New Programme Aims To Get ‘Women On The Water’

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Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water in Killorglin are (from left): Mary McGrath, Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership and Colette Lawlor, Canoeing Ireland with members of the Canoe Club. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

WITH the reopening of our county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new programme designed for women called ‘Kerry’s Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water’.

“Kerry’s abundant Waterways provide an ideal environment for people to get outside and get active,” said Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership.

The Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, Brian O’Flaherty said; “The objective is to create a pathway to introduce women to the outdoors and to promote our abundance of waterways for sport and recreational purposes. An element of fun and social engagement will be implemented into the programme and should participants choose there is a progression pathway created into the Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin.”

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With this in mind, Kerry’s Women on the Water programme was devised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, inviting women to join us for a beginner based Kayaking programme, suitable for women without any prior experience on the water.

The programme will take place Friday evenings, from 7-9pm commencing on Friday, August 28 for five weeks.

Patrice Diggin, Community Sports Development Officer with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership believes this to be “a fantastic opportunity for all women who would like to meet new people and get active while being outdoors in nature and on the water.

For further details on this programme and to sign up please go to Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or contact or 066-7184776.

This programme will be held in line with HSE guidelines and Sport Ireland requirements on Covid-19 protocols.

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