Canoeing Ireland Training centre is hiring

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 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:

A Study of Sea Kayaking Incidents in Ireland

Ray Mc Cullagh and Kevin O Callaghan (Geo) have kindly agreed to present ‘A Study of Sea Kayaking Incidents in Ireland’ to East Coast Kayaking Club based on their Research at GMIT on Incidents in Irish Sea Kayaking. Read more

Membership Survey

In order to improve your experience as a member of Canoeing Ireland  we are asking you to take 10 minutes (max) to lend your voice to prioritising the changes/improvements you would like to see during the coming year.  This is your chance to have your voice heard and to shape the future of the Association.  The survey will be LIVE until 28th Feb, please share it with members so that feedback is captured from as many members as possible. Read more

Canoe Sprint AGM 2019- 23rd February – Lucan Spa Hotel

Canoe Sprint Ireland AGM – 2019

The Committee of Canoe Sprint Ireland will hold their Annual General Meeting in the Spa Hotel, Lucan, on Saturday February 23rd 2019, at 7.30 PM.

Any motions/proposals to be considered must be emailed to by 7.30pm on Saturday February 16th, 2019.


Agenda and additional information to follow.

Canoeing Ireland’s Christmas Message from the Board- 2018

Christmas Message from the Board

On behalf of the Board of Canoeing Ireland, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our members, clubs, paddlers, volunteers, athletes, coaches, staff and stakeholders a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Read more

Flow State Issue 3

We have lift off!!

We hope you enjoy the third and final edition of Flow State for 2018. Share it far and wide! Thanks again for all the contributions from across the sport.
Have a great weekend and a very merry Christmas from everyone in Canoeing Ireland. Read more

Canoe Centre Lower Liffey Race Notice

Race notice for next weekends Lower Liffey Race, 01/09/2018

With the Liffey Descent looking like it may not have the usual flood this race could give a valuable look at what the river will be like on Descent day. as part of the descent series there are classes are defined by boat type i.e. K1, K2, GP, Canoe.

Pre entry available here

There is online entry available & entries will be taken on the day.

Information on the sprees race entertainment here:


Blueway 10k National Canoe & Kayak Week

Canoeing Ireland would like to make you aware of some changes that are being made to the Blueway 10k programme for 2018.
With the success and simplicity of the Paddles Up programme which ran earlier in the year, Canoeing Ireland and Waterways Ireland agreed that the Blueway 10K programme and the Paddles Up programme should be similar in approach and that the finals day for the Blueway 10k should be more about clubs and members participation, than an actual competitive race.
With this idea in mind, Waterways Ireland were happy to agree with Canoeing Ireland’s proposals that we create a National Canoe and Kayak Week which would fall under the Blueway 10k banner and be supported by Waterways Ireland.
This means that the three hours a week training regime that was present during the original Blueway 10k programme is no longer necessary. The technical details of racing a kayak are no longer necessary either. This new event will be open to all types of suitable craft and abilities. This event is ideal for those who have taken or will take a 6 to 8 week beginner course as well as more experienced paddlers. The objective is to create a festival event with a fun atmosphere where clubs, providers and members from across the paddling community get together for a great day out on one of the beautiful designated Blueways.
The National Canoe & Kayak week will see two finals days, one on Lough Derg and the other in Clondra Co. Longford on what will be most likely the wonderful Camlin Loop.
The dates will be:
August 11th – Lough Derg
August 18th – Clondra Co. Longford  (Camlin Loop)
We are hoping that all clubs and providers can get on board and support Blueway 10k National Canoe & Kayak week.
Funding will be available to those clubs and providers who meet the criteria.
For more information on this exciting new project please contact Jon

Canoeing Ireland Instructor Responsibilities and Procedures

Canoeing Ireland have recently had to deal with some issues in relation to the organising and registering participants of courses. Whether you are working in a commercial capacity or in a voluntary capacity with a club, there are certain protocols that need to be followed when 1) organising a course and 2) issuing certification.

Please click the link to familiarise yourself with Canoeing Ireland’s set procedures for Instructors registering courses and assessments.

Training and Assessment Procedures

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