Youth Kayak Academy

The principle aim of the Youth Kayak Academy is to provide paddling opportunities for young paddlers to continue their participation in the sport.

It is open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 16 who is at minimum Level 2 Kayak Skills standard.

Contact for further details

  1. All the sessions will be located at the Training Hub
  2. Sessions will be limited to a maximum of six participants.
  3. Sessions will be one day a week over 6 weeks.
  4. Sessions will be over a two and half hours either in morning from 10 – 12.30 or afternoon from 2pm – 4.30 pm
  5. There may be an opportunity to participate in Coaching Clinics – Freestyle, Slalom and other competitive canoe disciplines
  6. Shower facility will be available
  7. Centre will supply Buoyancy Aids, Helmets , kayaks , paddles and spray decks . Wetsuits will be available however participants will be asked to supply their own if possible
  8. All participants will be expected to adhere to general hygiene guidelines including use of hand sanitizers and hand washing facilities throughout the Centre
  9. Participants will be expected to adhere to current social distancing guidelines at all times whilst at the Training Centre

What to bring

The Training Centre will supply all the kayaking gear. Students need to bring appropriate clothing for under the wetsuit, Shorts/Swimming gear, warm fleece/hoodie or thermal that can get wet and also old runners and a towel


Sessions based from Canoeing Ireland Training Hub on the Strawberry Beds.