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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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Sluicefest 2014

Level 5 Skills Training & Assessment Scotland

There will be a Level 5 Skills Training and Level 5 Skills Assessment(for those who have already sat their L5 Training before this weekend) happening in Scotland over the October bank holiday weekend(24th- 27th October). We currently have spaces on both courses but ideally we would like to have 8 people on each to keep costs as low as possible. Anyone interested in doing this excellent weekend, being run by Rob Coffey & Shane McElligott, please contact me on info@canoe.ie with their training form.  More details can be found on the training & assessment calendar here.

Hundreds of Paddlers turn to up to support Shannon Blueway Day

"Minister Heather Humphreys TD joined over 300 walkers and paddlers to open the Shannon Blueway on Saturday"  

What a fantastic day at the Shannon Blueway Launch in Leitrim this weekend.  It sends a clear message that Canoe Trails is something Irish paddlers are very interested in and will support. Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday for a smashing day on the Shannon. Looking forward to seeing plenty more Canoe Trails being developed around the country over the next few years.  Nice article and photos below from afloat.ie

Full article here

PROVISIONAL Liffey Descent Results
Well done to all of today's Liffey Descent participants! 

Canoeing Ireland would like to offer a big thank you to all of the sponsors of today's race. Please find a list of provisional results here. For questions, queries & appeals please contact info@canoe.ie.

2014 International Liffey Descent
Attention all Liffey Descent paddlers!!

Please find the briefing notes for the 2014 International Liffey Descent here and the welcome pack here!

These should have been also emailed to you, as well as being found on the Canoeing Ireland and Liffey Descent Facebook pages.
Halloween 2014

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Click on the poster for further details