Kingdom “An Riocht” Rifle and Pistol Club
Welcome to our website. Kingdom “An Riocht” Rifle and Pistol Club was opened in 2007. It is the only centrefire shooting range in Kerry. It is located just 3 miles from Castlemaine, Kerry. The range boasts two ranges, a 50 metre range, suitable for .22 rifle and pistol, and also a rifle range for distances from 100 yards out to 300 yards. The 300 yard range also has a fully working butts system and is regularly used by the Long Range Rifle Association of Ireland for F-Class type competitions. It is NARGC and Garda authorised and is fully compliant with current Firearms Legislation.
The club also holds 3 Position and Classic Rifle competitions there . With the range located on the side of hill, the wind can make shooting very challenging, at any time of year. Some of Ireland’s best F-Class shooters have said it is among the most challenging ranges they have competed on, and it is not unusual to see the Official NRA wind flags blowing in opposite directions. Combined with the stunning views towards Dingle (An Daingean) and the McGillicuddy Reeks, it has to be the most picturesque ranges in the country. It is not unusual for competitors and guests to shoot in the opposite direction to the ranges (with their cameras, of course) as the ever changing landscape offers excellent photo opportunities, throughout the year.
With over 80 members using the range on a regular basis, and quite a few travelling to compete in othe clubs and Internationally, the club is a hive of activity, not just at weekends, as members hone their skills at the different disciplines.
The range is always being improved and the recent addition of a covered firing point on the 50 metre range and the installation of a toilet block has added to the facilities. This is a club that is always striving to improve, and the recent success of members at the NASRPC International, is proof that “An Riocht” members are serious about their sport.
The unofficial “clubhouse” for members and competitors is The Anvil Bar and B&B in Boolteens. Murphy’s Farmhouse, just around the corner from The Anvil also has rooms available for competitors. Kingdom “An Riocht” RPC is an NASRPC affiliated club.
If you would like to become a member or want information on how your club or group could hire the range, please fill out the form on our Contact Us page or call Pat on 087 6242911. New members are always welcome and can be assured of a warm welcome, where members will be pleased to offer help and guidance to novice and experienced rifle and pistol shooters, we also have an automatic clay trap, where clay shooters can practice and improve their skills. The range is open every weekend and during the week by arrangement. All classes of shooter are catered for, both men and women, and instruction can be arranged with qualified NRA Firearms Instructors.