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Deceased Named In Wicklow Kayaking Tragedy
#Kayaking - The Irish Mirror reports on tributes pouring in for the kayaker who died on the River Inchavore in Wicklow last Thursday evening (13 November). Twenty-one-year-old Shane Murphy from Baldoyle in North Dublin was an experienced kayaker, whose death…
Kayaker Dies On Swollen Wicklow River
#Kayaking - The Irish Times reports that a man has died after being swept away while kayaking on the River Inchavore near Lough Dan in Co Wicklow. The man, who has yet been unnamed, was out on the popular kayaking…
New Kayak & Canoe Trail Planned For West Cork
#Kayaking - West Cork is getting a new kayaking and canoeing trail to encourage adventure tourism in the region, as the Irish Examiner reports. The new paddling trail will run between Skibbereen and Baltimore along the River Ilen and will…
Laois Teen Makes Freestyle Kayaking Team For Euros
#Kayaking - Laois teenager Calvin O'Brien is one of the latest to qualify for the junior men's freestyle kayaking team headed to the European Championships in Slovakia this September. As the Leinster Express reports, the 17-year-old claimed his spot by…
City Kayaking Announces Limited '€5 For Youth Groups' Offer
#Kayaking - Dublin-based urban kayaking operator City Kayaking has announced it has secured funding to help subsidise kayaking excursions for youth groups in the capital. The company is now running a limited '€5 Kayaking for Youth Groups' offer to get…
Kayak The Liffey By Night Starting This Month
#Kayaking - Dublin-based urban kayaking operator City Kayaking is planning to start night-time padding trips of the River Liffey this month - in plenty of time for Hallowe'en! The company's Facebook page has images from a test run last week,…
Irish Kayak Couple Honoured with Mexico's Ohtli Award
#kayak – Jim and Maria Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking have been honoured by the Mexican government with the highest award that can be bestowed on a non Mexican, The Ohtli Award. This special honour is awarded by the Mexican…
Portrush Hosts British Open In Surf Kayaking
#SurfKayaking - This weekend 14-15 September sees Portrush in Co Antrim host the Northern Ireland & British Open championships in waveski and surf kayak, and the Coleraine Times has the lowdown on what to expect. It's fitting that the contest,…
Urban Kayaking Could 'Inject Colour And Life Into The Liffey'
#Kayaking - Kayaking in the capital will bring the Liffey "back to life", according to one enterprising watersport fan. The Irish Independent reports on City Kayaking, a business operated from the IFSC in Dublin's Docklands by Donnchadh MacCobb, who's hoping…
Derry-Born Surf Kayak World Champ Gets Congrats From Home
#Kayaking - Derry Mayor Martin Reilly offered his congratulations to native son Jake King on taking the surf kayak world title in Australia earlier this month. As the Derry Journal reports, 18-year-old King was crowned champion after topping three other…
New Zealander Checks In From Round Ireland Sea Kayaking Challenge
#Kayaking - Red Bull recently caught up with sea kayaking adventurer Justine Curgenven, who is currently over a month and more than half way into her 1,000-mile circumnavigation of Ireland. Unlike Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander's epic solo voyage two years ago,…
Inishowen Sea Kayak Symposium This Weekend
#SeaKayaking - The East Inishowen Sea Kayak Symposium takes place this weekend from 26-28 April. Hosted by Just Kayak at the shorefront in Moville, Co Donegal, the weekend costs €130 for all coaching and guides, plus two nights self-catering bed…
Kayak Challenge in Dublin City for RNLI Lifeboat Charity
Dublin City Kayaking Challenge in aid of the RNLI #kayak – The first ever 5km kayaking challenge in Dublin's City Centre will take place on Sunday 28th April in aid of the RNLI. Competitors will start at the Jeannie Johnson…
Sea Kayak Race on Bangor Bay Announced by Ballyholme Yacht Club
#kayak – Bangor town is steeped in maritime history and the local yacht club at Ballyholme Yacht Club hope this 'invasion' of kayaks will add a bit of colour to the annual festivities. What's it all About? Come along and…
Sligo Kayak Training Courses For Anyone New To Canoes
#Kayaking - Beginners are more than welcome to the Sligo Kayak Club as it prepares to host a series of training courses for anyone new to canoes this spring and summer, according to the Leitrim Observer. This Level 2 training…
Top NI Surf Kayaker Set To Cross Irish Sea
#SeaKayaking - A Portrush teen is preparing to cross the Irish Sea by kayak for charity this summer. Top surf kayaker Andy McClelland aims to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society, Kidney Research and the Regional Respiratory Centre with his…

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