March 2016

Special Guest in the Canoeing Ireland office

Check out who came into the office today, none other than Tom Kierey of Germany, the world paracanoeing champion.
Tom Kierey and Patrick O’Leary came in to meet Liam Harbison – CEO, Paralympics Ireland and Karl Dunne – CEO, Canoeing Ireland.

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Left to right: Liam Harbison, Tom Kierey, Patrick O’Leary, Karl Dunne.

Blueway 10K Recruiting Activity Partners

Logo 1Does your club or business want to be at the forefront of paddlesports development in Ireland?  Then your club or business needs to register to be an Activity Partner in this summers Blueway 10K programme with Eoin Rheinisch, Neil Flemming and Benny Cullen.  Don’t get left behind, get involved in the Blueway 10K initiative, it’s going to transform the landscape of Irish paddlesports forever.

 Click here to find out more.


The Loughs Agency has made a call for applications to the Sustainable Development Fund – a small grants programme. This call was for capital and other projects, including events.

Funding is offered at up to 75% and up to £7,500.

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TDU ADM Notice 09/04/16

Training and development Unit AGM notice

Date: 9th April 2016

Time: 16:00

Location: Canoeing Ireland Training Centre, Strawberry beds, Lucan, Dublin

Closing date for Nominations: 26th of March 2016

Closing Date for Motions: 26th of March 2016

Agenda, motions and nominations will be published on the 2nd of April 2016

Motions and nominations need to be proposed and seconded by current TDU members.

All enquiries, motions and nominations to the TDU at

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Inclusive Adventure/Outdoor Activities Survey – Request

Please see link below to an online survey. This survey will assist CARA and the Inclusive Adventure Activities working group to support you and/or your organisation to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities so that they can lead an active and healthy lifestyle through inclusive adventure/outdoor activities.

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Waterways Ireland proud to support Club Champs

Waterways Ireland Head of Marketing and Communications, Sharon Lavin stated “Waterways Ireland is delighted to see how the infrastructure and facilities offered on the Shannon Blueway in Longford, has secured the “2016 Canoeing Ireland Club Championships” in Cloondara. Read more

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