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The Roughty River flowing west towards Kilgarvan
#Kayaking - RTÉ News reports on the death of a woman in her 30s in a kayaking incident on the River Roughty near Kilgarvan in Co Kerry yesterday (Sunday 4 November). The Cork woman was one of a group that…
The amateur kayakers setting out from Wexford at dawn this morning
#Kayaking - Four friends are currently padding across St George’s Channel by kayak in an effort to turn the tide on suicide. According to Independent.ie, the group comprising hotelier Liam Griffin and Defence Force members Stephan Happe, Araon Kearney and…
Young Kayakers Set For Tomorrow’s Junior Liffey Descent
#Kayaking - The Irish Times has a preview of Ireland’s largest junior kayaking race — and one of the biggest events in some time for Canoeing Ireland — which takes place on the River Liffey tomorrow (Saturday 19 May). The…
Round-Ireland Kayaker Has Sights Set On Biggest Goal Yet
#Kayaking - A German woman who circumnavigated Ireland by kayak in 2016 is taking the story of her remarkable global padding adventures on tour across Europe, as the Irish Examiner reports. Freya Hoffmeister recently returned to Ireland to give talks…
Action from the World Surf Kayaking Championships in Portrush this past week
#SurfKayaking - Ireland’s Jamie O’Brien placed first in the Junior IC class at the World Surf Kayaking Championships this past week on the Causeway Coast. O’Brien also scored with a third in the Junior HP final ahead of fourth-placed Meabh…
Irish Paddlers Step Up Their Game Ahead Of Surf Kayaking Worlds In Portrush
#SurfKayaking - Glenties man Kieran McDyre won’t have too far to travel for the World Surf Kayaking Championships taking place in Portrush later this month. This will be Dyre’s second time competing for Ireland at the event, according to the…
Dispute Over Kayaking School In East Belfast
#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
#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 - 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 - 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…
Colin Wong (left) with his Kayak4Kuwait teammates
#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…
Ger Harrington, Peter Brewitt and James Lynch paddle on the Shannon
#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 - 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…
#Kayaking - The film of kayaking duo Jon Hynes and Sean Cahill's 38-day round-Ireland adventure last summer has been nominated for an Outsider Magazine award. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 45-minute documentary Sea Kayak Around Ireland tells the story…
#StormDesmond - With many parts of the country still recovering from the effects of Storm Desmond earlier this month – and Galway in particular facing a €12 million clean-up bill – it might be surprising to learn that some people…
Sea Kayak Around Ireland is 45–minute documentary that tells the story of two Irish Sea Kayakers who take on their dream journey of circumnavigating their country. Jon Hynes and Sean Cahill's fabulous documentary produced with support from CH Marine, went…

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