Erne Paddlers – Junior, Adult, Rec, Skilled and Polo Sessions – 27th May to 4th June

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Junior/ Adult/ Induction Sessions

These sessions are an excellent way to try out paddling.  If you would like to join the club, this is the first step to doing so.  It offers a wide range of paddling disciplines where you can come and try different kayaks, canoes, sit on tops and stand up paddle boards.  If you are a complete beginner, then club coaches are happy to assist you on to the water, give some tips on paddling safety and techniques, answer questions about the club and paddling.  There is no obligation to join, if you are water confident and the club meets your needs you will find a life long sport!


Recreational Paddles

Try recreational paddles, these are a great way to see Lough Erne and the  beautiful vistas, ancient sites and that feeling of being in the great out doors.  The club provides that access on to the water and being able to explore places that many of the local community have never been.  Bring your picnic, paddle to an island and enjoy that sense of being away from it all, and in the safe hands of experienced coaches and leaders who have a passion for this sport and the waterways environment surrounding us all.


Skills Sessions

Try the skills sessions, they are great insight in to paddling techniques and skills to be learnt.  If you have done some paddling, may be have your own kayak or canoe but know that you would like to improve your paddling ability, then these skills sessions are a great way to learn.  Experienced coaches will spend time with you, answer your questions and give you insights to your paddling technique and suggest ways to develop it.  If you find the skills sessions helpful, then the club could be that place to further your paddling and get more out of this great sport.


Family Paddles

Try paddling with all the family.  The largest group of members in the club is made up of families.  This is one sport where parents and children can all come together and experience the fun and games on the water.  Learn to paddle, have a trip around the town of Enniskillen, splash around and take the plunge at the end,  and the evening will pass quickly.



Try the exhilarating game of polo.  Maybe you have seen it been played, you done some paddling before, happy to be on the water, don’t mind getting wet and confident about capsizing then come along, you will be made very welcome.  Learn the rules of the game, the tactics involved and realise what a great fitness sport this is.  The club will provide the necessary boats and equipment to get involved.



Date : Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June 2017

Time : times vary, please see table below

Location : locations vary, please see table below

Water : will vary

Price : £5 per person


All sessions are £5. Space is limited on each paddle, booking is essential. Can be done up to 7pm the day before the event.  The club will endeavour to accommodate people with disability at all events.


Session   Date Time Location Restrictions Disability Friendly? Boat Type Available Booking required? Booking Deadline
Junior Session Sat 27th May 10.30am- 12.30pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 8-17 yrs old YES Kayaks YES 26th May


Adult/ Induction Session Sat 27th May 1pm- 2.30pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 18 yrs + YES Kayaks YES 26th May


Rec Paddle Sun 28th May 10.30am- 2pm Derryadd Quay, Lisnaskea All ages YES Open Boat YES 27th May


Skills Session Mon 29th May 6.30 pm- 8pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 18 yrs + YES Kayaks YES 28th May


Family Session Tues 30th May 6.30pm-7.30pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 8 yrs + YES Kayaks and SUP YES 29th May


Family Session Tues 30th May 8pm-9pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 8 yrs + YES Kayaks and SUP YES 29th May


Rec Paddle Wed 31st May 6.30pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 18 yrs + YES Kayaks and Open Boats YES 30th May


Canoe Polo Session Thurs 1st June 6.30pm- 8pm Lakeland Forum Experienced Paddlers

14 yrs +

YES YES 31st May @7pm
Junior Session Sat 3rd June 10.30am- 12pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 8 – 17 yrs YES Kayaks YES 2nd May


Adult/ Induction Session Sat 3rd June 1pm- 2.30pm Castle Island, Enniskillen 18 yrs + YES Kayaks YES 2nd May


Rec Paddle Sun 4th June 10.30am- 2pm Castle Archdale Children must be accompanied by an adult YES Kayaks and Canoes YES 3rd May



To book your place, please contact Erne Paddlers using the contact details below.


Additional Information

All equipment will be provided on the day so you don’t need any specialist kit to take part. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, such as light tracksuit bottoms (not jeans) and layered tops, as well as any water/windproof over layers and a pair of old shoes (with secure fastenings) which you don’t mind getting wet – no flip flops.


Check the weather before leaving the house to ensure you take clothing to suit the conditions. If it is sunny, don’t forget to wear waterproof sun cream (we recommend a minimum of factor 30) and a hat, as the reflection of the sun off the water can be strong. You should bring a towel and a spare change of clothes to travel home in, just in case you get wet.


Follow Up Sessions

The club run induction sessions on a regular basis so that people can join the club and participate in club sessions, this can be done by contacting or through the club website



Castle Island Canoe Centre Enniskillen

Derryadd Quay, Lisnaskea –

Erneside Shopping Centre

Bellanaleck Marina

Castle Archdale


Contact Details

Name : Trevor

Phone : 07850590019

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