Junior Summer Kayak Camp 2014

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 Adult introductory kayaking courses 2014 **Special offer of 3 for the price of 2**

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General News

Junior Liffey Descent 2014
Junior Liffey Descent 2014

Saturday 6th September 2014 starting at 12 pm at Salmon Leap Canoe Club, Leixlip Lake and finishing
at the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre, Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod

See main page for more details: Junior Liffey Descent 2014
Ballyhoura Outdoor Rec Course

Sluice works begin in Lucan
Phase one of works well underway at the sluice in Lucan. Temporary dam works almost complete to allow for repair of the 300 year old undermined sluice wall. Watch this space for more updates over the next two weeks as the sluice gets a make over.

Liffey Descent 2014 - Entries Open!
The International Liffey Descent Committee and Canoeing Ireland are pleased to announce that entry to this years International Liffey Descent is now open!

This years race will take place on Saturday, 4th October 2014, and for the first time ever entry will be available online!
For further information and to enter this years race, check out the entry page here.
Moville Sea Kayaking Race 2014
Just Kayak Canoe Club are hosting the Moville Sea Kayak Race 
in association with the Paddle4Sport league 
on the 2nd August 2014

It will be based out of Moville, Co. Donegal 
Cost adults: €5/Juniors: €3.
Any questions or queries, please contact:
Paddling around Ireland for Charity

Well done from canoeing Ireland  to John Bolton and Diane Cooper who are putting in 12 to 17 hour days as they kayak around Ireland to raise funds for Midlands hospice charities…

Capital Grant Funding & Sluice Works

Congratulations to all the clubs who successfully applied for grant aid under the DTTAS Capital Grant Programme 2014. 8 Clubs are due to benefit from the scheme - these are Athy Rowing & Canoe Club, Abbeyshrule Canoe Club, Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club, Limerick Kayak Club, Ribbontail Paddlers, Salmon Leap Canoe Club, Thomastown Paddlers and Wild Water Kayak Club. This is great news for the paddling community as a whole and we look forward to continuing to work together to improve paddling throughout Ireland! 

For a full list of the clubs and the breakdown of funding see the link below:

In other exciting news, development works on Sluice Weir, Lucan will kick off from the 7th July 2014, with the majority of construction work due to take place from 14 July - 25 July. We would ask paddlers to be aware of these works and to avoid Sluice during the time that works are taking place. 

Check the full press release here for further information.

Junior Paddlefest Ezine
Winner of Outsider Event of the Year 2013, Junior Paddlefest is back once again! This years event will be held on Septembers 19th - 21st, down in Rathdrum.

This year promises for more of the same great training that we've come to expect from Junior Paddlefest, with some new additions to the roster of clinics taking place! Check out the bulletin here concerning all that and some more details of this years event.

Make sure to like their Facebook page to stay up to date on all the comings and goings and you can find more information at www.juniorpaddlefest.weeblycom! Only 84 days to go!
An Taoiseach meets Paddlewest!
Congratulations to all those who took part in this weekends Paddlewest event!

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, dropped in on PaddleWest Canoe Festival at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar on Saturday, June 21st, to meet some of the participants accompanied by Mark Clinton, President of Canoeing Ireland. PaddleWest provides a great opportunity for young paddlers to experience the Olympic style paddle disciplines of Slalom and Sprint, as well as Canoe Polo and Open Canadian canoeing. This is the second annual PaddleWest to take place and is organised by GMIT staff members, Stephen Hannon and Kevin O'Callaghan, and Moy Canoe club members, Brendan and Kevin Forkan. Pictured (back row, L to R) with a group of participants: - An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny; President of Canoeing Ireland, Mark Clinton and event organiser, Stephen Hannon from GMIT Castlebar.

Canoeing Ireland Summer Ezine
The Summer edition of our Canoeing Ireland ezine can be found here.

If there's anything you'd like added into the next ezine, don't hesitate to drop us an e-mail at office@canoe.ie!