Our first weekend trip is planned for the 27th -29th of September, we will be going to Lahinch for some surf kayaking and serious partying. This is a perfect opportunity to try your hand at surf kayaking, and seeing the what the west coast of Ireland has to offer including the Cliffs of Moher. Lahinch is always and Epic trip and the BEST way to meet new people.
The plan is leaving from the boathouse in UL at 6:30, So packing is at 5:00 Friday evening. Plan is stay in Lahinch for two nights in a hostel. Do some surfing in kayaks (same as “normal” surfing except no need to stand). Then return to the boathouse Sunday evening. No experience is needed and we have all equipment, all you need is a towel, swim suit, old shoes to wear in the water, maybe a Fleecey top can be nice to bring too for under your wetsuit and a smile .
We will also have a themed night out in the Claremount nightclub in Lahinch. The theme is Heroes , Sidekicks and Villains. And we will have a prize for the best “Comic Book Duo” be that Hero and Villain or hero and Side kick. So talk to friends and make sure you have your matching costumes! Imagination is the key too
Price is €35 includes everything: transport, breakfast (Saturday and Sunday) and Dinner Saturday. The money extra money needed will be for snacks and beverages you may want to drink over the weekend. Wow that’s sooo cheap! I will be taking names and collecting a €15 deposit at the pool sessions this week and next week. Get your money in fast as there are limited spaces and if you aren’t paid up you may miss out.
Its that time of year again, college is about to kick off again. For anyone interested in joining the club come along and meet us at the recruitment drive on Wednesday the 11th of September in the UL Arena or come along to any of our pool sessions.
We will be having beginner pool sessions at 9.45pm – 10.45pm in the UL Arena Pool every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. The first session will be on the 12th of September, all are welcome. All you need to bring are swim-clothes (swimsuit, togs, bikini etc) and a towel and we will provide all the rest of the gear.
Our first whitewater river trip will be on the 18th of September. We will be bring beginners down the Castleconnell section of the Shannon river and teaching all the basic skills. For the river trips you will need to bring swim-clothes, old runners and a towel. the club has plenty of wetsuits and all the necessary safety equipment to keep you warm and protected on the river. For more information come to one of our pool sessions and talk to any of our experienced members.
We will be having our annual freshers night out on the 19th of September. This is always a great fun packed night, with plenty of great games, dance offs and all round craic. Its a excellent opportunity to get to know everyone in the club.
Our first weekend trip is planned for the 27th -29th of September, we will be going to Lahinch for some surf kayaking and partying. This is a perfect opportunity to try your hand at surf kayaking, and seeing the what the west coast of Ireland has to offer including the Cliffs of Moher. More information on this trip will be available soon but for the mean while keep that weekend free.
Last Saturday the thirteenth of April the University of Limerick Kayak Club organized a river clean up of the section of the Shannon River that flows through the University of Limerick Campus. The event was organized by the club as part of At Taisce’s Spring clean initiative. Using kayak, canoes and cars on the bank the club removed nearly a tone of rubbish from the river bank and islands. Included in the rubbish was a fridge, shopping trolley, bike, traffic cones, scooters, car tires, toilet and many other unusual thing. The rubbish is to be disposed of by Limerick County Council.
University of Limerick Kayak Club are organizing a River Clean Up, in association with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean initiative. It would be great if you could publicize this fantastic voluntary initiative on your radio station.
The Event will take place next Saturday the 13th of April, at 10.00am at the UL Boathouse.
Will will be removing rubbish and flood debris from the section of the Shannon River that flows through the University of Limerick Campus.
This event is open to the public and we are hoping to get as many people involved in this initiative as possible.
For anyone interested in participating in this initiative check out the event page for full details:
Next Thursday the 11/4/2013. ULKC will be having a river rescue training night in the UL Arena Pool at 9.30. The training is open to all members and is highly recommended for anyone going on this summers Alps Trip. The list of skill that will be thought can be seen below;
- Safe use throw bags
- Recoil Throws
- Receiving ropes
- Self Rescues
- Boat Barging
- Unconscious Rescues
Basic First Aid
- What to bring when kayaking
- Scene assessment
- Casualty first response