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Irish Rugby Star Tommy Bowe to Meet Up With Kayak Challengers
#KAYAKING - Monaghan's Tommy Bowe will be in Carrick-on-Shannon this Wednesday 2 May to cheer on the hardy souls taking part in his fundraising kayaking challenge, as the Leitrim Oberver reports. The Irish rugby international will meet 12 of his…
Irish Adventurers On The Silk Roads to Shanghai in Aid of Charity
#KAYAKING - Two intrepid Irish adventurers are crossing Asia on the first leg of their 16,000 trek along the Silk Roads to Shanghai, The Irish Times reports. Limerick's Maghnus Smyth and David Burns from Derry will be making their way…
Father-Son Duo in Charity Paddle from Dublin to Donegal
#KAYAKING - A father-and-son duo from north Co Dublin will shortly embark on an epic kayak paddle from Dublin to Donegal, the Fingal Independent reports. Dermot Higgins and his son Fionn, from Rush, will attempt to kayak from Dublin Port…
Gaelforce Looks Forward To Busy 2012
#KAYAKING - The Gaelforce adventure racing brand is looking forward to a busy 2012, as The Irish Times reports. Best known for its signature race Gaelforce West - combining trail running, hiking, cycling and kayaking over a 67.5km course and…
Duo Set for Sea Kayaking Challenge off Western Scotland
#SEA KAYAKING - Brit duo Andy Pearson and Paul A'bear will embark on a 500-mile sea kayaking voyage along Scotland's west coast this summer in aid of charity. Canoe & Kayak UK reports that the pair will set out from…
UL Take Title at Irish Kayaking Intervarsities
#KAYAKING - The University of Limerick were overall winners in the 2012 Irish Kayaking Intervarsities at GMIT Castlebar last weekend. As the Mayo Advertiser reports, some 500 students were on hand for the three days of competition, which kicked off…
Irish Kayaking Intervarsities This Weekend
#KAYAKING - The Galway Advertiser reports that the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) at Castlebar will host the Irish Kayaking Intervarsities this weekend from today 17 February. Eighteen colleges will compete in events on the Clydagh river and Lough Lannagh…
Catch the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail On TV This Sunday
#KAYAKING - Northern Ireland's new North Coast Sea Kayak Trail is set to feature on BBC TV this weekend, OutdoorNI reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking http://www.canoeni.com/canoe-trails/north-coast-sea-kayak-trail/ Earlier this month, Ellie Harrison from BBC's Countryfile programme paddled the trail with local guide Robin Ruddock…
Winter Kayaking on the Lakes of Killarney
Bookings are now available for kayaking trips on the lakes of Killarney over the winter months of 2011-2012. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ Kayaking on Lough Lein can be done all throughout the winter, the locale providing some great sheltered bays to paddle. Irish…
Welsh Kayaker Sets New Irish Sea Crossing Record
A Welshman has set a new record for the fastest crossing of the Irish Sea by kayak. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ According to Canoe & Kayak, last Saturday 2 October Anglesey man John Willacy crossed from Soldier's Point in Holyhead to Howth in…
Volunteers Needed for Paddlefest 2011
The Irish Canoe Union has put out a call for volunteers to assist in the running of this year's Paddlefest event in Co Wicklow. http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ Paddlefest 2011 will be taking place on 25 and 26 September at the Hidden Valley…
Shooter to Give Talk on Record-Setting Kayak Voyage Round Ireland
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander will be giving a public talk on her remarkable circumnavigation of Ireland by kayak in Co Fermanagh next month. http://afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ During the summer Afloat.ie tracked Shooter's progress as she battled against the elements to complete the round-Ireland…
Round Ireland in 24 Days: Inside Final Hours of Record-Breaking Kayak Journey
The August issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine takes an in-depth look into sea kayakers Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan's record breaking circumnavigation of Ireland. http://www.canoekayak.com/touring-kayak/the-54-hour-finish/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ The final 225 miles of the voyage were completed in an incredible three…
Sea Kayaking Symposium in Mayo this October
The Irish Sea Kayaking Association (ISKA) will host its annual symposium on 8-9 October 2011 in Mulranny, Co Mayo. http://afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ The activity-filled weekend at the Mulranny Park Hotel will include training workshops, peer paddles and talks by leading kayaking experts.…
Come-And-Try Kayak Day for Special Olympics Hopefuls
Canoeing Ireland's recent come-and-try kayak day for potential Special Olympians was a success all round, according to organisers. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ Hoping to emulate the success of kayakers at the recent Special Olympics Summer Games in Athens, newcomers at the Irish…
Shooter Completes Solo Circumnavigation of Ireland by Kayak
Well-wishers broke out the champagne to welcome home Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander as she completed her solo circumnavigation of Ireland by kayak yesterday. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/item/16168-shooter-nears-the-finish-line-in-solo-kayak-challenge/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ The first woman from Northern Ireland to complete such a feat, Shooter landed at County Antrim…

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