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kayaking in ireland

hi. where can i find info about kayaking in ireland? white water or sea kayaking. would like to also combine with a bit of history and culture.
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Old 24.01.2008, 14:15
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Re: kayaking in ireland

Hi,
the ireland tourist board website has some information on it


http://www.discoverireland.ie/southw...adventure.aspx

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Re: kayaking in ireland

Should our members answer the questions of the chronically lazy?
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that is not fair there might be some people with insider tips. i thought we have joined this forum to help each other. geezz give me a break
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Old 24.01.2008, 14:47
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Re: kayaking in ireland

What a fantastic idea! I miss kayaking and canoeing, both were some of my favorite past times in my former life where I still had fun.

My boredom here has quenched any creativity that I once had, so I, for one, am glad that you were too lazy to research as I will -without apologies-consider this for a summer get-away.

Do share any additional cool information you find!
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Old 24.01.2008, 14:50
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Re: kayaking in ireland

I'm considering a trip on the Shannon this Summer; in a longboat, though

Anyone have direct experiences / tips etc?
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Re: kayaking in ireland

if anyone is interested in kayaking in ch, would love to meet up with you. i have joined the kanu club zürich which are a bunch of great people. i will be on the lake and on the rivers big time this summer
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if anyone is interested in kayaking in ch, would love to meet up with you. i have joined the kanu club zürich which are a bunch of great people. i will be on the lake and on the rivers big time this summer
Cool - we love to kayak too. I built two pygmies (still need to sand them a bit and then finish them) and we tried them out on the lake of Zurich.



We also love to go on sea kayaking tours, have been to B.C. to kayak with Orcas and to Baja to kayak with blue whales.

As soon as it is warmer we would love to go kayaking - though the lake of Zurich is too busy with boat traffic on weekends. Greifensee or other lakes where motor boats are not allowed are much better. We also have two tandem wilderness System Tarpons (sit on tops) for warmer days in case anyone wants to come along.
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Re: kayaking in ireland

How does a Canoe Club work here? We live in Zug, so would it make more sense to join locally?

I am from Minnesota, which is home to thousands of lakes and rivers. Many of them are associated with a state park where one could rent a canoe at a certain point on the river, spend between 3-6 hours canoeing and then get picked up at another point on the river. I always preferred river canoeing because of the speed element.

Oftentimes when we travel (or should I say whenever the opportunity presents), we find a place to rent a kayak or canoe and explore the area via water.

How does this work in Switzerland? My hubby-Swiss- said he looked online and does not really think there are canoe/kayak rentals here.
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Re: kayaking in ireland

Wow! You built them???!!! That is incredibly cool. Nice work!


[quote=Stephanwolf;162054]Cool - we love to kayak too. I built two pygmies (still need to sand them a bit and then finish them) and we tried them out on the lake of Zurich.
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Wow! You built them???!!! That is incredibly cool. Nice work!
Thank you - it was a very rewarding process. Check out pygmy boats. The amazing thing that they are very sturdy and weigh next to nothing, so you can easily pick them up despite their length.

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Re: kayaking in ireland

Check out the following sites:

www.canoe.ie (Irish Canoe Union)
www.oec.ie (Outdoor Adventure Centres)

There are many rivers in Ireland many of them suitable for kayaking. If there is one thing we get a lot of it is rain and this makes many of the rivers pretty good. You can get some nice passages of Grade 3-4 water if you know where to go, and generally the risks are not as severe as they can be in other places.

The river Suir in the south-east has some fun sections, you can do full day paddles there.

The OEC's are a good place to check out they will be able to give you advice on places to go and probably even provide you with a guide. I'm not sure if they will rent you boats to take away on river trips if you don't take one of their instructors with you though. There are strict safety guidelines in place for all activity centres in Ireland at the moment.
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