Junior Liffey Descent Results now up

Thank you to Matthew McCauley and Harry Leddy who helped to clean up the grounds of the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre after the Junior Liffey Descent. They worked really hard and we in the office were very grateful for their help.

Check out the results for the 2018 Junior Liffey Descent results. To access the results, go to Junior Liffey Descent Results for more details. They are loaded in PDF and text for ease of use.

Thanks all for an excellent event.

Junior Paddlefest presents Junior Liffey Descent 2018

Dear Paddler,

Welcome to the 2018 Junior Liffey Descent sponsored by Junior Paddlfest, we have attached the race brief.
Please read the pack carefully as it contains all the information you will need for the race.
The information will be on and a link on Facebook. Please like and share.

Bib collection is on Saturday in Salmon Leap Canoe club from 10:00-11:00.
Race finishes at the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre.
Finishing Ceremony will be between 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

Read your race brief carefully as the race starts at 12:00.
Although the weather looks good at the moment, there will be a good release on the Liffey so dress appropriately and check the weather forecast.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you,

Liffey Descent Committee,
Canoeing Ireland.
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National K1 and K2 Marathon Championships 2017







Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Salmon Leap Canoe Club

Saturday 22nd July, Day 1 K1

Men’s Div.1 & 2   20k (5 laps)

Boy’s U18 / Div.3 / Women’s / Veterans’   16k (4 laps)

Div.4 / Girl’s U18   12k (3 laps)

Boy’s/Girl’s U15 (Div.5)   8k (2 laps)


Sunday 23rd July, Day 2 K2

Men’s Div.1 & 2   20k (5 laps)

Boy’s U18 / Div.3 / Women’s / Veterans’   16k (4 laps)

Div.4 / Girl’s U18   12k (3 laps)

Boy’s/Girl’s U15 (Div.5)   8k (2 laps)


20km   3 portages      16km   2 portage

12km   1 Portage      8km   No Portage

 Last entries 11:30           First Start 12:00 Sharp

Fees:          Seniors: €10 per seat   Juniors: € 5 per seat

  • CI/CANI/BCU membership cards must be presented when entering. You can find your CI Membership card on your online profile on the Canoeing Ireland database. ( If you have never logged on before. Go to, Click on member logon, enter email address given to CI, Click reset password and follow prompts. Above personal on your profile is your membership card in PDF form.)
  • Neither the organisers nor the CI accept responsibility for any damage or loss.
  • CI Safety Rules Apply.
  • If you wish to volunteer to help out at race please contact Aisa Cooper at or 0866051787

Irish Crews invade the land of Shaka Zulu – Extreme Canoe Marathon.

The 16th February 2017 saw the start of the legendary DUSI Canoe Marathon, which took place over three days and 125km of river and bush portages through the magnificent Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu Natal Provence, South Africa. The idea of racing down the uMsundusi and uMngeni Rivers was born during World War II when Dr. Ian Player, sitting with friends around an army campfire in Italy, proposed the idea of travelling by kayak from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. After an initial expedition was abandoned halfway in 1950, eight paddlers set off from Alexandra Park on 22 December 1951. Six days, 8 hours and 15 minute later, Dr. Player was the only paddler to finish, having survived two days of low rivers, a flash flood and a bite from a night adder. Ref: This unique race has taken place every year since and is now the subject to a movie ‘Beyond the River’, to be released in April 2017.

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