Canoeing Ireland Training Centre is a purpose-built centre which offers a range of paddling courses catering for the complete beginner and also for those who wish to progress their skills to intermediate and advanced levels. It offers a range of skills courses and paddling opportunities for both young people and adults.


Situated on the banks of the River Liffey in the peaceful rural setting of the Strawberry Beds between Chapelizod and Lucan the Training Centre is equipped with a full fleet of modern kayaks and canoes . It can also supply all necessary safety equipment such as wetsuits, buoyancy aids, spraydecks, cags, helmets, and paddles. There are male and female changing rooms with hot showers. It also has a large meeting room suitable for classroom-based sessions.

Selection of Training Courses & Assessments Available

  • Introductory Level : Level 1 Skills & Level 2 Skills
  • Progression Level : Level 3 Skills
  • Summer Paddle Camps for Juniors
  • Group Courses for Schools & Youth Services
  • Instructor Training Courses
  • Instructor Assessments
  • First Aid : REC 2 & 3
  • River Safety & Rescue : RSR 1 & 2
  • Safeguarding

How to Enrol on a Course

Search through our courses by visiting the Get Paddling section and select a course suitable for you:

For more information and to book a place click on the booking link after your chosen course.


Further Information

Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15