WWKC family, friends and members club open day is on the 27th June 2015 – so mark your diaries and invite your family and friends to come to the club and try out some of the boats.

Club open day is a great chance to try out new boats and bring some friends/family along. The open day will start at 12 noon and finish up at 4pm.

The Open Day will be a lot of fun and here is a rough time table of what is in store (pending changes):

Timetable of events:


All day


Canoe Polo Display
Freestyle Kayaking Display
Slalom Display
Polo Display
Come and Try it – General Purpose and Canadian trips up and down the river for people to try out the boat will be ongoing all day.


WWKC is asking everyone to park their vehicles in the Phoenix Park to avoid congestion in the Anglers car park.

See you on the water :-)
Social Officer
social@wwkc.net for further information.


How to find us:


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The clubhouse is located on the Strawberry beds road near the Angler’s Rest pub.

Coming from Chapelizod travel up Knockmaroon hill, veer left at the traffic lights and the club is about 400 metres from the lights on the left hand side.


About the club

Wild Water Kayak Club is a voluntary organisation and the members are proud to be part of the biggest network of paddlers in Ireland. With a reputation for fun, safety and learning, WWKC continues to grow and improve. The clubhouse is based in the Strawberry Beds, on the bank of the Liffey, Lower Knockmarroon Hill, Chapelizod and it 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 we encourage you to come along to the open day to sample and talk to our experienced team. 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.  The club also has a flourishing junior section which caters for all levels from beginners courses through to instructor level training.

WWKC was founded in 1962 and is 51 years in operation by a group of individuals from Dalkey, who were originally sea kayakers. The group decided to set up a multi discipline kayaking club on the banks of the Liffey and chose a site in north Dublin in the Strawberry Beds and the home of the prosperous club to the present day. In the beginning, WWKC had a commodore and his name was John De Courcy Ireland a very well known Irish maritime historian and political activist, he died in 2006 aged 94. In the early days of the club formation it was mainly a slalom club a kayaking discipline which had club members represent Ireland in the Olympics over the years. WWKC members have also represented Ireland at European and World Championship levels in many kayaking disciplines and the club also boasts some of the countries top white water river runners and instructors.