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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…
This summer veteran kayakers Jon Hynes and Sean Cahill decided to challenge themselves with the ultimate Irish adventure. As Afloat.ie reported at the time the plucky pair committed to kayak 1500km around the entire island of Ireland. All the while…
#Kayaking - Update: Police have now identified the deceased kayaker as Morgan Savage, 40, from Dublin, according to TheJournal.ie. A possible 'Irish accent' is the only clue to the identity of a kayaker whose body was found on the Isle…
#LiffeyDescent - The Irish Mirror has posted footage of a daring rescue of two kayakers stranded after their tandem canoe crashed into a bridge support during the recent Liffey Descent. The incident occurred at Leixlip bridge on the Dublin/Kildare border…
Portrush To Host Surf Kayaking Worlds In 2017
#SurfKayaking - The Causeway Coast will host the 2017 Surf Kayaking Worlds, as the Coleraine Times reports. Top-flight surf kayakers from as far away as Australia will converge on Portrush – which hosted the sport's British Open in 2013 –…
Bantry Bay Port Launches 'Bantry Blueway' for Paddling Adventures
#bantryblueway – Munster's first ever Blueway has been launched in Bantry today. The Bantry Blueway will take paddlers on a 2km, 6km or 9km water trail in the picturesque Bantry Harbour in West Cork and encompasses up to seven different…
Kayaker Sets The Standard For The 'Shannon Sprint'
#Kayaking - Kayak instructor David Horkan writes on his blog about setting the benchmark for the 'Shannon Sprint' -- paddling as fast as possible from start to finish on Ireland's longest river. With no precedent for any such speed-run along…
Kayaking Medals For Ireland At Special Olympics World Games In LA
#Kayaking - Two medals and a ribbon were awarded to Irish kayakers at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles yesterday. As the Herald reports, Nuala Browne from Tyrone and Rita Quirke from Kildare took silver and bronze respectively…
Round-Ireland Solo Record Breaker Talks Experiences In The Water
#Kayaking - Twenty-three days is the new record for solo kayaking around the island of Ireland, set by Waterford man Mick O'Meara earlier this month. It's probably the biggest of a series of round-Ireland feats completed this summer – with…
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…
Inquest Hears Kayaker Died While Paddling Fast Flowing Rapids
#Kayaking - A young Baldoyle man who lost his life in a kayaking tragedy in Wicklow last year had been paddling in fast flowing rapids, an inquest into his death has heard. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, 21-year-old Shane Murphy,…
New Round-Ireland Kayaking Record In The Offing
#Kayaking - It hasn't been the best summer for long-distance kayaking in Ireland, what with Manx duo Keirron Tastagh and George Shaw being forced to abandon their round-Ireland effort three weeks ago. And that's not to mention exhaustion getting the…

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