March 2017

Clonmel Slalom course – water gauge

Details on the levels for the Clonmel Slalom course

0.7 as the optimum height for the course.

0.8-0.9 gives a punchier wave on the weir and fatter eddies for teaching the top end of level 3 skills.

Above 0.9 the course starts to flush out and you get a decent flow of water going down the course.

Clonmel River Guage

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre Staff Panel 2019

Canoeing Ireland is Hiring

The Canoeing Ireland Training Centre is looking for enthusiastic and committed Canoe & Kayak Instructors to join its panel of part-time /casual staff at the training centre in the Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod.

The Centre will be running a variety of canoeing and kayaking courses from May to September including summer camps, skills courses, sessions for adults and young people. Positions will be on a part-time/ casual basis on a fixed term contract. The Centre offers attractive pay rates and an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience while working with a team of dedicated and experienced Instructors at Canoeing Ireland’s National Training Centre.

To apply to join the 2019 panel please send a CV to the Centre Manager at trainingcentre@canoe.ie outlining your qualifications and experience and why you would like to work in Training Centre.

For further details or queries, you can contact Conor Ryan on 085 8506025 or email: trainingcentre@canoe.ie

Irish Crews invade the land of Shaka Zulu – Extreme Canoe Marathon.

The 16th February 2017 saw the start of the legendary DUSI Canoe Marathon, which took place over three days and 125km of river and bush portages through the magnificent Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu Natal Provence, South Africa. The idea of racing down the uMsundusi and uMngeni Rivers was born during World War II when Dr. Ian Player, sitting with friends around an army campfire in Italy, proposed the idea of travelling by kayak from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. After an initial expedition was abandoned halfway in 1950, eight paddlers set off from Alexandra Park on 22 December 1951. Six days, 8 hours and 15 minute later, Dr. Player was the only paddler to finish, having survived two days of low rivers, a flash flood and a bite from a night adder. Ref: www.dusi.co.za. This unique race has taken place every year since and is now the subject to a movie ‘Beyond the River’, to be released in April 2017.

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Sad loss of Respected Paddler – Eamonn O’Donohoe

Canoeing Ireland has learned with great sadness of the passing yesterday of Eamonn O’Donohoe, a much-respected and well known member of our paddling community.

A passionate canoeist who was involved as a keen competitor in many of our sport’s disciplines including marathon, wildwater and slalom, Eamonn lost his life as a result of a paddling accident on Lough Ree, despite the valiant efforts of those involved in the rescue effort, particularly Lough Ree RNLI, Athlone Sub-Aqua, the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter crew, Garda and ambulance emergency services personnel.

Our thoughts are with his grieving family and close friends at this very difficult time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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