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David McClure became Irelands first-ever European Champion in Freestyle in the K1 Men division
Kayaking in Ireland has had two new pages added to its history books, with the first medals ever being won in the discipline and Ireland's first-ever European Champion being crowned. At the recent Championships, held on the 2024 Olympic course…
The Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat crew members under Coxswain Mark John Gannon after they arrived back, to the Courtmacsherry Pontoon. Left to Right. Mark John Gannon, Ciaran Hurley, Kevin Young, Evin O Sullivan, Donal Young and Stuart Russell. (Ken Cashman missing from picture)
The Courtmacsherry All-Weather Trent Class RNLI Lifeboat was called out on Friday evening at 5.45 pm, to go to the immediate aid of a lone Kayaker that was spotted in trouble off the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork.…
File image of kayak paddles hovering over water
Residents of a Limerick suburb on the banks of the River Shannon say they were not consulted about plans for a new kayaking facility in a local park. As the Limerick Leader reports, locals close to Shannon Fields have hit…
Declan Reid went missing after capsizing while kayaking in Athy, Co Kildare on Sunday 28 February
RTÉ News and TheJournal.ie report that a body was recovered yesterday, Saturday 6 March, in the search for a kayaker missing on the River Barrow in Athy since last weekend. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Declan Reid (34) and his…
Declan Reid has been missing since Sunday
Emergency services resumed searching today (Tuesday 2 March) for a man who went missing after his kayak capsized on the River Barrow at the weekend. According to RTÉ News, 34-year-old Declan Reid had been kayaking with his young son when…
Jon Simmons paddling the Liffey for his 7x7 challenge
Canoeing Ireland’s national talent development coach has completed seven kayaking marathons in just seven days in a charity fundraiser, as RTÉ News reports. Jon Simmons, who is also head junior club coach at Salmon Leap Canoe Club in Leixlip, took…
Artist’s impression of the white-water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock
Coats for the controversial white-water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock have risen to €25 million as Dublin City Council seeks expressions of interest in the contract. RTÉ News reports on the latest figures release by the council which show…
Artist’s impression of the white water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock
The white-water rafting course proposed for Dublin city centre is still on the agenda — though the tender for its construction has been pushed back to next year. According to TheJournal.ie, it’s emerged that “challenges” arising from the coronavirus pandemic…
Sligo-based Galway-born GP Katie McAnena, a five-times national women's windsurfing champion, setting a new women's record at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, last January
If there is an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good, it is the numbers taking to the sea and inland waterways during Covid-19. As The Sunday Times reports today, this season has been the busiest ever for outdoor pursuit…
The two kayakers were found after dark in the Bristol Channel by Minehead RNLI and HM Coastguard
Kayakers have been urged to always carry some means of attracting attention in an emergency, such as flares or a torch. The call from the RNLI came after an incident off Somerset in the UK last month in which two…
Canoeists & Kayakers Encouraged To Review Code Of Practice
Canoeists, kayakers and relevant organisations are encouraged to review the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft, following a recent report into the death of a kayaker on Lough Gill. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the lone…
Artist’s impression of the white water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock
The Government has refused a grant application from Dublin City Council that would have funded its plans for a white water rafting course in the city centre to the tune of €6.6 million, as TheJournal.ie reports. Councillors who voted last…
A new initiative at Ballyholme wants to give a voice to Stann Up Paddleboarders and other watersports at the club
Ballyholme Yacht Club is planning to form a Sub Committee to ensure members who are interested in Standup Paddleboarding, Sea Swimming, Kayaking and Windsurfing have a voice. Before the Lockdown the club had plans in place for a new Social…
Kevin O’Sullivan covering the last few metres of his round Ireland solo circumnavigation
Sea swimmer and experienced kayaker Kevin O’Sullivan has presented Skerries RNLI with a donation of €1,200 from monies raised while kayaking solo around the island of Ireland. Kevin’s three-year venture started in 2016 and was spurred by his love of…
Kayaker Jim Kennedy
Afloat's Lorna Siggins will interview kayaker Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking as  part of an online celebration of Cork Harbour starting tomorrow. Although the physical Cork Harbour Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, organisers Meitheal Mara are featuring an…
Emergency teams at Killyleagh in Co Down responding to the kayaking incident in Strangford Lough
Portaferry’s coastguard rescue team was paged yesterday morning (Saturday 7 March) to a report of multiple kayakers capsized in the water off Killyleagh on Strangford Lough. Portaferry RNLI were also tasked to the incident, recovering four individuals from the water…

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