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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, 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…
Exhaustion Takes Toll On German Kayaker Off Cornwall
#Kayaking - Just days after embarking on an ambitious kayaking expedition from Kinsale to Germany, pizza oven company boss Hendrik Lepel was picked up by the RNLI after calling for help off Cornwall. Padstow's volunteer lifeboat launched around 12am in…
Pizza Oven Boss Kayaking From Kinsale To Germany To Meet Tall Ships
#Kayaking - A German entrepreneur living in Cork is making his way home to meet the Tall Ships festival in an unique manner, as the Irish Examiner reports. While Belfast Lough prepares to welcome the start of the Tall Ships…
Manx Kayakers Abandon Irish Circumnavigation As Weather Fails To Improve
#Kayaking - Manx kayakers Keirron Tastagh and George Shaw have been forced to abandon their attempt at setting a new round-Ireland sea kayaking record. As IOM Today reports, strong headwinds slowed their clockwise progress around the coast from Strangford Lough,…
Isle Of Man Duo Aim To Break Round-Ireland Kayaking Record
#Kayaking - A duo of paddlers from the Isle of Man are getting ready to set a new round-Ireland sea kayaking record. As BBC News reports, Keirron Tastagh and George Shaw aim to cover as many as 50 nautical miles…
Cork Listed Among 'Best Cities For Kayaking'
#Kayaking - Urban kayaking is all the rage these days, with Dublin Bay a particularly popular destination for locals and visiting paddlers alike. But Ireland's second city – once known as the 'Venice of Ireland' – is ready to stake…
'Ireland's Toughest Race' Brings Elite Athletes To Donegal
#Kayaking - It's been two years since David Burns and Maghnus Collins completed their epic 16,000-mile, 292-day Silk Roads to Shanghai adventure by foot, bike, raft and kayak. They became in the process the first people to navigate Asia's longest…
Dublin Kayaking Gets The Failte Ireland 'Living Bay' Tourism Video Treatment
#kayakireland – One of the country's kayaking operations, appears in a new Failte Ireland 'Living Bay' tourism initiative for the capital's waters. The youtube video captures the magic of interacting with marine wildlife on Dublin Bay. There are a wide…
Lough Hyne Kayaking Features On TV Down Under
#Kayaking - Jim Kennedy is already reknowned in these islands as a former kayaking champion and long-time paddling guide – but now he's a TV star in Australia to boot. As the Southern Star reports, the founder of Atlantic Sea Kayaking…
Dubliners Solve Riddle Of Ghost Kayak On Scottish River
#Kayaking - An abandoned kayak in the fast-flowing River Braan posed something of a mystery for Perthshire locals, and prompted fears of a lost kayaker. But as local paper The Courier reports, those concerns proved unfounded as two friends from…

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