Blueway 10k Challenge

Blueway 10K aims to take all the hassle out of paddling activity, allowing people quick and easy access to the water. This no nonsense workout will allow people to turn up in regular workout clothes, put on a buoyancy aid, grab a boat and paddle, and go for short intensive work out. The programme was based on a 12 ... More

Paddle4Sport Slalom Event – Ballyconnell

Last Friday evening four hard-core paddlers, packed up and set off on the 3 hour trek to the Share Centre with some beautiful snow showers, rain and blowing a gale. Catherine and I arrived, followed by Mary and Jonathan. A few beverages were had, (it would have been rude not to).  After last year’s success at the slalom ... More

Liffey Descent

This year a contingent of paddlers from CCKA set off to complete (not so much compete) our first ever Liffey Descent! The teams were: Alan Kennedy and Lydia Gault (CAPS) Catherine Scott and Marion O'Dornan Gareth Mahood and Donna (Pixie) McB (CAPS) Of the start line and 800m to Straffan weir, all 3 Canadians ... More

Summer Sea Kayaking Roundup

It’s been another busy summer of sea kayaking with CCKA members exploring far and wide. The mid week evening sea trips proved very popular and there were also a number of weekend trips to Donegal. The sea kayaking season usually runs from Apr to Sep but continues in a reduced format over the winter. Steve Smith heads ... More

May Weekend Trip – Lough Erne

This year saw around 22 members of CCKA turn up for the annual away trip to the Share Holiday Village over the May bank holiday weekend. The Share Centre was a great venue as it offered both chalet and camping options for members. As well as easy access to Lough Erne, it also had numerous other activities available. The ... More

Open Canoe Festival – France

CCKA members, Marion, Alan & Catherine attended the 26th Open Canoe Festival in Drome, France. Catherine tells us of their exploits. On 30th March we set off for Dublin airport and our onward trip to Lyon airport. Following delays consisting of headwinds and faults with aircraft, we eventually landed in Lyon for a ... More

Roe River Clean Up

Members of CCKA took to the Roe on a windy March morning to continue the ongoing battle against litter. The clean up has become an annual event in the club calendar. The members met up at Swans Bridge for the usual photos before splitting into 2 groups. One group would clean from Swans Bridge led by John Vance and the ... More

Father and Son Team 3rd on Liffey Descent

The Liffey Descent started in 1959 as a marathon canoe race on the river Liffey that was destined to become one of the most famous and exciting canoeing events. Over the years its reputation has grown and attracted paddlers from all over the world to experience both the event itself and the unique atmosphere of ... More

Sea Kayaking in Greece

John researched a local company to hire the kayak but decided not to hire a guide. John and Sally would be self sufficient for the week. John commented “ We had spent quite some time sorting through Mr Google trying to find a kayak hire business in Greece that would let us hire boats for a self guided trip.  Know... More

Hamish Around Ireland

CCKA club member, Hamish Wilkinson (19) has become the youngest ever kayaker to paddle around the island of Ireland. The 19-year-old, who is currently on a gap year, completed his expedition in Aug 2014. Paddling over 1200 miles, Hamish set off from Portrush on June 28. If you are inspired by his adventure, ... More