Young kayak­ers en­joy chance to take to the Lif­fey

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

THE past week­end’s sunny weather of­fered the per­fect con­di­tions for 134 mem­bers of Lacken Kayak Club to em­bark on a day out on the River Lif­fey, from Lu­can down to the Straw­berry Beds.

Lead­ing the trip were adult club mem­bers and in­struc­tors from Ca­noe­ing Ire­land.

It was the first river trip for many of the club’s ju­nior mem­bers and they en­joyed an adren­a­line out­ing.

The trip was led by Sean Mur­phy, Neil Robin­son, Or­lagh Dee­gan and Maria Har­ney, all ex­pe­ri­enced kayak­ers and lo­cals to the west Wick­low area.

Or­lagh has been a mem­ber of Lacken Kayak Club for close to ten years and en­joyed bear­ing wit­ness to so many young­sters tak­ing up the sport.

Lacken Kayak Club run both ju­nior and adult kayak ses­sions on Bless­ing­ton Lakes dur­ing the sum­mer months and travel to rivers all over the coun­try.

Their favourite lo­ca­tion is the Avon­more River where they of­ten pad­dle from Lough Dan, through Laragh and Rath­drum, all the way to The Meet­ing of the Waters in Avoca.

Their mem­bers mostly come from around the Bless­ing­ton Lakes but oth­ers also travel from Kil­dare and Dublin.

If in­ter­ested check out Lacken Kayak Club on Facebook or al­ter­na­tively you can text (087) 6441174 and maybe you could be rep­re­sent­ing Wick­low as a slalom kayaker in the next Olympics Games.

Some of the young kayak­ers on the River Lif­fey.

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