TDU News

TDU AGM – 6th May – UL Limerick

Notice is given for the the training and development unit agm for the 6th of may in the university of limerick. This will be run in conjunction with a rolling cpd.

Motions and nominations need to be in by the 22nd of April to motions and nominations need to be proposed and seconded by current tdu members.


Kieran Mckevitt

Secretary training and development unit

Review of Canoeing Ireland processes towards Courses & Logbooks

We have been reviewing processes here in Canoeing Ireland with regards skills and instructor courses.

Below are the results of that review process:

  • Assessment candidates must submit a satisfactory logbook prior to the office accepting assessment application forms.  Logbooks must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to assessment dates.
  • Logbooks should contain everything on the checklist in your logbook. Do not send originals with your logbook. It is your responsibility to send in a complete logbook.
  • If the logbook does not meet requirements to be passed, the logbook will be sent back to the person with a letter explain what was missing.
  • CI will endeavor to set fixed dates at least 3 months in advance for all courses to allow candidates to arrange their schedule around the dates.  Any courses which do not receive any applications within 1 month of course date will be cancelled, any courses which do not have the minimum number of applications within 2 weeks of course date will be cancelled.

RSR1 & RSR2 CPD – 9th April

The Training & Development Unit are hosting their annual ADM this Saturday, 9th April in the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre. They will be running RSR1&2 CPDs before the ADM.
Please make sure you are a valid Canoeing Ireland member before booking into the courses..
Click on the eventbrite link below:

TDU ADM Notice 09/04/16

Training and development Unit AGM notice

Date: 9th April 2016

Time: 16:00

Location: Canoeing Ireland Training Centre, Strawberry beds, Lucan, Dublin

Closing date for Nominations: 26th of March 2016

Closing Date for Motions: 26th of March 2016

Agenda, motions and nominations will be published on the 2nd of April 2016

Motions and nominations need to be proposed and seconded by current TDU members.

All enquiries, motions and nominations to the TDU at

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TDU AGM 28th March 2015

TDU AGM, 28th March 2015

Notice is given for an AGM to take place on Saturday 28th of March 2015 at 15:30 in the Canoeing Ireland Liffey training Centre, Strawberry Beds, Lucan, Co Dublin. Read more

December Issue of the TDU Newsletter

Check out the newest edition of the TDU newsletter: and find out about a diverse sample of what the kayaking community have been up to since the last issue, including expeditions, reviewing equipment, paddling for charity, college kayaking, instructing, sea kayaking and thoughts on a first Liffey Descent and new invasive species to name a few.

The articles in this edition:

  • A Note from the TDU Committee
  • 5 S**theads in Nepal – Niall O Broin
  • EPP Meeting in Slovenia – Kevin O’Callaghan
  • Ropes: a Few Things to Consider – Jon Mackey
  • Charity Paddle in Aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital – Paul Kirwan
  • Asian Clam Invasive Species – Kieran McKevitt
  • Freshers’ Trip to Castlebar – Richard Robinson
  • Open to New Experiences – Lena Doherty
  • Circumnavigation of Ireland’s Biggest Island; Achill – David Horkin
  • Talking is Not Teaching: Lessons from Short Stories – Dave O’Reilly
  • DUKC Freshers Trip to Bundoran – Billy Brazil
  • Best Practice for Sea Kayakers During a Helicopter Rescue – Leon Conway
  • My First Descent – Frank Murphy

Congratulations to Jon Mackey who won the draw for the prize this edition which was a FXr BA sponsored by Great Outdoors.

A huge thank you to all of the contributors in this edition: writers Niall O Broin, Kevin O’Callaghan, Jon Mackey, Paul Kirwan, Kieran McKevitt, Richard Robinson, Lena Doherty, David Horkin, Dave O’Reilly, Billy Brazil, Leon Conway, Frank Murphy, editor Laura Griffin and sponsor Great Outdoors.

The next newsletter will be published in the new year, keep the articles coming to! Merry Christmas and happy paddling in 2015 from all the committee.