BlueWay Kayak Trails Day 2014

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BlueWay Kayak Trails Day 2014

Meet at: 
Drumshanbo Trail Head at Lough Allen Lock
Meeting time: 
11/10/2014 - 09:30
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BlueWay Kayak Trails Day 2014

Canoeing Ireland is proud to announce in conjunction with Waterways Ireland the official opening of the Shannon Blueway kayak trail. The opening will take place on the 11th October 2014 and Canoeing Ireland will be running a canoeing event on the day to give canoeists the unique opportunity to be the first to paddle the new stretch and be involved in the opening ceremony.

All participants in the event will receive a refreshments at lunch time and a shuttle back to the start point at the end of the day. The time schedule for the day including the other festivities can be viewed below.

For more details visit: http://canoe.ie/en-us/information/bluewaykayaktrailsday2014.aspx

Time

Plan

Information

9.30

Meet at Drumshanbo Trail Head at Lough Allen Lock, to drop off boats and passengers

Start point, very limited parking available, click here for map

10.15

All drivers to bring cars down to Leitrim Village Trail Head Marina for shuttle

click here for map

10.30

Coach booked to shuttle drivers back from Leitrim to Drumshanbo .

 

Once back at Drumshanbo  participants should start getting on the canal

11.00

Put on to Lough Allen Canal

 

11.30

Paddle to Acres Lake

1km downstream, click here for map

 

12.00

Speeches by stakeholders

Hot Drinks will be supplied

12.45

Official opening at Drumhauer bridge

Small paddle to this bridge

13.00

Paddle to Leitrim village

7 km approx. 2 hours with 2 portages around lock gates.

15.00

Get off in Leitrim village

Refreshments and entertainment

17.30

Reception in Lough Allen Hotel

 

18.00

Official screening of short film

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