Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

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 Balls.ie they relied "solely on their own skills and equipment to cope in unpredictable Irish weather and windy conditions".

Published in Kayaking
MacDara Conroy

About The Author

MacDara Conroy

Email The Author

MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating