• Kayak Programmes

    Kayak Programmes

    Whether you are a total beginner getting into a boat for the first time or an experienced waterfall junky the Canoe Centre has the enthusiasm, expertise and experience to get you started or to bring your paddling to an international level.

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  • SUP Programmes

    SUP Programmes

    From late spring this season we will be offering Stand up Paddle boarding classes for a range of abilities from people stepping onto boards for the first time right the way through to long time paddling experts.

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  • Instructor Programmes

    Instructor Programmes

    The Canoe Centre is the perfect location for Instructor & Coach Training with some of Irelands most experienced trainers and assessors on staff.

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  • Junior Programmes

    Junior Programmes

    Our junior programmes are dynamic, engaging and educational. We collaborate and support schools and teachers to develop relevant resources.

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About our courses

The Canoe Centre is Ireland’s premier paddlesports training venue, with over 20 years experience offering world-class, bespoke, instruction and coaching services. We offer a huge variety of courses, varying in skill level, learning style and duration so whether you are a total beginner going out for your first time or a seasoned expert looking to sharpen your skills the Canoe Centre has the expertise and experience to help you follow your passion and achieve your goals.  

Our diverse team of qualified staff is made up of some of Irelands most qualified, accomplished and experienced instructors and coaches.  We hold some of the highest qualifications in paddlesports instruction and coaching but also in river safety & rescue training and first aid.  

Our team will help you identify your personal goals, needs and wants to offer personally tailored programmes which are fun, engaging and challenging.  Our unique holistic approach to paddlesports coaching will accelerate your learning experience to deliver rapid improvements not just in your technique but also in your tactics, strategies and mind set on the water.     

Our river side location on the Liffey offers an ideal training venue with onsite showers, toilets, changing facilities and some of Irelands finest gear stores for you to sample and test.  We are located on the southern bank of the Liffey, in Palmerstown, just minutes from the M50, with excellent public transport links to the city centre and Lucan.  We have quick, easy and wheel chair friendly access to both flat and moving water on site allowing you to maximise your time on the water achieving your goals during our on site sessions.

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