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BOOKINGS CLOSED FOR 2017

CANOE COURSES FOR 2017 (SOLD OUT!)

Dates for courses are below. Places are STRICTLY limited so please book early to avoid dissappointment. We had to turn people away in previous years. Please FULLY read the pre-course requirements before contacting us to book a place. A great adventure could be about to begin.

 DATES AND TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • April 11th-13th FULL
  • May 2nd - 4th FULL
  • June 6th - 8th  FULL
  • July 4th - 6th FULL

COURSE €100 (Adult) €80 (U-18) AND INCLUDES:

  1. Instruction for the three sessions (7-9PM DAILY)
  2. Access to Thomastown Paddlers Canoe Club gear for same - boat, paddles, helmet, buoyancy aid etc. 
  3. Membership of Thomastown Paddlers Canoe Club through to AGM in January 2018 and thus continued paddling with Thomastown Paddlers Canoe Club and continued access to club gear - a big advantage of learning with the club! 

     4.  Canoe Ireland membership

 

The courses typically run from our clubhouse at the Grennan Mill, Thomastown.

How to book a place:

Decide the course that suits you then phone Dave on 086-3391549. Courses limited to 13 people only, so book early to avoid dissappointment.


What do you need to bring
Footwear - old runners or such
Wetsuit if you have one, else fleece and tracksuit bottoms or such
Windcheater
Towel
There was a lot of demand for the courses last year and some people had to be turned away. 
We recommend that beginners be aged 10 or over.

PRE REQUIREMENTS

  • You MUST be able to swim competently (up to 100m)
  • Always wear a buoyancy aid
  • Never paddle alone
Thomastown Paddlers are affiliated to "Canoeing Ireland".  

Continued Membership Costs

  • Senior €60
  • Junior €40
  • Student €50
  • Family €150

Once beginners have reached a level of competence, they can then start to get out canoeing up to three times per week, on club organised kayak outings. Trips away are often plenty also! Joining the club is an ideal way to take up competitive or recreational canoeing, while the club also has a great social aspect. Members are encouraged to gather their own equipment if they intend keeping up the sport. There is a €5 rental charge on club outings for members using club owned equipment.

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