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
Alps 2013 Provisional Details
Details of our anual Alps Trip can be found in our Trips Section.
Every year ULKC venture to the amazing and scenic Italian and Slovenian Alps for some great rivers, sun, and banter. The trip is open to all members competent and confident on moving water or at a level three standard. This promises to be a great trip and expect your paddling to come on leaps and bounds over the course of the trip. The cost of the trip is provisionally between €450-€600. More info about the trip will be available soon or by contacting the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
27/4/2013 – 9/5/2013
Slovenia and Italy
Level 3 training and general paddling
Last Friday, the 22nd of March, 21 members of ULKC travelled to Sligo for a weekend of paddling fun, training and adventure. The groups stayed in holiday homes in the small seaside town of Enniscrone. On the Saturday there was an early start and the whole group went to the Deel River, a nice consistent Grade 2 river with plenty of rapids for training. This involved practicing boat maneuvering skills such as breaking in and out of the main flow on rapids, travelling across rapids as well as more advanced members practicing some safety skills and group leading skills. Saturday evening five members took on the challenge of paddling the Ballysadare rapids. This was a short but very technical and challenging set of rapids culminating with a twenty-five foot waterfall at the end. On Sunday the group Paddled the Upper Clydagh, Co. Mayo. However due to low water levels to group only paddled a short section of the river, which included the “Five Steps” rapid.
Overall the trip was a great success and enjoyed by all. Over the next few weeks there will be many more river trips run by the club and for anyone who wants to get involved can contact the club at email@example.com.