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Rowing off coast

Rowing off coast

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Posted Sun 13 May 2018 4:40 PM
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I saw some documentaries on TV — an Irish film cameraman rowing a Curragh around the inlets of maybe Mayo?  — want to check out the chance of doing the same — or at least rowing a boat, canoeing/kayaking (is there a difference?). somewhere beautiful

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Posted Sun 13 May 2018 8:10 PM
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Canoeing and Kayaking are very popular on the island of Ireland as an activity.

There are plenty of locations along the Wild Atlantic Way where you could try sea kayaking including Ireland West Sea Kayaking and Canoeing off the coast of Mayo, North Clare Sea Kayaking, and Donegal Sea Kayaking to name just three!

I'm sure our other members will be able to add their experiences and knowledge of some other places to try sea kayaking.

Speak soon,

Martin


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Posted Mon 14 May 2018 12:08 AM
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That's great Martin — any leads on Curraghs?
Looking forward to more
Kerry Lee

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As far as Curraghs are concerned, The Aran Islands was a popular place for seeing them but many traditions have unfortunately disappeared. If you had the opportunity to visit the Islands, it would be a super day out even so!

Although we have nothing listed in this area, I have done some research and found a company Galway Traditional Boat Hire who may be able to offer you something. The company is not listed with us so we do not have any details or recommendations about their services, but feel free to contact them directly.

I also came across West Clare Currach Club, who are a private club but may be able to help with some information on where you could try the art of Curragh rowing! Again, they are not listed with us but please feel free to ask if they can help you.

Maybe some of our members will be able to point you to some Curragh rowing events or places to get your feet wet trying!

Martin





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Martin, that's really helpful. I'll chase up these links and see what I find.
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Kerry

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Hi Kerry, 

Have you been able to find any available curraughs or canoes in County Mayo or somewhere else on the island for your trip? :)

If there is anything else you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

Warm regards,

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We do guided tours of Dingle harbour in Naomhógs, similar to Currach's just. 4 handed instead of 3 handed. Check out www.dinglerowing.com 

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