River Clean Up Success

River Clean Up Success

Last Saturday the thirteenth of April the University of Limerick Kayak Club organized a river clean up of the section of the Shannon River that flows through the University of Limerick Campus. The event was organized by the club as part of At Taisce’s Spring clean initiative. Using kayak, canoes and cars on the bank the club removed nearly a tone of rubbish from the river bank and islands. Included in the rubbish was a fridge, shopping trolley, bike, traffic cones, scooters, car tires, toilet and many other unusual thing. The rubbish is to be disposed of by Limerick County Council.

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River Clean Up

River Clean Up

River Clean UpUniversity of Limerick Kayak Club are organizing a River Clean Up, in association with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean initiative. It would be great if you could publicize this fantastic voluntary initiative on your radio station.

The Event will take place next Saturday the 13th of April, at 10.00am at the UL Boathouse.

Will will be removing rubbish and flood debris from the section of the Shannon River that flows through the University of Limerick Campus.

This event is open to the public and we are hoping to get as many people involved in this initiative as possible.

For anyone interested in participating in this initiative check out the event page for full details:


River Rescue Training

River Rescue Training

Next Thursday the 11/4/2013. ULKC will be having a river rescue training night in the UL Arena Pool at 9.30. The training is open to all members and is highly recommended for anyone going on this summers Alps Trip. The list of skill that will be thought can be seen below;

Rope Work

  • Safe use throw bags
  • Recoil Throws
  • Receiving ropes


  • X-Rescues
  • Self Rescues
  • Boat Barging
  • Unconscious Rescues

Basic First Aid

  • What to bring when kayaking
  • Scene assessment
  • Casualty first response
  • Hyperthermia

River Rescue