Irish Water Safety have launched their water safety awareness campaign this week.

Irish Water Safety urge anyone taking to the water to “know what your getting into”. We have some of the most beautiful waterways in the world for safe and varied aquatic activities. However it is essential that you become fully trained before taking to the water. If you are interested in taking up Canoeing, Kayaking or any paddle sport our network of accredited clubs and providers can provide world class training to ensure you will be able to take to the water in a safe way.  You can find your local club or provider below.

Map of Irish Canoe Clubs

Map of Irish Paddlesports Providers

Tuesday 16th June 2015, Dublin:As an average of 11 people drown in Ireland every month, an appeal as part of Water Safety Awareness Week to promote learning from registered training providers BEFORE engaging in aquatic pursuits.  Various national bodies have combined forces to provide course details from a single website - - as the best way to enjoy Irish waters safely.Pictured at the launch on Sandymount Strand (l/r):  Pia Dolan (Rowing); Benny Cullen (Canoeing); Chris Ross-Innes (Scuba Diving); Kate Fitzpatrick (Snorkler); Joan Sheffield (Sailing); and Aideen Hillery (Surfing).Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
You can find details of our full internationally recognised award scheme under our awards and qualifications section.

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