Evening Kayak Courses

These courses are a basic introduction to the sport of kayaking. They are suitable for total beginners or for participants who have some previous experience . Each course aims to introduces participants to basic boat handling skills along with the necessary safety and rescue skills needed for paddling in a flat- water environment.

The courses are practical in nature with an overall emphasis of on- the -water paddling experience. The course fee includes provision of kayak and all necessary safety equipment and gear. The course programme covers Canoeing Ireland’s Level 2 Kayak Skills syllabus and includes an optional assessment.

Each course consists of 5 evening sessions over 5 consecutive weeks.


Code Day Starting Until Time Duration
C1 Tues 4th May 1st June 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
C2 Wed 5th Apr 2nd June 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
C3 Tues 8thth June 6th July 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
C4 Wed 9th June 7th July 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
C5 Tues 13th July 10th Aug 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
C6 Wed 14th July 11th Aug 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
C7 Tues 17th Aug 14th Sept 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
C8 Wed 18th Aug 15th Sept 19.00 – 21.30 5 Weeks
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Types of craft

  • Kayaks (single person operated)
  • Sit-On-Top Kayaks (Single person operated)
  • Open Boats (Dual or more person operated)
  • Sea-Kayak (single person operated designed mainly for use in the sea Adults Only)


  • Canoeing Ireland Training Centre – Based on Strawberry Beds Lucan, Dublin

Type of water

  • Flat water
  • Moving water with rapids and slides


If you have any questions about the course, contact trainingcentre@canoe.ie or ring the office at +353 860681321