Welcome to our club based in Durrow, Co. Laois
Laois Kayak and Canoe Club is involved in many different types of kayaking and canoeing, ranging from white water river-running and canoe polo to freestyle play boating and flat-water racing. The Club aims to introduce everyone to the sport of kayaking, and caters for every level of skill, from complete beginner to expert paddling.The club is affiliated with Canoeing Ireland (ICU) and has its own ICU qualified instructors. All paddler training and progression follows Canoeing Ireland's skills award programmes and our club can certify to this standard.
Laois Kayak and Canoe Club meets regularly all year round and weekly trips, excurisions and training are organised through the Club's Meets Officer Event detail's are updated on our News & Events page and our Facebook page.
If you are relatively new to paddling or have only dabbled in it in the past, it may seem like a huge jump from your first time on the water to leading a group down a whitewater river. Laois Kayak and Canoe Club organises regular trips, activities, and coaching which are appropriate for various skill levels. As you progress you will gain your independence on the water, learn the necessary skills to paddle efficiently and effectively, and ultimately lead groups in appropriate conditions should you wish to do so. Members can participate in a number of disciplines including: