Meelick River Fest

This is a fun-oriented kayaking focused festival aimed at novice and intermediate kayakers (level 2 and level 3 paddlers). A level 2 qualification and current Canoeing Ireland membership will be prerequisites for taking part in the water-based events. The event is organised by Meelick-Eyrecourt Kayak Club in association with Canoeing Ireland, Waterways Ireland, Sport Ireland, Galway Sports Partnership and other great sponsors. The event (as with the club) is not-for-profit.

Following the huge success of the 2019 event (winning the Canoeing Ireland event of the year 2019), and cancellation in 2020, the 2021 event date has been set for Sunday October 3rd. The weir at Meelick has been completely upgraded, so all future events will have a top class facility for spectating and enjoying a day out at the same time.

Rough timetable from the day is marked below (these may have varied on the day). Registration will opened at 8:30am at Meelick Quay, and racing started at 10am. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates for Meelick River Fest. Location map is below.

Here is an idea of what the day should included (TBC before registration opens):
– Individual Time Trial Race
– Boatercross Race
– Choice of numerous afternoon Skills Clinics/Workshops
– Excellent prizes
– Food included with registration
– Registration costs will be as low as possible – we are a non-profit event

Workshops included (TBC before registration opens):
– Introduction to whitewater kayaking
– Advanced Whitewater skills
– Rescue skills

Registration: Step 1 – Your Details

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Step 2 – Payment

Payment for the event can be made via secure Paypal payment with a credit/debit card or Paypal account (use the “Pay Now” button below). If you need to use bank transfer this can be arranged (Use your name as visible text). Bank details available by emailing
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