Below is information on the People of the Year Awards event and the nomination process. Please note that the deadline for nominations is midnight of the 30th November. Read more
If you have a spare five minutes, Would you fill in our survey on how you found this year’s Liffey Descent? Thank you for your time and your opinion matters. We will publish the results in December.
On Wednesday 25th October, the Sligo Secondary Schools Kayak Competition took place on the Garavogue River, Doorly Park in Sligo.
This is the second year of this event which aims to promote paddling in secondary schools around Sligo. This year 32 students from Sligo Grammar School and Summerhill College took part in teh Sligo Schools Kayak Competition.
Teams of 4 competed in a relay time trial with the winning teams in Junior and Senior categories (pictures below) awarded prizes.
Senior Team – Summerhill College
Junior Team – Sligo Grammar School
Mournes Wildwater Race – 2017
Date: – Sunday 3rd December 2017
Venue: – Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone – (Canoe steps just off the by-pass)
Registration: – 11.00 a.m. Race Starts: 12.00 noon
Entry Fee – £ 5 /Senior’s & £ 3 / U18s (or Euros)
Course Details – Newtonstewart Canoe Steps – Sion Mills weir. (6.5miles) Grade 1 – 3.
The event is aimed at Senior’s; & U18’s. It is open to all clubs & individuals. Please note that this race is only suitable for competent independent paddlers of 3 * ability or those paddling as a group with a suitably qualified leader, as it is impractical to provide safety cover along the entire course.
All participants must wear appropriate paddling gear, including buoyancy aids and helmets. All open boats should have some form of additional buoyancy. Participants, especially open boater’s, are encouraged to take a trolley with them due to the portage to the car park at the end of the race.
Classes Senior (Male & Female)
Under 18’s (Male & Female)
Tandems/ Doubles (Male/ Female / Mixed)
£100 voucher per category winner…
NB: A shorter course may be raced by younger FPCC members provided sufficient safety cover is available, otherwise a guided paddle will be organised for others who prefer not to race.
Categories & distances may be revised in the interests of competition and safety.
FPCC wish to invite all competitors & visitors to sample our ‘legenderry’ home-made soup and refreshments – prior to the presentation ceremony at Sion Mills Weir.
Tel/ Text: 0876591982 00447912604514
To book into the event, go to events on canoe.ie website and book in through your profile.
The morning registration for the Funday Event is at 9am at the Quay, next to the Scout Den. Click Here for the location. The event starts at 10am.
Participants can meander along the stunning section of river or they can race their friends to see who the fastest paddler over 10Km. You will also have the chance to travel up through a series of canal locks as they fill up and carry you on your journey up river.
For the more adventurous paddler, on the return leg there is also the option to experience some white water and paddle over the weir and down through the rock garden at Clashganny. Anyone wishing to take this option MUST WEAR A HELMET.
The event can be completed on a Kayak / Canoe / SUP. Participants must hold a level 2 skills award or higher to take part in the event.
If you do not own a kayak or have any equipment, it can be rented for the event (see below). This must be done prior to the event and cannot be done on the day
All participants will receive an event T- Shirt and and sports headwear on the day.
For novice paddlers there will be FREE taster sessions at Graiguenamanagh, where you can try out Kayaking, Canoeing and SUP.
Please fill in the form below to make sure you secure your place for the Taster Session!
The Taster Sessions will run from 10am to 4pm.
The Taster sessions will be on a Kayak / Canoe or SUP and will last 1 hour. Please bring spare clothes and old runners that can get wet. We will provide a buoyancy Aid, Helmet, boat/board and paddle.
Please note there is a limit of 8 persons per session so book early to avoid disappointment.
The tasters will happen at the following times:
14:30 Kayak – Final Session of the day
14:30 Canoe – Final Session of the day
Please fill in the form below to make sure you secure your place!
The Crayfish plague is now on the Barrow from Royal oak.
For people operating on the Barrow, stick to you local area and if you have to move gear and boats, wash and dry for at least 48 hours before going to another water course.
Try to avoid paddling in the Barrow and Suir if they are not your local river. This will help prevent the spread of Crayfish plague to other waterways.
For anyone travelling to compete in any Canoeing Ireland competition or event please wash and dry your gear before competing and make use of wash stations at events before you leave.
Ireland is one of the last preserves of the white clawed crayfish.
For further information and if you spot any dead crayfish
Canoeing Ireland is currently undertaking a review of its policies, procedures and manuals in line with ‘The Code of Good Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland’.
As part of this process, the Board of Management of Canoeing Ireland is seeking to form a panel of members who have the relevant experience / qualifications in one or more of the below policy areas and are willing to assist with this review. Read more
Irish National Sprint Championships 2017
The Irish National Sprint Championships, Scheduled for August 12th in Lough Rynn.
Due to a busy Summer racing schedule both locally and Internationally in all Canoeing disciplines, we are postponing to a later date. We are proposing Saturday 30th September 2017 in Lough Rynn, The weekend after the Liffey Descent. Confirmation to follow.
If you aren’t racing on the day and are available we would welcome volunteers to help.
Any comments or suggestions should be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org