Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Waters of Kerry Initiative

Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water in Killorglin are: Colette Lawlor, Canoeing Ireland (left) with Mary McGrath, Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin and Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership with members of the canoe club. Photograph: Pauline Dennigan

With the reopening of our county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, is delighted to announce a new programme designed for women, Kerry’s Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water.

“Kerry’s abundant Waterways provide an ideal environment for people to get outside and get

active – which is a key objective of the sports partnership for this initiative,” said Jimmy Deenihan, chairperson of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership.

An Abundance of Waterways

“The objective is to create a pathway to introduce women to the outdoors and to promote our abundance of waterways for sport and recreational purposes.

“An element of fun and social engagement will be implemented into the programme and should participants choose there is a progression pathway created into the Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin,” said club chairperson, Brian O’Flaherty.

Beginner Based Kayaking

With this in mind, Kerry’s Women on the Water programme was devised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin and they’re inviting women to join them for a beginner based Kayaking programme which is suitable for women without any prior experience on the water.

This programme will take place Friday evenings, from 7-9pm commencing on Friday, August 28th for five weeks.

A Fantastic Opportunity

Patrice Diggin, community sports development officer with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership believes this to be a fantastic opportunity for all women who would like to meet new people and get active while being outdoors in nature and on the water.

Sign-Up Details on Social Media

For further details on this programme and to sign up please go to Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or contact: info@kerryrecreationandsports.ie or ring 066 71 84776.

This programme will be held in line with HSE guidelines and Sport Ireland requirements on Covid-19 protocols.