Children First Safeguarding course on 19th June 2019

Canoeing Ireland are running a Children First Safeguarding course on 19th June 2019 open to all of our members. This particular date was picked to facilitate committee members who may need this course for the summer season abroad.

This workshop is for the benefit of all members involved in children’s sport in our Canoeing community (parents/guardians, instructors, committee members’, Children officers etc.).

It provides introductory information on codes of conduct, bullying, recruitment, etc. as well as child protection guidelines. By following the principles, policy and practical guidelines contained in the Code, sports leaders are playing their part in providing a safe and enjoyable environment in which children can learn and thrive.

This is a mandatory course for (a) any person responsible for managing staff and (b) staff working or volunteering with children in any capacity. Alternatively you can attend this course if you have completed this course in the past and need to refresh it



Date:        Wednesday 19th June 2019

Time:       19:30 – 22:30  

Location: Irish Sports HQ, National Sports, Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Tutor:       Jo McCarthy

Cost:        €25 per person


Please see below for some helpful pointers on how to log onto your profile and book into the course.

To book into the Safeguarding course, please do the following:

·         Go to

·         Go to events.

·         Click on events calendar:

·         Click view on the Safeguarding 1-Child Welfare & Protection Basic course.

·         Click whether you are coming to do it as a club, instructor or a committee member and click proceed.

·         You must be a Canoeing Ireland member to attend this course. Choose this option.

·         Log into your profile.

o   To log into your profile for the 1st time.

§  Enter the email address you would have used to set up your profile with your club or as an individual.

§  Click reset password if you do not know your password.

§  Follow the password reset prompts.

§  Go to your email to click on the emailed link. Check your spam folder if not in your inbox.

§  Follow the prompts.

·         Pay the €25.00 to attend the course.

National Paddlesports Day – 29th June 2019

Canoeing Ireland would like to increase the profile of your club and Paddlesport activities within your local community and nationally with a ‘National Paddlesports Day’ on the 29th of June.

What we would like you – the club to do for this event:

  • Host a ‘Come & Try’ day in your club on the 29th
  • Make the event as bright and colourful as you can on the day with flags, bunting, posters, whatever you have available. If possible have a bit of a party/carnival feel to the day.
  • Send us photos/videos on the day to promote you to local and national media.
  • Inform us before the event of exactly what you want done.

What we will do to help you promote your club locally and nationally:

  • Input your club information onto a poster designed by Canoeing Ireland to promote the event locally and nationally.
  • Promote your club on social media, local press and nationally with a press release before, during and after the event.
  • Insure the event once the event is within Canoeing Ireland Guidelines. A risk assessment form will be emailed to all clubs this week.

Please click here to show your interest for the ‘Come and Try’ day.


Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the office.

Safeguarding 1 – Child Protection Awareness Workshop – Longwood, Co. Meath

RPCC is offering a Safeguarding 1 – Child Protection Awareness Workshop, facilitated by Meath Local Sports Partnership, to all of its members. This workshop is for the benefit of all members involved in children’s sport in our Canoeing community (parents/guardians, instructors, committee members’, etc). Read more

Canoeing Ireland Club Open Day Survey

Canoeing Ireland would like to run a National Paddlesports Day on the 29th of June to increase the profile of our sports in local communities and all over the country.

In order to determine interest from clubs, we have created a short survey.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could fill the survey out.

The survey can be found here.

Brian Ogilvie elected as President of Canoeing Ireland

Canoeing Ireland

58th Annual General Meeting

19th May 2019

The 58th Annual General Meeting of Canoeing Ireland took place on Sunday the 19th May 2019 at Irish Sport HQ, Abbottstown. The meeting was well attended with club representations from across the country.  Proceedings were positive with active engagement throughout from members and Board.

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Junior Liffey Descent Results 2019

Thank you to everyone who made the Junior Liffey Descent possible this year. It was a fantastic event with over 160 young people out styling it on the water. Well done and congratulations on completing the 11.5km race. Read more

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