Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club

April 14, 2024

Celbridge Marathon Race - April 27th

The club will host the Celbridge Marathon Ranking Race on Saturday 27th of April on the Grand Canal. 

There will be a Long, Medium, Short and Novice Course. Start and Finish at Lock 13. 

Parking at Cliff at Lyons (W23 F8KP)

FYI: There is a newly opened Greenway between Aylmer Bridge (Celbridge Paddlers) and Sallins providing a great opportunity to follow the whole race by foot or by bike.


Start: 12:00

Last Entries: 11:00

Long Course

Div 1 and Div 2. 
Distance 24km, 5 portages, 2 turns

Medium Course

Div 3 and Open K2/T2.
Distance 14km, 1 portage, 2 turns

Short Course

Div 4, Div 5, Div 6, Div 7, Open C1/C2. Div 4.
Distance 10km, No portage, 1 turn

Novice Course

Novice Paddlers
Distance 2km, No portage, 1 turn


Entry Fees

Seniors: €20
Juniors/Sudents: €10
Doubles: €30
Family (2 adults, 2 juniors): €45

April 4, 2024

Membership Renewal

It’s that time of year again! 

Membership fees for the current season 2024/2025 are now due. To continue to enjoy the benefits of club membership the Committee are asking that all membership fees are fully paid up a.s.a.p. and that all memberships are regularised. We are making great progress with the Club Development Project and we continue to rely heavily on the membership fee income to complete the outstanding works.

We are also asking that all members complete the membership form to ensure we have correct & up to date contact details for everyone.  

This year the membership form can be completed online here. Payment can be made by card, bank transfer or cash.

Many thanks for your ongoing support for the club.

If you have any queries please contact Eamon, Tim, Fergal or any member of the Committee.


April 4, 2024

Spring Gathering 2024


We had another great edition of our annual Spring Gathering last Sunday. The weather stayed fine and everyone had lots of great food, kayaking and prizes! The 250m time trial gave a chance for everyone to measure the effects of their winter training and set a benchmark for the season. The duck collection challenge was great fun for the younger members and our unique Kiwi kayak Tug-of-War was a fantastic spectator event!

A huge thanks to Sean for organising the event. Thanks also to Tim, Carmel, Jean, Morgan, Vincent, Brendan, Niall and Matt, and others for help with the preparations and running of the event on the day.

Thanks also to Naoise for preparing the wonderful video above from his drone footage!

Sean receives his time trial medal from Morgan


We also got a nice writeup in the Liffey Champion!

Aug. 13, 2023

Dalky Island Trip

Our Women’s Paddling Group took on Dalkey Island Today! Well done to all the ladies that took part 🎉