Kayaking Event Information
The kayaking event is organised by Meelick-Eyrecourt Kayak Club in association with Canoeing Ireland, Waterways Ireland, Meelick Development Group and a number of great sponsors listed below. The event (as with the kayak club) is not-for-profit.
Following the success of the 2019 and 2021 events, the 2022 event date has been set for Saturday October 29th. The weir at Meelick has been completely upgraded, so we have a top class facility for spectating and enjoying a day out at the same time. It is free to spectate, so come have a look (10am to 3pm is best for spectating entertainment)!
Location map is below. Parking will be directed by stewards on the day.
This is a fun-oriented watersport focused festival aimed at novice and intermediate kayakers (level 2 and level 3 paddlers). Registration will opened between 8:30-9:30am at Meelick Weir, and racing starts at 10am. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates for Meelick River Fest. A level 2 qualification, current Canoeing Ireland membership and being aged 14+ on the day will be prerequisites for taking part.
Here is an idea of what the registration will include:
– Entry to Time Trial Race
– Entry to Boatercross Race
– Good prizes
– Food included with registration (light breakfast on arrival, hearty hot lunch and a snack in the late afternoon)
Registration costs have been kept as low as possible – we are a non-profit event. The cost is €45pp. Our main event sponsor is Galway County Council.
Registration: CLICK HERE!!
If this link doesn’t work for registration, you can go to: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/331496634357