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Canoe Sports - Activities


Here at Kinsale OEC We offer a full program across a range of Canoesport disciplines. Our fantastic range of locations and waterways allows us to offer White Water, Sea and Open Canoe skills Courses and Instructor Training.  

Sea Kayaking

Kinsale and it's surrounding coastline offers some of the best Sea Kayaking on the south coast. Beautiful beaches, Islands and rugged coastline provides ideal learning and touring environments. Join our experienced and highly qualified Instructors to guide you along the coast. If you like to get some proper training and qualifications and take on some new adventures we can advise and train you.

River Kayaking

The Upper and Lower Bandon river offer the perfect training ground to those paddlers looking to move from beginner to intermediate to advanced skill levels. We can train and certify you in the Canoeing Ireland award scheme from Levels 1 to 5.

Kayaking Camp



More and more Irish people have discovered the joys of Sit on Top Kayaking. We offer Safety training and great advice for those looking to take their first steps on the water. Sit on Top Kayaks can make the sport safe, accessible and a route to taking up further challenges on the water.


The Lower Bandon River is right on our doorstep and allows us to bring groups, families and indeed Gaisce Bronze Adventure journeys along this fabulous waterway. In particular we love to offer Canoe Camping trips. Equally so we can offer safety, skills and Instructor training in this discipline.

Kayak Club


If you have already taken a beginners / level 2 kayak skills course you can join our Junior or Senior Kayak club and gain further training and access to the sport.

During the summer months and school mid terms we offer 5 day programs whereby young people can access a range of safety, skills and fun training.

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