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 2nd AprSun 3rd Apr10am – 4pm
WE2Sat 23rd AprSun 24th Apr10am – 4pm
WE3Sat 7th MaySun 8th May10am – 4pm
WE4Sat 21st MaySun 22nd May10am – 4pm
WE5Sat 11th JunSun 12th Jun10am – 4pm
WE6Sat 9th JulSun 10th Jul10am – 4pm
WE7Sat 13th AugSun 14th Aug10am – 4pm
WE8Sat 17th SepSun 18th Sep10am – 4pm

Cost: €200

Bookings Open 2023


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

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre