survival skills ireland

Pioneer Bushcraft Dublin

Pioneer Bushcraft Ireland

Pioneer Bushcraft is all about teaching informative, relevant and extremely practical courses. The courses are short to facilitate people who do not have the time or inclination to spend a lot of money on longer duration bushcraft or nature courses – but who still want a high quality outdoor experience.
Sean Fagan offers a variety of regular workshops including:

  • Urban Botany of Dublin City
  • Bull Island Birdwatching Tour
  • Coastal Foraging & Rocky Shore Ecology – Balbriggan
  • Native Woodland Masterclass – Enniskerry
  • Primitive & Modern Fire Skills Workshop – Enniskerry
  • Basic Map & Compass Navigation Skills – Bray

There are many interpretations of Bushcraft. So many, it’s impossible to give a definitive answer as to what Bushcraft is – partly because Bushcraft is very personal to the individual. For me, Bushcraft is a way of getting closer to nature…
Contact – meaningful contact, with nature allows empathy and sensitivity towards nature to flourish where it may have been absent – and Bushcraft is one of the best ways I know to facilitate a passion for the great outdoors.

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Wild Camping

2 days wild camping

Get back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips

  • wild camping irelandSurvival in an unexpected emergency?
  • Caught out in a storm and in need of shelter?
  • Hot and dehydrated but can’t drink the river water?
  • Cold and wet and need to start a fire but don’t have any matches?
  • Identifying editable plants on the side of the road?
  • Can I eat that wild mushroom, plant, flower, tree and bush? Flora and fauna
  • How do I read an ordinance survey map and plan a route?

wild camping irelanThese are some of the questions we get asked at our survival camps and canoe trips. To be able to answer these kinds of questions is not good enough; we SHOW you how they are done in an enjoyable atmosphere that is what “Into the wild” is about!!
Starting with the basic boat handling skills allowing you to transverse water ways (and rapids for the braver of you), bring your entire trips supplies and go “Off the Grid” for days at a time and hopefully not meet another living person for the entire time. (Do-able, trust me)
“Knowledge weighs nothing, but lasts a lifetime”
wild camping irelanWe try to teach the ways of our fore fathers, they didn’t always have matches or fire lighter’s, they used flint & steel with fungus from fallen trees to start their fires. They didn’t have super markets in which to sustain themselves, they trapped their own food, caught their fish, killed their livestock and snared wild rabbits.
All of these things are missing in our daily lives and WE at “Into the wild” are trying to re-ignite the passion and the lost skills that we all take for granted.
Join us and change to way you look at life —- for the better.
Canoe and camp -various dates available Canoe and safety equipment included, everything else needs to be brought, i.e. food, tents, sleeping bags, kit bags.. Price for 2 full days / 48 hours €115 per person
There is no WiFi on the River’s and in the forest with “Into TheWild,” But I promise you a better connection
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Bushcraft Courses Ireland

Bushcraft For Groups

Bushcraft skills are available to book for groups over 10 people.
I recently went along to one such event with Aebhric and Andy in Co Wicklow.
As I was only partaking for only a few hours I missed out on some of the events but took note of what had taken place before my arrival.
The group had been taught how to light a fire without matches or lighter and would be in the middle of something when they were asked to quickly light a fire again – the idea was to ensure they could have a successful fire going within 3-5 minutes in case of very cold weather.
bedmakingWe also learnt a bit about foraging for salads and how to make a shelter to sleep in that would protect you from the elements using found branches and fronds.
I had to leave then but the guys were busy boiling water and preparing their dinner which they would cook over an open fire sleeping out under the stars that night with more to learn the next morning- I wish I could have stayed – maybe next time!
If you would like to book a bushcraft course for a group then get in touch at play[at] with the following details and we will get back to you with options and prices.

  • Your name
  • Contact Telephone
  • Number of people
  • Date/s preferred
  • Location preferred
  • Activity of interest
  • Any other details


Bushcraft Courses Ireland

Bushcraft in Ireland

Bushcraft courses are growing in popularity throughout Ireland with people wanting to learn how to survive in the wild.
Bushcraft courses can include making outdoor sleeping areas, how to stay warm and spot signs of hypothermia, how to light a fire with found objects, making a stove to cook on, how to catch and skin wild animals for food, foraging for berries and leaves and much much more.
If you run bushcraft courses and would like to get listed on EAI then call Roz today on 0831949444 or contact us via our contact form here >>