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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. During the summer 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. 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. 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. 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. The first woman from Northern Ireland to complete such a feat, Shooter landed at County Antrim…
Shooter Nears the Finish Line in Solo Kayak Challenge
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander is set for hero’s welcome this week as she becomes the first woman from Northern Ireland to circumnavigate the island of Ireland by kayak. The solo paddler is expected to reach the finish line at…
Medals for Irish Kayakers at Athens Special Olympics
The Irish team returned to a warm welcome last week after their success at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, winning an incredible total of 107 medals - 31 of them gold. The medal haul included a number…
Irish Kayakers to Debut at Special Olympics
Irish kayakers will make their debut at the Special Olympics World Games in Athens this summer. They will be part of a 126-strong team representing Ireland at the games, which was celebrated by new Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar at…
Search for Missing Kayaker Ends After Women's Body Recovered
The search for a missing female kayaker on the Irish sea has been called off after the body of a woman was found in the sea off the Lleyn peninsular this evening. The search from Lleyn to Morfa Nefyn, Fort…
Search Resumes After Missing Kayak Located
Early this morning a red Avocet kayak answering the description of the one used by missing female kayaker, Elizabeth Ashbee, a member of Shrewsbury Kayak Club, was found on the beach at Morfa Nefyn on the Lleyn peninsular. There is…
Irish Sea Kayaker Feared Dead
A kayaker is feared dead after disappearing in treacherous conditions off the coast of Anglesey on the far side of the Irish Sea. The 53-year-old mother-of-two was separated from four other canoeists between Rhosneigr and Rhoscolyn as they were battered by…
26 Days to Circumnavigate Ulster By Kayak
Twenty six days after leaving the calm waters of Lough Erne, local lass Elaine Alexander AKA 'Shooter' completes her toughest challenge to date – the circumnavigation of Ulster by Kayak. Shooter's expedition started in difficult weather conditions which gradually deteriorated.…
Elaine Trains for 1000 mile Kayak Round Ireland
Six months on from the Fermanagh floods local lass ‘Shooter’ aims to raise funds for flood stricken SHARE by paddling around Ulster and Ireland. Ulster Woman – Elaine Alexander (aka Shooter) starts training to tackle her toughest challenge to date.…

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