Next shoot - Ron Bell Memorial, Ballywalter Estate, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April

Lough Cuan Bowmen

Welcome to Lough Cuan Bowmen Archery Club


Lady Paramount for the ABO 2019 announced

It is with great pleasure that Lough Cuan Bowmen can announce that Dame Mary Peters will be joining us at the 2019 All British and Open Field Championships in the role of Lady Paramount.

Dame Mary, one of British sport’s greatest ambassadors, won Gold in the 1972 Olympics in the Pentathlon, Gold in the Pentathlon and Shot at the 1970 Commonwealth Games, Gold in the Pentathlon at the 1974 Commonwealth Games and was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1972.  She also found time to set 25 British records during her career.

She was awarded an MBE in 1973, the CBE in 1990, while in 2000 she was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire. 

Dame Mary set up The Mary Peters Trust; a charity to raise money to fund athletic opportunities for young people in Northern Ireland. 

She remains to this day, an inspiration to people in all communities throughout Northern Ireland, as a true ambassador for sport and Northern Ireland.

We would like to thank Dame Mary for accepting our invitation and look forward to welcoming her to Mount Stewart in May.

The Mary Peters Trust

The Mary Peters Trust was established to create an on-going and meaningful commemoration of Dame Mary's Gold Medal win in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The Mary Peters Trust is  Northern Ireland's leading sporting charity. It helps young people, both disabled and able-bodied, achieve their sporting dreams and ambitions.

Find out more about the Mary Peters Trust

All British & Open Field Championships 2019

Look what's waiting for you at Mount Stewart at this year's All British & Open Field Championships - you won't want to miss it!

About Us


Who are we?

Lough Cuan Bowmen is an archery club based in Newtownards, Co. Down. The Club was founded in 1986 and promotes archery as a competitive and recreational sport. Friendly and welcoming we do not take ourselves too seriously yet this does not mean that the club does not have success - our archers hold awards from local, national and even world championship events.


What's in a name?

We take our name from the Irish for Strangford Lough which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest in County Down. Lough Cuan can be translated as the ‘Inlet of the Harbours,’or ‘Safe Waters.’ The badge with two swans with a crown above set on a field of Royal Blue comes from the legend of Lugaid and Dergbforgal contained within the Courting of Emer.

Sport, exercise and fun!

Our archers practice Field as well as Target archery in all styles - Long-Bow, Traditional, Recurve, Compound, Barebow and Instinctive. We have many members who shoot for fun and recreational purposes as well as members who take part in field, target and 3D competitions. 

Some of our members have represented the club at regional, national and international level, achieving success at Gold, Silver and Bronze level.

Just for fun!

As a club we host archery 'have-a-go' events for youth, church groups, schools, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, local fairs and corporate events. 

Contact us if you'd like to know more about this type of activity, or if you are interested in us running an event for your community group/organisation.

Social Media

To see more of what we get up to check out our Youtube channel, Instagram and Twitter feed - click on the links below.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Want to know more about us or archery!

Come along and meet us.  We meet at Ards Rugby Football Club from May to August on Thursday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, and in the Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex on Friday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, from September to April. 

Lough Cuan Bowmen

Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4LQ,