Junior Kayak School & River Trips Sept 2014

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 Adult Kayak School & River Trips Sept 2014

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Upcoming Events, Races & Courses

Individual Calendars can be selected by clicking the little blue arrow in the top right hand corner of the calendar.

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General News

Extraordinary Delegate Meeting
Please click here for notice of an Extraordinary Delegate Meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 for the purposes of passing the Canoeing Ireland Accounts for 2013. See here for a letter to the membership regarding such.

Proxy forms will be accepted up until Monday, October 6th, 2014.
Liffey Descent Rescue Recruitment

Liffey Descent will be on Saturday the 4th October this year.  As the date is fast approaching we are keen to start our annual rescue recruitment.  Firstly thanks to those of you who have helped out over the years, the event would not be possible without your generous voluntary contribution, we are ever grateful.

Rescue crews this year will get the usual benefits including t-shirt, food and event after party access.

If you think you or someone you know might be able put together a rescue crew to cover one of the weirs at this year’s Liffey Descent we’d be delighted to hear from you.  We are getting fierce organised this year and have a short form which you can fill out below to register your help and which will give us all the information we need to coordinate the rescue.  You can edit your answers at a later date so feel free to put in estimates for now and confirm them at a later date.

We will send out final rescue details in the week running up to the event.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks in advance for your help and support.

Palmerstown Weir Sprint Wild Water Race 2014

Palmerstown Weir Sprint Wild Water Race 2014

Opening event of 2014/15 Wild Water Racing Season


WHEN – Saturday September  27th 2014

COST – Individual €10 Senior, €5 Junior/Student. Team event  (teams consist

of three paddlers)

ENTRIES CLOSE – 11.15am (Entries will be taken at Wilwater Kayak Club)

TEAM RACE – After Individual runs

Course WWKC to Belgrove Lawns

INDIVIDUAL RACE – 12.:00 Midday

COURSE – Sprint Race over Weir 2 timed runs

TEAM RACE CLASSES (3 boats on team) – Senior WWR, Junior WWR, Men’s  General Purpose

Women’s General Purpose


C1, C2, Women’s WWR K1, Junior

Men’s WWR K1,

General Purpose Kayaks longer then 3 meters

Non Ranking Classes

Open Doubles /topolinos

General Purpose less then 3 meters

Open Canadians Canoes Single and Doubles.

CONTACT –Dave Farrell or scpaddlers@gmail .com

There may be a limited release of water ,and the race is suitable for level 2 paddlers who want to try out wild water racing.

If there is no release of water the first timed run will be an individual 500m sprint above weir and then a head to head race against nearest timed paddler

ICU cards will be requested on entry, all paddlers compete at their own risk

Good Luck to the Irish Women Canoe Polo Team

Good Luck to the Irish Women Canoe Polo team, who are in action today against Namibia at 13:05 local time on pitch 4 at the Canoe Polo World Champs


Water release for the International Liffey Descent 2014

There's been a lot of questions regarding floods for this year - So let us just confirm that there will be a full flood for race day!

Bearing that in mind, now seems like a good time to remind you that after September 26th (THIS Friday), the late entry fee of €20 kicks in! Be sure to get your entry in asap!

Remember start time is 11am this year

CranaFest 2014

BlueWay Kayak Trails Day 2014

Canoeing Ireland is proud to announce in conjunction with Waterways Ireland the official opening of the Shannon Blueway kayak trail. The opening will take place on the 11th October 2014 and Canoeing Ireland will be running a canoeing event on the day to give canoeists the unique opportunity to be the first to paddle the new stretch and be involved in the opening ceremony.

All participants in the event will receive a refreshments at lunch time and a shuttle back to the start point at the end of the day. The time schedule for the day including the other festivities can be viewed below.

Click here to register for the event

For more information on the event click here

Join the event on Facebook here

Paddlesurf Irish Open

Hi All

The Paddlesurf Irish Open is fast approaching. 

Entries are filling up fast for this years Irish Open. 
If you want to enter, the last date to register is Wednesday 17th
We only have a small number of entries left as this is a one day event. Get your entry in early to avoid disappointment.


Hope to see you all there.


The Paddlesurf Ireland Crew.

Junior Paddlefest Volunteer Sign up Form

Junior Paddlefest is on in just 2 weeks’ time, the 20th & 21st September.  Junior Paddlefest is now the largest Junior Kayaking Event in Europe thanks to the tremendous work of the event organisers and the generous voluntary support of our network of instructors, coaches and trainees over the years. 

This year we are again recruiting volunteers and asking for your help to continue the massive success of this event by helping to run the fantastic sessions that make the event so unique and entertaining for the kids who take part.  If you are trainee or qualified, instructor or coach interested in helping out at Junior Paddlefest this year please fill out the volunteer sign up form below and we'll send you on final event details next week.  Please note volunteers must make their own accommodation arrangements with the campsite if staying overnight, www.irelandholidaypark.com.

Irish Sea Kayaking Association Annual Symposium 2014
Irish Sea Kayaking Association
Annual Symposium 2014
18/19 October Baltimore, Cork