Learn to Kayak in KIlkenny

Have you ever wanted to try out or learn to kayak?

Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club are running two ‘Learn to Kayak’ weekend. These are non commercial / not for profit costing less than half cost of most places to try make them as inclusive as possible.

Below is from their website www.kacc.ie

Learn to kayak

During our  two day course we will bring you from never having sat in a kayak before to being able to paddle a safely and competently on flat water without being led. Our professional instructors foster a fun, friendly and inclusive environment to give you the best learning experience possible. We use the latest equipment and teaching techniques to fast track your pathway into paddle sports.

On completion of your ‘Learn to Kayak’ course you will have gained the skills in line with Canoeing Ireland level two kayak skills. Your course fee also includes free membership of Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club for the remainder of the year and use of KACC equipment and facilities at no extra charge.

We run regular trips for our club members and guide them on their own personal paddle sports journey.


We are running two ‘Learn to Kayak’ introduction courses both consisting of two full days instruction.

26-27 April

10-11 May

What you need:

Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club will provide all technical equipment  needed during your course. You will need to bring foot wear such as old runners as clothing you can wear on the water. If you have a wet suit please bring it with you but it is not necessary.

You do not need to be an excellent swimmer but you need to be comfortable in the water. This is an adults only course but we will be advertising out kids and teens very courses soon.

Of course don’t forget your sense of adventure and a fun attitude.

About us:

Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club is a not for profit organisation, any moneys made from our courses goes back into updating and maintaining equipment for our members us. Our ‘Learn to Kayak’ adult courses are run by a Canoe Ireland Level 3 Kayak instructor, all of our instructors are Canoe Ireland qualified, hold current REC 3 First Aid certificates . All of our Instructors are trained by the Sports Council in working with children & venerable adults and are Garda vetted inline with Canoeing Ireland’s guidelines.

How to book:

To ensure your place on either of these ‘Learn to Kayak’ courses contact us on 087 332 4774 or learn@kacc.ie , the full course fee of €100 per person is required upon booking.

Adrian Shanahan Written by:

Irish Man, Family Man, Shite talker, Kayaker, Blogger, Baker, Philanthropist, Maker of things.

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