Welcome Paddlers,

Canoeing Ireland would like to let you know about a special event happening in the Clare/Limerick area on the 17/18th August 2019. We would like to ask you to join us on a weekend of ‘Wellness on the Water’.

With special thanks to Shannon Paddlers and Brid O’Connell for their expertise and input into the initiative ‘Wellness on the Water’. Whose drive are helping to take Wellness on the water from Local to National consciousness.

This is a Paddlesports inclusive event meaning all crafts are welcome as long as you are certified to use it. We recommend that you are at minimum Level 2 Skills certified or have a qualified instructor with you. If a group or club wishes to bring novices on this event, they must bring a valid instructor to look after the group.

The event will start at UL kayak Club in University Limerick Campus – https://goo.gl/maps/WRASc7yLCJMY5MGt7. We will set up a shuttle from there and coordinate items needed for overnight camp to those who are participating and staying the full weekend.

There are 40 spaces in the Castleconnell Scout Campsite. It will be a first come first serve for the campsite which you can do by google form: https://forms.gle/3ZDVdwocLAS6wAHn6

*There are campsites and B&Bs close by if you wish to get a bed for the night. This is an adult only event.

The event will cost you €10.00 per head:



Over the two days you will have the opportunity to do the following:


10:30am – 10km paddle in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre – https://rapecrisis.ie/news/News/10k-paddle-kayaking.html

Start at UL Kayak Club Car Park, Limerick – https://goo.gl/maps/WRASc7yLCJMY5MGt7

Paddle 10km to St Michaels Rowing Club, Limerick – https://goo.gl/maps/8LHxSzCPCkJTn4h4A

Pack up the boats and gear and head to Castleconnell Scout Centre – https://goo.gl/maps/cDf8ShuDmmBLzX6B9

Set up camp and prepare dinner – BBQ, organised and paid for by CI but will be part of the wellness weekend and a shared effort to prepare and cook.

Talks after dinner 7-9pm – Leave No Trace, Flora and Fauna of Limerick, Backwoods, Journeying and packing.

Campfire Circle, mindfulness and Chill out. Bring instruments if you want.


Sunday – 6km

9am – Pack up campsite and head to Scarriff Blueway – https://goo.gl/maps/TvwN982GWJqq1ErH6

10am – Pack for a journey to learn what’s involved. Paddle from Scarriff to the edge of Lough Derg. You can buy lunch supplies in the village as you come to the Blueway.

Stop on the way for tea, coffee, lunch and snacks with Kelly Kettles and trangias.

Mindfulness discussion and Leave no Trace discussion.

3pm – Back to base debrief the weekend.


The weekend will only be €10.00 per head to cover any additional costs.

There will be the potential to rent gear from local providers of both canoes and kayaks.

Any instructors who would like to help or be involved in this event, we would really appreciate your expertise and help.

To sign up contact Vicki on info@canoe.ie