WWKC Kayaking Club Dublin


WWKC members are proud to be part of the biggest network of paddlers in Ireland. With a reputation for fun, safety and learning, Wild Water Kayak Club continues to grow and improve.

Based in Strawberry Beds, Dublin, the Wild Water clubhouse is on the bank of the Liffey, just above Palmerstown Weir.

WWKC runs successful introductory courses every year to introduce people to kayaking. We have a significant number of qualified and trainee instructors and if you would like to learn to canoe or kayak in Dublin, we encourage you to get in touch at beginners@wwkc.net.

Wild Water Kayak Club has active participants in each of the disciplines the club is involved in – river running, freestyle, polo, slalom, open canoeing, wild water racing, and marathon. There is a range of abilities in each discipline from novice to expert, and paddlers are encouraged whether they prefer to specialise in one discipline or partake in them all and whether they want to participate in a competitive or recreational manner.

The club also has a flourishing junior section which caters for all levels from beginners courses through to instructor level training.

To find out more about the club in general, why not have a look through the website.

WWKC Club Disciplines

Div 1 & 2 Polo Training

June 11 @ 8:30 pm - October 1 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Polo training times for div 1 & 2 players Times as follows: Tuesdays: 8:30 - 10pm Wednesdays: 8:30 - 10pm Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:30pm

June Beginners 2 Day Kayaking Course Dublin

June 15 @ 9:30 am - June 22 @ 4:00 pm

Two Day Adult Beginners Kayaking Course Dublin C7 Course - Saturday 15th June AND  22nd June 2019 - The kayaking course is run over 4 sessions over 2 full Saturdays. The Kayaking course Dublin starts each Saturday at 9.30am and finishes around 4pm. The 2-day (Four sessions) kayaking course Dublin covers the following: Canoeing Ireland’s [...]

Learn to Kayak – C5: Wednesday Evenings

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - July 24 @ 9:00 pm

6 Week Adult Beginners Course Details (Wednesday Evenings) Why sign up to do just a course when our Beginners package includes: FREE Membership to the club all year FREE Club Trips ran throughout the year FREE use of club equipment (boats, paddles, etc.,) for club events FREE additional training and rescue courses FREE access to [...]

Polo Training – All Divs

June 20 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Training time slot for all divisions to play together, Thursdays 8:30 - 10pm

Slalom Training

June 21 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until October 4, 2019

Slalom training timetable for the summer; Wednesdays: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, beginners welcom at this time Fridays: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Beginners Open Canoe Course This is a weekend course run on the 22nd/23rd June 2019. The course starts around 9.30am.  There are two ticket options below: If you are an existing club member please select the 60 euro ticket. If you are interested in joining as a new member please choose the 199 option. This [...]

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I did the beginners course in 2017. Over the year, I’ve met great people, got a lot of fresh air, went on a load of club kayaking trips, learned new skills and stepped out of my comfort zone. There is a real sense of community in the club and the people are just lovely. Two thumbs up from me 

Una L

Brilliant course! My partner and me did it last year and haven’t looked back. You get to visit and see places from an entirely new perspective and meet some great people along the way. People at the club are supportive, helpful and very knowledgeable and volunteer their time selflessly. I highly recommend it if you want to try something new and fun this summer.

Philip W

Hi there, if your reading this your probably thinking.. hey should I do this kayaking thing!? Well if u like a challenge, to do something different, to meet great people, to see those rivers and places that you may have walked past or driven over from a totally different perspective, while having fun and having a buzz, then my friend this course is for you! I started out with a few Groupon deals, a bit of sea kayaking and then did the beginners course at WWKC. The people at this club just make it awesome to be a part of. So try it, if u don’t love it, I’ll eat my life jacket 

Clayton N

I started back in 2010 and signed up to do the beginners course with a friend who was taking part in an adventure race who needed to learn how to kayak. I just went along for the craic, and here l am, 8 years later, addicted to paddling and all that comes with it. Best fun ever, adrenaline racing, calming, you build so many life skills too along with seeing the beautiful countryside from a new perspective. Don’t sit on the fence, invest in this course, its an experience, an adventure and it will change your life for the better.

Amy C