PaddleWest is back! A fun-packed multidisciplinary paddlesports event in the West of Ireland for Junior paddlers.


2 events running in parallel, National Teen Connect and PaddleWest, with all participants coming together during the BBQ and SPARTY.

Teen Connect will run 3 rotating on-water workshops with 3 different Paddlesports disciplines on offer and an evening pool session with a rolling and water confidence workshop.

PaddleWest will offer Paddle Orienteering on Lough Lannagh, using boat/board of choice.


In teams of 4 the paddlers will rotate through 6 40-minute workshops (Open Canoe, SUP, Slalom, Flawater Racing, Polo and R&S) with a team event/task at the end of each workshop and an associated point system.

The day will culminate with a head-to-head MONSTER SUP race, with 20 paddlers per SUP.

The teams of 4 will be created on the day and grouped in first instance by age: U12s, U14s, U16s and U18s.

For more details and to register for the event see below –

Details and Registration

Please bring: Gear for getting wet and extra changes, bouyancy vest, helmets, paddles. If you are missing any of these there will be additional equipment on site

Accomodation: Lough Lannagh Holiday Village is the main event venue. On site there are options to camp and a limited number of holiday houses. Please contact Ronan for booking and mention you are attending PaddleWest. There are many other local options too.

Saturday 25th June
16:00 Registration and BBQ at Lough Lannagh Holiday Village
17:00 to 19:00 Paddle Orienteering in a boat/board of your choice on Lough Lannagh
19:00 to 21:30 SPARTY!!! Sports Party organised by the Teen Connect Project Team with live music, circus activities and fun games
Please note boats/boards will be available on site for the Paddle Orienteering however if you prefer to bring your own please do. Maps will be provided on the day.

Sunday 26th June
9:00: Registration and random allocation to teams of 4 paddlers
9:30 to 12:00:
Group 1 will do team events in Polo, Slalom and Flatwater Racing
Group 2 will do team events in Open Boating, SUP and R&S (Rescue and Safety)
12:00 to 13:00: Lunch break
13:00 to 15:30:
Group 1 will do team events in Open Boating, SUP and R&S (Rescue and Safety)
Group 2 will do team events in Slalom, Polo and Flatwater racing
16:00 to 17:00 Team Mashup in Monster SUP head to head
17:00 to 17:30 Prizes and Raffle Draw

It will be a fun packed weekend. Please make sure you bring enough clothing for weather conditions forecast, food, hydration.