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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…
200 Chocolate Bars Fuel Kayaker's Round Ireland Adventure
#Kayaking - It started as a result of what he called a "midlife crisis" - but the end result for Kilkenny man Paul Alexander was completing a route all around the island of Ireland by kayak in just 62 days.…
Deceased Named In Wicklow Kayaking Tragedy
#Kayaking - The Irish Mirror reports on tributes pouring in for the kayaker who died on the River Inchavore in Wicklow last Thursday evening (13 November). Twenty-one-year-old Shane Murphy from Baldoyle in North Dublin was an experienced kayaker, whose death…
Kayaker Dies On Swollen Wicklow River
#Kayaking - The Irish Times reports that a man has died after being swept away while kayaking on the River Inchavore near Lough Dan in Co Wicklow. The man, who has yet been unnamed, was out on the popular kayaking…
New Kayak & Canoe Trail Planned For West Cork
#Kayaking - West Cork is getting a new kayaking and canoeing trail to encourage adventure tourism in the region, as the Irish Examiner reports. The new paddling trail will run between Skibbereen and Baltimore along the River Ilen and will…
Laois Teen Makes Freestyle Kayaking Team For Euros
#Kayaking - Laois teenager Calvin O'Brien is one of the latest to qualify for the junior men's freestyle kayaking team headed to the European Championships in Slovakia this September. As the Leinster Express reports, the 17-year-old claimed his spot by…
City Kayaking Announces Limited '€5 For Youth Groups' Offer
#Kayaking - Dublin-based urban kayaking operator City Kayaking has announced it has secured funding to help subsidise kayaking excursions for youth groups in the capital. The company is now running a limited '€5 Kayaking for Youth Groups' offer to get…

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