Level 2 Kayak Skills Course 1 2023
Level 2 Kayak Skills Course 1 2023

Level 2 Kayak Skills Course 1 2023

Level 2 Kayak Skills Course 1 2023


Our first Level 2 Kayak Skills Course of 2023 will start on 04 May and run for 8 weeks on the following schedule:

Thursday 04 May 202319:00 – 21:00
Thursday 11 May 202319:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 16 May 202319:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 23 May 202319:00 – 21:00
Thursday 01 June 202319:00 – 21:00
Thursday 08 June 202319:00 – 21:00
Thursday 15 June 202319:00 – 21:00
Thursday 22 June 202319:00 – 21:00


Teaching will primarily take place at Errit Lake.

What will I be learning?

Please see Canoeing Ireland’s website for details on what is covered in the course.

How much is it?

The amount payable to participate is €120.00 which is broken down as follows:

  • €30.00 for membership to Canoeing Ireland, NGO for paddlesports in Ireland
  • €80.00 course fee and membership to Errit Kayak Club
  • €10.00 contribution to Gorthaganny Community Development Company Ltd for upkeep of facilities at Errit Lake

What will I need?

Errit Kayak Club will provide you with a kayak, buoyancy aid, helmet, paddle, spray deck and any other necessary safety equipment.

You will need a wetsuit and booties to wear while you are kayaking and to bring a warm change of clothes and towel for afterwards.  A light, pac-a-mac type windbreaker would also be beneficial to you on breezy evenings.  If you do not have a wetsuit and booties we would highly recommend getting them but if you cannot, you can wear lightweight, quick-drying and preferably thermal athletic clothes such as Under-Armour type base layers and shoes which are lightweight with as little bulk as possible.

You will not be permitted to kayak wearing heavy clothes and absorbent fabrics like jeans, tracksuit bottoms, hoodies, cottons, wool etc.

Is there anything else I should know?

There are very limited facilities for changing at the lake so arrive ready to get into your kayak if possible.

The course requires you to be in as well as on the water so you need to be comfortable putting your head underwater for a few seconds and being out of your depth with the support of a buoyancy aid.

You must be 18 years of age or older to sign up for the course.

How do I sign up?

You can register your interest for the course by filling out the form below. There are 8 spaces available and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis but don’t worry – if you miss out this time around, we will have more courses running over the summer!