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Teacher Celebrates After Rounding Ireland By Kayak

29th July 2015
Teacher Celebrates After Rounding Ireland By Kayak

#Kayaking - Wexford native Susan Honan is celebrating after kayaking 1,600km around the island of Ireland with her friend Sonja Ewen, as the Wexford People reports.

Honan is one of only a handful of women - including solo kayaker Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander - to complete the circumnavigation challenge around seven weeks after she and Ewen set off from Carne beach on 7 June.

Not all of the days in between were spent on the water, as poor weather forced them on land at Slyne Head, Arklow and the Blackwater.

But the duo made up for lost time with some epic 65km paddling days, all in aid of youth counselling service Headstrong, a cause close to the Dundalk-based teacher's heart.

Honan and Ewen aren't the only ones to complete the round-Ireland challenge in recent days, as Cork team Jon Hynes and Sean Cahill paddled into Kinsale to complete their own kayaking adventure after six weeks at sea.

Hynes and Cahill set off from Kinsale on 16 June, and according to they relied "solely on their own skills and equipment to cope in unpredictable Irish weather and windy conditions".

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