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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…
George’s Dock, adjacent to the IFSC in Dublin city centre
#GeorgesDock - Dublin City Council has issued a design tender for a white-water course as part of a redevelopment of George’s Dock in the city centre. According to The Architects’ Journal, the canoeing and kayaking course would be positioned around…
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…
Body Of Second Irishman Found After Ecuador Kayaking Incident
#Ecuador - The body of a Tralee man has been recovered after a kayaking incident in central Ecuador that claimed the life of a Sligoman at the weekend, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. According to The Irish Times, 26-year-old David…
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…
Wicklow Lifeboat In Search For Overdue Kayakers
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8.37pm last night (Monday 28 August) to search for an overdue kayak. The two kayakers on board were reported overdue to the Irish Coast Guard by a concerned relative after he lost…
Heatwave Sees Big Jump In Coastguard Callouts Nationwide
#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 - 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 - 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…
Try Sailing, Kayaking Or Paddleboarding At INSS Open Day This Month
#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
#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
#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…

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