Anyone kayaked the Shannon?

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Anyone kayaked the Shannon?

Postby higgins2510 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:20 am

I've heard of a few people going on long-distance toury type paddles down the Shannon through the years, but can't remember the craic with it. I'm specifically interested in the stretch from Carrick-On-Shannon to Portumna - how long it will take, is there any hazards associated with it.

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Re: Anyone kayaked the Shannon?

Postby Aran K » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:35 pm

I think James, Pumpkin/Mint's old housemate, has done a few sections (possibly all?) of the Shannon. He's not in Galway this summer but I'm sure the lads could put ya in touch with him!
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Re: Anyone kayaked the Shannon?

Postby AndrewR » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:24 am

Lots and lots of weirs I remember somebody telling me at some point.

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Re: Anyone kayaked the Shannon?

Postby ultanobyrne » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:09 am

most info is up here

You could easily do 50 - 80 km a day depending on fitness

interactive map here