Clay pigeon shooting, is the sport of shooting at special flying targets, known as 'clay pigeons', with a shotgun or any type of firearm.
If you are looking for Clay Pigeon Shooting in Mayo, visit Mayo Shooting Ground (formerly Doolough Shooting Grounds) set in the heart of the Erris peninsula amongst surrounding mountain ranges with beautiful views of the ocean.
Targets for this sport comply with set international standards and are made to exact specifications. Usually in the shape of an inverted saucer and made from a mixture of pitch and pulverized limestone rock, 'clay pigeon's are designed to withstand being thrown from traps at very high speeds, whilst at the same time are easily broken when hit by lead or steel pellets from a shotgun.
They are usually fluorescent orange or black, but other colours such as white, or yellow are frequently used so that they can be clearly seen against varying backgrounds and light conditions.
Clay pigeon shooting is very popular for group outings, parties, hen or stag celebrations, corporate events, team building ... or just having a great day out with family and friends!
Clay pigeon shooting is a sport of great physical skill and mental ability and for the more ‘serious’ participants it offers the opportunity to compete at local, national and international competitions up to and including the Olympic Games.