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River Guides / Re: River Dodder : Grade 2 - 3
« Last post by Peter O'Sullivan on February 02, 2021, 12:29:25 »
Here's a more up to date video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKwRX4QLWuY

Taken when the river was at 30.5m on the on line gauge.
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Resources / Covid 19 Response
« Last post by Ebaker on January 25, 2021, 21:24:44 »
This is for information and links for club operating with Covid. This will be updated as it is approved and changed to fit with new Government guidelines.

This includes

Outdoor Risk assessment and River Action Response Plan:


Indoor risk assessment and Pool and Paddle Action Response Plan:


Online risk assessment:


How to wash gear video:


Return to session form:


Booking form/ Health questionnaire/gear form:
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River Guides / River Dodder : Grade 2 - 3
« Last post by Peter O'Sullivan on December 28, 2020, 15:55:41 »
River Dodder : Urban paddling with some nice weirs.
Section : Templeogue bridge to Dropping Well pub.
5.7km approx
Grade 2 to 3.
Use the EPA guage : http://www.epa.ie/hydronet/#09010 The river needs to be at least 30.350, better from 30.400 and up.

Park in the layby on the Templeogue side of the R817 bridge over the river. (Same start as the old guide book).

Get in on river left under the R817 bridge. There are steps down to the river.

Overview :

The river is read and run most of the way down with some lovely auto-boofs at the weirs. Good footwear is essential and a creeker is recommended.


The run :

The first weir at the start is surprisingly high. Paddle it anywhere in the middle.

Grade 2 rapids for the next while with a wave to surf just upstream of the Rathfarnham Tesco.

At the end of Busy park you might need to portage the stepping stones if the level is low.

The weir on the Lower Dodder road is best run on the left. Don't forget to take some photos here. You can also climb back up this weir on the right to go again.

Near the Orwell road you'll come to a horse-shoe shaped weir. Scout on the left prior to running the chicken shoot to the left. The main weir will only run in very high water, probably best avoided the rest of the time.

Keep paddling to the weir above the Dopping well. Paddle it on the left or left of centre. The right hand line drops on to rocks.

Hop out on river left just upstream of the pub. Park in the pub carpark.

I wouldn't recommend paddling further than the pub due to deteriating water quality.

There's a video of part of this section of river. https://youtu.be/kFawP0Cdebs.


 
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Announcements / Re: Kayak Instructor training
« Last post by johnf95 on August 29, 2020, 15:44:38 »
If any of you are interested:
Myself and Cathal are doing a level two instructor training course in limerick on 3rd 4th oct with canoeing Ireland . There’s one place left so get it while it’s hot

https://www.canoe.ie/training/
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Announcements / Re: Kayak Instructor training
« Last post by Sadhbh on August 29, 2020, 14:17:22 »
I'd be interested 8) 8)
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Announcements / Re: Kayak Instructor training
« Last post by ConorH on August 26, 2020, 10:15:53 »
I'd also be down my darling
Xo Xo
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Announcements / Re: Kayak Instructor training
« Last post by ShakaShaw on August 25, 2020, 22:29:46 »
I'm so down for this
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Announcements / Re: Kayak Instructor training
« Last post by Cian B on August 25, 2020, 22:22:39 »
  I'd be down :)
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Announcements / Re: Kayak Instructor training
« Last post by Capri Bum on August 25, 2020, 22:20:19 »
@Emmabaker pic is easier than me typing it out and getting it muddled up, there's a 3 / 2 ½ day course you do too, I can't remember how long it is exactly

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Announcements / Re: Kayak Instructor training
« Last post by Ebaker on August 25, 2020, 22:09:44 »
Interested.. how many hours do you have to log?


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