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General News

Turkey Race in aid of St Vincent de Paul

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1st Sluice Slalom Race - 14th December 2014

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Canoe Marathon Ireland AGM on the 10th January 2014

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Notice is hereby given that the Canoe Marathon Ireland AGM will take place on Saturday, 10th January at 2pm at the Liffey Centre, Strawberry Beds.

Any motions to be included for consideration should be emailed to irishmarathoncanoeing@yahoo.com to arrive no later than 5pm on Monday, 29th December 2014.

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Updated RSR Notes

There are a new set of RSR support notes for Instructors running RSR courses.  

These notes provide a breakdown of the RSR competencies at each level and an expanded explanation of the RSR syllabi.  The notes are an excellent resource for course providers but also for course participants and Canoeing Ireland members.

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Survey for Belfast Lough Sailability Group

Belfast Lough Sailability Group is in the process of securing a grant for £1 million for a purpose built Watersports Centre at Carrickfergus Marina for those with disabilities and disadvantaged to have access to the water.

It will be for sailing, canoeing and other associated on the water activities such as environment and education - connected
to all things maritime.

It will be available to the wider community and all Ireland of course.

Please fill in the following
2min survey to support their application and then
share with your friends, families and colleagues.


Updated Leptospirosis page

Updated information sections on Leptospirosis now on our webpage.

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The Barrow Blue Way


An invitation to find out more?

Waterways Ireland in partnership with Carlow, Kilkenny, Kildare and Laois County Councils and LEADER Companies are proposing to develop a Barrow Blueway, a 112km long shared-use trail for local people and visitors to enjoy along the route of the Barrow Way-Marked Way.

Following on from a number of studies and reports commissioned by various authorities including Waterways Ireland, the Local Authorities, LEADER Partnership Companies and Fáilte Ireland a series of interventions and programmes have been agreed and are being implemented by the agencies both collectively and individually. ONE SUCH INITIATIVE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE Barrow Blueway.

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Kayaking Accident on the Inchavore River, Co. Wicklow

Canoeing Ireland are deeply saddened to hear that a member of our community passed away last night following a tragic accident on the Inchavore River in Co. Wicklow. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.

The Asian Clam - Corbilcula fluminea

To whom it may concern,

Canoeing Ireland wish to highlight the current issue in Ireland with regards to invasive species and in particular the Asian Clam(Corbilcula fluminea)

We want to draw your attention to the effects the invasive species can have on our waterways with particular emphasis on the Asian Clam. The Asian clam is an extremely effective invasive species and can form dense clumps across rivers. Asian Clam (Corbilcula fluminea) was first spotted in Ireland in 2010 in the River Barrow and the River Nore in Co. Carlow and Co. Kilkenny. Specifically around the St Mullins get off on the River Barrow.

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Data Protection and the Sports Club Volunteer

Data Protection and the Sports Club Volunteer

The Do's and Don'ts of Handling Data - Seminar on November 29th

What do Sony, Irish Water and Munster Rugby have in common? Well - the title of this newsletter should have given you a clue, they have all been affected in one way or another by data leaks in recent times. As more and more people carry out their day to day business on the internet so too is more data being stored online, and the companies, organizations or clubs that store this data must adapt to modern consumer trends and ensure that this data is stored securely. The reality is that nowadays data protection is as much an obligation to the customer, member or client as the product or service that is being provided itself.

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