Adult Introductory Kayaking

Weekend Courses

These courses are a basic introduction to paddlesports . They are run over two consecutive days and consist of 4 sessions from 10:00 until 16:00 . They are suitable for total beginners or for anyone who has some previous paddling experience. They aim to introduce participants to the sport of kayaking with strong emphasis on fun, safety and enjoyment. The courses includes basic boat handling skills along with the recommended safety and rescue skills needed for paddling in a flat- water environment. They will include Canoeing Ireland’s Level 1 Kayak Skills Award syllabus along with an assessment for that award.

The course is practical with a minimum of 10-12 hours overall of on- the -water instruction. The course fee includes provision of kayak and all necessary safety equipment and gear.


WE1Sat 1st AprSun 2nd Apr10am – 4pm
WE2Sat 22nd AprSun 23rd Apr10am – 4pm
WE3Sat 27th MaySun 28th May10am – 4pm
WE4Sat 24th MaySun 25th May10am – 4pm
WE5Sat 8th JulSun 9th Jul10am – 4pm
WE6Sat 29th JulSun 30th Jul10am – 4pm
WE7Sat 19th AugSun 20th Aug10am – 4pm
WE8Sat 16th SeptSun 17th Sept10am – 4pm

Cost: €200


Course take place at the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre on the Strawberry Beds –