Membership of Canoeing Ireland

Benefits of Membership

Access to Safety Workshops


Access to Volunteer Training

Voting Rights

Discounts with partners

Campaigning and Representation at National Level

Campaigning and Representation at International Level

Access to the European Paddle Pass System

Access to Training Scheme

Competition Entry

Access to Skills Workshops

Types of Membership

Individual Membership

Anyone who wishes to be a member of Canoeing Ireland but is not a member of a club.



Membership is valid from January to December of the year purchased.

Club Membership

Membership costs for anyone who is a paid up member of any Canoeing Ireland affiliated club.


The fee per senior club member is €30.

The fee per junior club member is €10.

The Annual Club Registration Fee is €150.

Important Note

Associate Member (Trial)

Associate Membership is available to club members who assist with club activities on land. The purpose of this membership option is to allow club administrators/volunteers who assist the club with activities such as general administration and on-land supervision etc. to access Garda Vetting and insurance for a reduced membership fee.



1. The insurance cover does not extend to “on the water” activities.

2. Applications for Associate Membership are submitted to Canoeing Ireland via the Club Secretary.

3. Associate Members are not permitted to enter Canoeing Ireland events (e.g. Liffey Descent etc.)

4. A maximum of 20% of a Canoeing Ireland registered club’s members are permitted to apply for Associate Membership

5. If an Associate Member wishes to participate in on the water activities the membership must be converted to full club membership and the appropriate additional fee paid.

6. Associate Members are not insured for Canoeing Ireland skills/instructorship courses.

Membership Notes

National & International Representation

Canoeing Ireland represents Irish canoeists in national, government and international organisations and committees such as Sport Ireland, the Olympic Federation of Ireland, the National Trails Office, Waterways Ireland, the Marine Safety Working Group, Euro Paddle Pass, the International Canoe Federation and the European Canoeing Federation.


Canoeing Ireland invests resources to support the development of facilities nationally for Canoeists including the National Blueway Trails Project and local and national training facilities for the competitive disciplines such as the Sluice, Lough Rinn and Trim. Your membership helps to support this ongoing facility development work.

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