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Open Canoe Rafting Workshop

As you will be aware from the media there have been a number of incidents involving canoes/kayaks on either coastguard monitored open water (Lough Neagh and Erne) or tidal water over the past two years.

Both the RNLI and HM Coastguard were becoming concerned that there was maybe a trend starting to appear on this, particularlywhere it involved rafted canoes with large amounts of kit.

The Canoe Association Northern Ireland along with Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will be offering three free Open Canoe Rafting Workshops throughout 2015. Each workshop will be limited to 15 places.

So if you use rafted open canoes on sheltered water and plan to go out in more open water then this workshop will give you the new ideas to prepare you for going on these trips.

Open Canoe Rafting Workshops

Lough Neagh – Kinnego Marina, Saturday, 20 June 9.30am-12.30pm   – 2 PLACES REMAINING

Strangford Lough – Saturday, 8 August 9.30am-12.30pm  – FULL

Lough Erne – Sunday, 9 August 9.30am-12.30pm – 9 PLACES REMAINING

To book a place on the workshop please contact us at or contact via telephone on +44 (028) 4372 2158.

Bookings will close 10 days prior to each of the workshops so don’t miss out on this free workshop and book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Open Canoe Rafting Workshop

Open Canoe Rafting Workshop


Current situation

As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.

We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.

Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.

How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……