series No. 2 - Red Kites in County Down

Over the past 200 years, Red Kite numbers in Britain and Ireland crashed, largely due to human persecution.

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Winter Talk Series No. 3 - The Coastline of Mourne

Looking at information gathered on three separate biological surveys walking the ‘hidden’ coastline of Mourne, the talk will take us on a journey from Carlingford Lough to Dundrum Inner Bay, looking at the geology and its covering geomorphology, which is of particular interest in the interpretation of the end of the last Ice Age.

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Best Skills Course Provider 2015

Votes have been counted and verified and we are delighted to hear that we have been voted ‘Best Skills Course Provider ’ in the 2015 OutdoorNI Awards in association with Surf Mountain.

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GCSE Orienteering Event

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will once again be delivering their GCSE Orienteering event.

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Together Building A United Community

DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND WE NOW HAVE A 'WAITING LIST' IN OPERATION The ‘Together: Building a United Community’ (TBUC) Strategy published on May 23 2013, reflects the DCAL’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.

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Inclusive Sports Facility Accreditation

Northern Ireland’s main disability sports charity, Disability Sport NI, has awarded Tollymore National Outdoor Centre the Inclusive Sports Facility Accreditation, a major disability inclusion award in Northern Ireland.

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Rocks to Ridges Workshop

Mountaineering Ireland Environmental Workshop Friday evening 20th & Saturday 21st May 2016 at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre The overall aim of this 'Rock to Ridges Workshop ' event is to bring the subject of geomorphology to life, by giving walkers and climbers basic skills in understanding the physical landscape which surrounds us in the mountains.

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Wild Water and Aid at Altitude

An evening with Anup Gurung Legendary Himalayan Kayaker & Humanitarian Founder/ President of the Nepal Kayak and Canoe Club and Founder of Himalayan Safety Organisation.

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Tollymore Auction of Bikes, Boats & Tents

We will be auctioning a range of mountain bikes, boats and tents on Saturday, 29th October 2016, commencing at 2pm.

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FREE Stand Up Paddle Boarding Try It Sessions at Skiffie Worlds in Strangford

Get Active and try out the world's fast growing watersport - Stand Up Paddle Boarding REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES  ARE LIMITED A great way to get out on the water and to #beactive and #GETWET!! [gallery ids="4654,4653,4652"] Tollymore will provide free 'SUP Try It' sessions during the Skiffie Worlds, to give you the basic skills and the advice you need if you would like to take up this activity yourself Thursday 28th July from 5.

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FREE STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING SESSIONS AT RIVERFEST 2016

Get Active and try out the world's fast growing watersport - Stand Up Paddle Boarding REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES  ARE LIMITED A great way to get out on the water and to #beactive and #GETWET!! [gallery ids="4654,4653,4652"] // // -1){t=true}}if(t){r.

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Tollymore's Geckos & Lizards Club

Tollymore's Head of Mountaineering, Kieran O'Hara is developing The Geckos Club (13-16 years) and The Lizards Club (9-12 years) and the ethos of this programme is to offer motivated young climbers the opportunity to experience more advanced situations and develop their skills on the mountains and crags leading to greater independence as climbers and mountaineers in their own right.

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GCSE Orienteering Event 2017

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will once again be delivering their GCSE Orienteering event.

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Bloody Bridge Charter

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre are delighted to sign up to the Bloody Bridge Charter which was recently prepared by Sport Northern Ireland in partnership with Mourne Heritage Trust.

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Mike Makes An Incredible Journey to Euro’meet 2017

  Tollymore National Outdoor Centre acting Manager, Mike McClure, will be travelling to the 2017 Euro’meet at La Seu D’Urgell in the Catalonian Pyrennes on two wheels, as he departs on his bike for this important event on Tuesday 5th September.

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First Irish Ascent of Everest 1993 - 25th Anniversary Lecture

  First Irish Ascent of Everest 1993 25th Anniversary Lecture Dawson Stelfox and Frank Nugent 📆 Friday 25th May - 7.

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Scaling To New Heights

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre (TNOC) has launched a newly enhanced climbing facility at Altnadue Quarry.

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New Website Launches Helping Northern Ireland Get Out More & Get Active

Press release sent 01/08/18 New Website Launches Helping Northern Ireland Get Out More & Get Active A new website dedicated to providing people all over Northern Ireland with detailed information and interactive mapping on all of the country’s outdoor trails, community walking paths and outdoor venues has been launched.

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Tollymore Auction - Saturday 22nd September

The Tollymore Auction will be held on Saturday 22nd September at 11.

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Tollymore Weekends - Breakfast and lunch are available every Friday and Saturday

#TollymoreWeekends Call in and grab a bite to eat and soak up the awesome view! Breakfast and lunch are available every Friday and Saturday.

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Showers and Changing Facilities now available for bikers

Showers and Changing Facilities now available for bikers at Tollymore! #TollymoreWeekends Ask at the reception for changing facility details.

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Climb of the Week at Tollymore - Hotrock Climbing Wall

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre in partnership with Mountaineering Ireland are psyched to announce a new competition for climbers visiting the Hotrock Climbing Wall.

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Hotrock Climbing Wall will be closed in March on these dates

Due to events and scheduled maintenance, the #HotrockClimbingWall at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will be closed on the following dates in March 2020.

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Covid-19 Update - Centre Temporary Closure

  We are in very challenging times and need to heed all Public Health Authority and Govt advice with regard to how we work, socialise and interact with each other.

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Coronavirus Statement - Sport Northern Ireland

An update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what our key priorities for sport and physical recreation are at this time.

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RED SQUIRREL AWARENESS WEEK 21-27th SEPTEMBER

  RED SQUIRREL AWARENESS WEEK 21-27th SEPTEMBER   2020 TOLLYMORE RED SQUIRREL GROUP CITIZENS SURVEY   Autumn is here and it is a good time to try and find out the number of Red Squirrels there are about, and the areas that they are occupying.

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Current situation

As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.

We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.

Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.

How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……