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Heatwave Sees Big Jump In Coastguard Callouts Nationwide
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has reported a “surge” of calls with a whopping 76 incidents nationwide over the last five days alone, according to The Irish Times. Average temperatures in the mid 20s have brought more people to…
Red Bay RNLI's volunteer crew recover the stranded kayakers onto the inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI rescued two kayakers yesterday afternoon (Saturday 17 June) after their vessel capsized near Waterfoot in Co Antrim. The alarm was raised at 3.33pm when a member of the public heard…
Dispute Over Kayaking School In East Belfast
Kayaking
#Kayaking - A Northern Irish businessman has spoken out over what he claims is lack of support from the Alliance Party for an indoor kayaking facility in East Belfast. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, jewellery retail entrepreneur Peter Boyle says…
Action from yesterday’s Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race
Kayaking
#SeaKayaking - Belfast Lough escaped the rain as the fifth Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race was held in great conditions yesterday afternoon (Saturday 27 May). Organised by Jackie Patton of Ballyholme Yacht Club and members of Belfast Kayak Club, and…
Causeway Coast Hosts Surf Kayaking Worlds This October
Kayaking
#Kayaking - Portrush in Co Antrim will welcome 150 competitors from around the globe for the 2017 World Surf Kayaking Championships later this year. As BelfastLife reports, the event will take over Portrush’s East Strand on the Causeway Coast from…
Caoimhe Connor set out from Newcastle in Co Down on Tuesday, aiming to round Ireland in 40 days
Kayaking
#Kayaking - West Belfast woman Caoimhe Connor is currently five days into her round-Ireland kayaking challenge. As The Irish News reports, Caoimhe will be supported by friends and coastal communities around the island of Ireland as she raises funds for…
Try Sailing, Kayaking Or Paddleboarding At INSS Open Day This Month
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Sunday 14 May is the date for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s 2017 Open Day — where anyone can try sailing, kayaking or paddleboarding at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for only €10. All ages are welcome on…
Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat Saxon
RNLI Lifeboats
#Hoax - The UK coastguard has decried an “elaborate hoax” after lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter were launched after several calls from someone claiming to be a kayaker in difficulty off the Co Down coast. As BBC News reports, lifeboats from Bangor and…
Lough Ree RNLI launched to the incident on Saturday afternoon 4 March
News Update
#LoughRee - RTÉ News reports that a man has died after an incident while kayaking on Lough Ree yesterday afternoon (Saturday 4 March). Coastguard and RNLI teams recovered the casualty, believed to be an experienced water sportsman, after he went…
Youghal RNLI recovers the kayaker from the sea a mile off Redbarn beach in East Cork
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Youghal RNLI has rescued a man who was found clinging to his kayak yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19 February) after he was in the sea for up to 45 minutes. The volunteer crew was requested to launch their inshore…
Bantry Bay Canoes offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of kayaks and equipment available in the country
Marine Trade
Leading Irish Marine Firm CH Marine has taken over the interests of Bantry Bay Canoes, one of Ireland’s largest and best known canoe and kayak suppliers. This Bandon-based company was previously owned by the major UK canoe and kayak chain…
Colin Wong (left) with his Kayak4Kuwait teammates
Kayaking
#Kayaking - A Cork man is in the midst of an epic kayaking expedition along the Persian Gulf to raise awareness of the region’s marine environment, as the Evening Echo reports. Colin Wong from Bishopstown is close to Abu Dhabi…
Newcastle RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI was requested by Belfast Coastgaurd to launch to the aid of what was believed to be a dinghy in trouble a half-mile south of Newcastle Harbour on Saturday afternoon (31 December). However, when the inshore lifeboat…
The lone kayaker spotted by a concerned onlooker off Howth on Wednesday morning 28 September
Rescue
#Rescue - Howth’s coastguard and lifeboat teams launched to the rescue of a lone kayaker off the North Dublin headland yesterday morning (Wednesday 28 September). After a concerned onlooker called 999 when spotting that the kayaker was on the water…
Ger Harrington, Peter Brewitt and James Lynch paddle on the Shannon
Kayaking
#Kayaking - A trio of intrepid kayakers have reached Carrick-on-Shannon this afternoon (Thursday 16 June) on the second day of their long-distance charity paddle along length of the Shannon from Lough Erne to Killaloe. Ger Harrington, Peter Brewitt and James…
Mike Alexander with kayaking novice Alan Creedon after reaching Dun Laoghaire from Holyhead in a gruelling 22-hour paddle across the Irish Sea
Kayaking
#Kayaking - Despite only learning how to swim last year, Manchester man Alan Creedon took up the challenge of paddling across the Irish Sea in honour of his late sister. And this week he achieved just that, when he and…

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