Come Paddling with Canoeing Ireland

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre is offering a variety of paddling opportunities for individuals, families and groups

What we offer

At Canoeing Ireland Training Centre we offer the opportunity to experience paddle sport in a safe and fun environment. Our aim is to promote the sport of canoeing and our taster sessions include an introduction to the sport covering level 1 skills as set out by the Canoeing Ireland Award Scheme.

See Level 1 Skills here

Adults Come Paddling –Wednesday Evenings

Session content: These sessions are aimed at adults who are at minimum Level 1 skills standard and wish to gain more experience under supervision. Training Centre will run guided sessions supplying boats and all necessary gear. Sessions could include Blueway 10 K programme, Liffey Descent training, Bridge to Bridge paddles (between West Link and Metal Bridges) or just simply trips up and down the Liffey. Participants will be encouraged to choose their own goals

Flat water-based sessions based at the Centre with ratios 6:1 or 8:1 ratio depending on instructor

Minimum skill requirement: L1 skills
Minimum number is 4 participants – maximum 8.

Options:
Pre booked through Clearbookings for either single or multiple sessions Participants must book at least 48hrs before the session

Group Booking directly through Canoeing Ireland. Contact Centre Manager

Cost: Pre- booked €30 per session Drop- in: €35 .
4 sessions €120

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Family Paddling – Thursday Evenings

For adults with their children using the “Come Paddling” programme. Must be at least 1 adult and child per booking.

Flat water-based sessions based at the Centre with ratios 6:1 or 8:1 ratio depending on instructor

Session content: Basic boat handling and paddle skills training, Games, Good to Go Modules. Strong emphasis on fun and participation. Could be adapted to extending to a training course where the participants are aiming to achieve their L2 skills so they can go on any join a club

Minimum number is 4 participants – maximum 12.

Options: Drop in sessions
Pre booked through Clearbookings for either single or multiple sessions Participants must book at least 48hrs before the session

Cost: Adult €30. Child €20. Family (2 adults & 2 children) €90

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Group Come Paddling

Our group packages are designed primarily for:

  • Staff outings
  • Corporate groups
  • Groups of Friends

Session package can be designed from a number of different options. This is best done in consultation with Instructor

Session Duration

  • 2.5 hours

Cost : €35 per person (Adult Rate)

Minimum of 4 adults or 6 Children or a mix of the two that amount to €180

To book please contact Training Centre directly: email trainingcentre@canoe.ie

1 Day Kayak Course

The single day course follows the Canoeing Ireland level 1 syllabus, giving a basic introduction to boat control and movement in a safe environment. This is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the very basics without committing to a longer course. All equipment can be provided and courses run from our purpose built Training Centre.

Course Duration: 5 Hours

Cost: €75 per person based on a minimum of 4 participants

To book call the office for availability on +353 (1) 6251105 or email trainingcentre@canoe.ie

General

Types of craft

  • Kayaks (single person operated)
  • Sit-On-Top Kayaks (Single person operated)
  • Open Boats (Dual or more person operated)
  • Sea-Kayak (single person operated designed mainly for use in the sea Adults Only)

General

Location

  • Canoeing Ireland Training Centre – Based on Strawberry Beds Lucan, Dublin

Type of water

  • Flat water
  • Moving water with rapids and slides
  • Sea trip