Winter Paddling – With the darker evenings all paddling is now at weekends only due to shorter daylight hours. This Sunday’s Paddle on the 12th of November was to Clonmel Slalom course. The trip included an introduction to river running for level 2’s looking to progress.

Pool Sessions – Pool sessions to improve level 2 paddlers continue with Balto Canoeing club in Athy on Sundays evenings. It’s a great opportunity for younger paddlers to practice their roll.

Crayfish – There have been a number of outbreaks of crayfish plagues this summer, and this is a disease that kills Irish crayfish. We are advising kayakers to follow these instructions if paddling the following rivers; the River Barrow, the River Suir and the River Deel. If these are your local rivers, please follow these guidelines before travelling to other water courses. Following each trip, all paddle sports equipment should be routinely inspected, disinfected and thoroughly dried out. Drain water from watercraft and inspect inside and out and all other gear. Remove and safely dispose of all attached plant and animal material, mud or debris. Full details are in the club house and on our Facebook page.

Interested in Paddling? We are founded and based in Durrow and have a huge commitment to encouraging our youth to participate. Follow us on Facebook under Laois Kayak and Canoe Club or on our website at online.