Spring Pool Session 2015

Spring is in the air which means the frost is still on the ground. Don’t worry we have a nice warm pool ready to go!!!

Sessions begin Tuesday Janurary 27, 2014 from 8-9pm in the Ballyfermot Leisure Centre, €5 per session

Session will continue for the next 4 weeks and we might extend that so be sure to check out the forums.

NOTE: Kayaks will need to be cleaned of dirt / debris. Shower at the pool can be used.

Merry Christmass 2014

Just want to wish all the Rockies a Merry Christmass and a Happy New Paddling year.

Check out this years Turkey race and Stephens day paddle if you are looking for something to do.

The weather is cold so be sure to wear that extra thermal and maybe pack a flask. Set of poogies are very good idea also.

And as always be safe out there!!!

Liffey Descent Rescue 2014

The Liffey Descent will be on the 4th October this year. If you are not taking part and have a spare hour or two to help out at Lucan weir please let us know here

Rescue crews this year will get the usual benefits including t-shirt, food and event after party access.

Sluice break-ins

Nope its not about breaking into and out of the eddy’s at sluice, this is people breaking into your car.

The evenings are starting to get dark a bit earlier now so there seems to be an increase in the number of break-ins to cars parked in the sluice carpark.

Please be careful, don’t leave valuables on display and make sure you keep an eye out for suspicious people hanging around. Do not engage them, simply call the Garda.

Pool Sessions 2014

Yup its that time of year again. Its been a nice warm summer but that water is starting to get cold again.

In that case pop along to our pool session taking place in the newly opened Ballyfermot Leisure Centre.

Sessions begin next Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 8-9pm, €5 per session

Junior Paddlefest 2014

Sorry about the short notice guys but it’s that time of year again …… Junior Paddlefest 2014 is being held on 19, 20 & 21 September at Hidden Valley Campsite, Rathdrum Co. Wicklow.

Junior Paddlefest is now the largest junior event on the Irish Canoeing calendar and as of last year.

It tries to let juniors try out all the different kayaking disciplines in a safe and fun way.

If you are not registered already, there are still some spots left.

AGM 2014

Monday, 25th August, 8pm in the West County Hotel.

If you haven’t been out for a while now is a great time to get together over a pint and at least talk about paddling. 🙂

CranaFest 2014

The Crana Fest event is back again for 2014!!! Signup at www.cranafest.ie NOW!!!

This event is the second biggest event in Ireland after its first year running and the only one of its kind.
The Crana Fest will bring a large number of paddlers from as far away as Cork and even England and beyond as people have contacted us from as far away as Canada.
This year 2014 is the Crana Fests six annual event, organisers are planning for over 500 people to attend this years event.

Annual Liffey Clean Up Day

That time of year again and time to clean up one of our favorite playgrounds – Sunday April 27th at 11.00am in Straw Hall car park. There will be lots of prizes for those helping out, including free Rockhoppers membership!

Sign up over here or take a look at this post

RSR 1 & 2 Training Weekend

So this is it the last weekend before the big event. This is a great opportunity to learn or refresh your River safety skills.There will be paddling and plenty of swimming on this weekend so participants will need to make sure you bring your paddle and boat plus as much warm gear as they can and prepare for full River Safety and Rescue immersion. Please be sure to check out this link.