December 2016

Season’s Greetings

To all the members of Canoeing Ireland,

The Board and staff of Canoeing Ireland wish all its members and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year of safe and successful paddling.

Our office will be closed from Monday 19th December and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

If you need to make contact on any urgent matter during this period, please e-mail

Merry Christmas,
The Board & Staff of Canoeing Ireland.

Strategic Plan 2017

Canoeing Ireland is holding a consultation with its members on our draft Strategic Plan 2017-2020 – 2020 Vision for Canoeing. The draft plan sets out an overall strategy to develop our sport over the coming four years and will form the basis for the development and implementation of annual operational programmes over this period by the Board and technical committees. As the National Governing Body for the sport of canoeing we have had many successes in recent times but also our fair share of setbacks. This draft plan sets out the way forward for our sport into the future and it is important to get feedback from our members which will influence its final shape and content.


Comments and suggestions are requested by Friday 20 January 2017.


Job opportunities

We have some seasonal jobs here in the Ardeche starting next May 2017.

Multi-Activity Instructors 2017

Adventure Ardeche , a small family run business based in the picturesque Ardeche region of Southern France are currently recruiting for 2017 seasonal Multi-Activity Instructors and River Leaders. The various activities will include, but are not limited to: Caving, Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, High Ropes and providing guided walks.

In this exciting role, no two days will be the same, whether you are paddling the glorious Ardeche river or running climbing sessions within the limestone gorges, it would be difficult not to be impressed by this stunning region. As an instructor you will be involved with ensuring the safety and enjoyment of groups of varying ages and abilities. From absolute beginners to those with a passion for the various sports you will be an integral part of this experience.

Ideally applicants will have experience in all of the above areas; however applications will also be accepted from those highly trained in at least one of the above skills, with a willingness to train in other areas.

Adventure Ardeche place a high importance on education, safety and professionalism, therefore a mature and professional standard is expected from all employees to ensure the enjoyment of all guests.

All meals will be provided and accommodation will consist of a staff house based off site, allowing quality down time.


Please send a cv to


Our holiday in the Ardeche has been rated “number 1” by the Sunday Times ultimate holidays for 2014

ADVENTURE ARDECHE, Company Registered in England & Wales, No: 07386638 UK Registered address: Adventure Ardeche Heathfield Shute Road Kilmington Devon EX13 7ST

CaraFocus National Newsletter

Inclusion and accessibility are going to be key focuses of Canoeing Ireland in the coming year. After attending the National Conference for Inclusion 2016 last week the staff at Canoeing Ireland were impressed by all of the speakers and the challenges many of them have overcome to participate in a wide range of activities. We look forward to being able to provide opportunities to many more participants in canoe sport in 2017. Check out the CaraFocus Newsletter for inspiration and information on what is possible in adventure sports for all participants.




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