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Canoeing and Kayaking Adventures for School Tours and Youth Groups

Paddling in the Great Outdoors. Satisfy your adventurous spirit!

Kippure Estate has many years of experience working with youngsters! Since Kippure Estate is a natural playground in close proximity to the Blessington Lakes and several rivers, we have thoroughly enjoyed leading many canoeing and kayaking adventures for kid and youth groups.

Paddling activities are an excellent way for youth to learn new skills, be physically active outside and develop as individuals while cooperating together in a variety of fun-filled challenges.

We will work with you to design a paddling day that compliments your group’s dynamics, interests and experience levels. We can also help you identify specific teambuilding objectives to directly coincide with the day’s adventures.

There are a range of possibilities for a day of paddling in the ‘Great Outdoors’! For example, we can lead a guided kayak trip down the Liffey, Boyne and Barrow Rivers with rest stops along the way, or we even lead a variety of paddling games out on the water! We can even offer several Irish Canoeing Union (I.C.U.) certified courses for kayaking and canoe.

We also offer a variety of boating options:

  • Sit-on-tops: A comfortable, easier-to-balance kayak designed for those new to the sport.
  • Canoes: Also known as “Canadian Canoes,” two to three youths can share a boat and enjoy paddling together.
  • River Kayaks: Suitable for experienced paddlers, youths will have fun experimenting with these kayaks along our varied river courses.
  • Sea Kayaks: These crafts are designed for the ultimate kayak explorers as they facilitate longer distance travel. They are also ideal for overnight camping trips.

Whether you are looking to book an event for your scout troupe, sports team, youth club, or school group, our experienced kayak instructors can answer any questions you may have and help you design a programme that fits your needs. Give us a call at 01-458 2889 to book your paddling adventure now!



  • Our paddling adventures provide participants with a day away from their computers, mobiles and iPods—it allows them to be physically active in a beautiful, natural setting!
  • Each participant has the opportunity to learn new skills—whether they are a beginner or an experienced paddler—which can result in confidence-building and personal growth.
  • There are many opportunities for team development, communication and bonding, whether children are sharing a canoe, participating in aquatic games or coaching and cheering one another on!


  • Our kayaking and canoeing adventures can accommodate participants aged 7 years and older.
  • Group size can range from 8 to 60 individuals.
  • Kippure Estate offers a variety of programmes and boating options to meet your group’s needs (whether they are beginner, intermediate or advanced).
  • All essential safety equipment will be provided and our instructors will provide briefings and instructions ensuring participants are secure while having fun!

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