Given the restrictions imposed by the Irish Government on March 12th we have decided to suspend shooting in the hall till at least the 4th April. Due to the social nature of our sport we feel it is only sensible to limit non essential contact in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19.

As the risk outdoors is far lower we will be opening the woods to club members throughout the period. We do ask that people observe sensible precautions, avoid prolonged close contact, only pull your own arrows, observe best practice from the HSE etc..

There will be a board at the container stating which targets are being shot on any given day with the shoot direction marked on it.

The range will be open from 10am each day until further notice and updates will be posted on the various group pages.


Thanks for your cooperation in this and keep safe

Laois Archery



We are a field archery club located in Laois. The club is open to all from 8 years and upwards.

What is Field Archery?

Field archery involves shooting arrows at target faces or 3D animals on an outdoor course. 

The field archery course is usually situated in woodland and the targets are all set at different marked or unmarked distances. The targets may have to be shot up or down gradients, at a variety of different distances or shooting angles. A selection of different rounds can be shot on the field course but the most commonly shot are the 3D UAR rounds. The targets also vary in size depending on the round being shot and the distance.

We have shooting nights on Tuesdays and Saturdays in

St. Mary’s Hall, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise


To visit the Irish Field Archery Federation’s home page click HERE

If you are interested in archery and want to have a go feel free to drop by at 7pm on the first Saturday of the month from September to May.

We run two beginners courses per year, generally in March and September. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.