Blueway 10K – Funday – 1)Limerick, 2)Lough Derg, 3)Graiguenamanagh, 4)Royal Canal and


For all events on foreign waterways


The Crayfish plague is now on the Barrow from Royal oak.

For people operating on the Barrow, stick to you local area and if you have to move gear and boats, wash and dry for at least 48 hours before going to another water course.

  • Drain water from watercraft.
  • Inspect watercraft (inside and out) and other gear. Remove and safely dispose of all attached plant and animal material, mud or debris.
  • Rinse and disinfect all gear thoroughly this should be followed by a 48 hour drying period.  Milton can be used as a disinfectant, either make a solution or a spray or by washing gear in water over 60 degrees.
  • Disinfecting kayaks/canoes/paddles with (Virkon / Milton Solution or power hose with hot water over 40 degrees Celsius this should be followed by a 48 hour drying period.

Try to avoid paddling in the Barrow and Suir if they are not your local river. This will help prevent the spread of Crayfish plague to other waterways.

For anyone travelling to compete in any Canoeing Ireland competition or event please wash and dry your gear before competing and make use of wash stations at events before you leave.

Ireland is one of the last preserves of the white clawed crayfish.

For further information and if you spot any dead crayfish

Biodiversity Ireland

5. Blueway 10k Funday – Lanesborough – TBC – November.

4. Blueway 10k Funday – Royal Canal

Check out the video from the Royal Canal Bluways 10k Funday on Saturday 28th October 2017. This was hosted by Ballyfermot Youth Services and Canoeing Ireland. They went from Louisa Bridge, Leixlip to the 12th Lock, Dublin

There were participants from the following groups and Clubs:

Ballyfermot Youth Services

Cabra 4 Youth

Canoeing Ireland training centre

Skerries Sea Scouts

Lucan Kayak Club

Wildwater Kayak Club

3. Blueway 10k Funday – Graiguenamanagh & Ladies Day, Castleconnell

Two days of Blueway events in Graiguenamanagh, on the Barrow River, Carlow/Kilkenny and the Castleconnel River in Limerick.
The two events were the Blueway 10K – Funday and the Blueway Ladies day.

People to thank.

Waterways ireland, Sport ireland, Sheilbaggan OETC, Pure Adventures,

Limerick Kayak Club, Lough Dan Scout Centre, Greystones 1st Wicklow

Wild Water Kayak Club, West Cork Kayak Club, Phoenix Kayak Club

Laois kayak Club, Clonmel Kayak Club, UL Kayak Club,

Martina Slevin, Susan Doyle, Aoife Power, Laura Griffin

Elizabeth Doherty, Emer Murphy, Sheelagh Hennessy

Muireann Lynch

2)Blueway 10k Funday – Limerick

Castleconnel Blueway event hosted by Get West, Limerick kayak Club, Shannon Dragons, UL kayak Club, 14th Clare Scout Troop, Shannon Kayak Club.

1) Blueway 10k Funday – Lough Derg

Excellent route to paddle the blueway10k from Portumna to Terryglass. This was hosted by Lough Derg Watersports. They did a fantastic job at getting 40 people around their course in tough wind conditions.


For more information on the Blueway 10K events go here

Canoeing Ireland members get your free 12 week training programme, weekly training videos and free entry to your local Blueway 10K event on the 19th August 2017 by registering for Blueway 10K below.

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Logo 1Blueway 10K is a fresh approach to canoeing and paddlesports, picture couch to 5k but on the water.  Blueway 10K aims to take all the hassle out of paddling activity, allowing people quick and easy access to the water.  This no nonsense workout will allow people to turn up in regular workout clothes, put on a buoyancy aid, grab a boat and paddle, and go for short intensive work out.

The programme is based on a 12 week training programme, running from the 29th May 2017 to the 19th August 2017, with three hours of activity a week.  The programme is designed for three one hour workouts but these can be combined and adapted into two 1.5 hour work outs or even one 3 hour workout to suit participant’s busy schedules.  Participants should be aiming to complete more than 2/3’s of the training programme over the 12 weeks.  On the 19th of August 2017 we will co-ordinate a series of Blueway 10K events around Ireland so participants can attend a Blueway 10K event locally minimising logistics and travel.


Blueway 10K is tailored for total beginners who have never paddled before but due to its new approach to paddlesports coaching will also be suitable and beneficial to intermediate and even expert paddlers who want to improve their paddling technique and fitness.  The Blueway 10K will be the perfect summer training routine to prepare for the 2017 Liffey Descent.  Although the programme is written for kayaks, the Blueway 10K can be completed in any paddlesports craft including sit on tops, open canoes and stand up paddle boards.

Canoeing Ireland SlalomWith the input of three times Olympian Eoin Rheinisch and World Championship Marathon Paddler and PhD in Sports Science Neil Flemming, Canoeing Ireland have developed a comprehensive 12 week, 36 session training programme which can be easily understood and implemented on your local stretch of water. This step by step programme will guide participants, instructors and coaches through progressions in technical skills, physical fitness, mental preparation, tactics and nutrition.

This training programme has the potential to revolutionise Irish Paddlesports.  We guarantee that anyone who completes or delivers this training programme, no matter how novice or experienced you are, will improve their paddling skills, get fitter and be amazed by the beauty of Irelands Waterways.

If your club or business is interested in delivering the Blueway 10K training programme or a Blueway 10K event click below.

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