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Rape Crisis North East Kayak Charity Event


Kayak from Russelstown to Avon at Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow in aid of Rape Crisis North East. A fun filled day on Saturday, August 27th 2022.


Event Description:

Blessington Lakes Kayak Fundraising Event will take place on Saturday 27th August 2022. Sponsored by Viatris Healthcare Company and supported by Canoeing Ireland and Poulaphouca Paddlers, this promises to be a very special and fun day out with street food, music, raffles, play and picnic areas, prizes and surprises.  All proceeds raised will be donated to Rape Crisis North East and go towards the purchase of a dedicated new building to enable their service to expand in line with increased demand.

This event could appeal to families, kayak clubs, corporate team building, anyone and everyone.


Further Information:

All participants can park at the Avon car park, a short distance from where the kayak event starts. Please drop boats to the starting point before parking at the Avon.

At Avon, a shuttle bus will be available from 9:15am to transport participants to the starting point at Russelstown.

The final bus leaves Avon for Russelstown at 10:15am, with the kayak event starting at 11am. Anyone collecting rental equipment should plan on taking the earliest shuttle bus option.

For anyone bringing their own kayaks, please drop your boats at Russelstown first and then drive back to the car park at Avon to park your car. The shuttle bus will then transport you back to the starting point at Russelstown.

Avon is also the finishing point, so your car will be on site.

Clothing Requirements:

  • Wetsuit or Sport Gear with Rain Jacket over – weather dependent
  • Buoyancy aid (can be provided).
  • Old runners – no bare feet please.
  • Sun cream.
  • Don’t forget to bring a towel and a full change of clothes for when you finish and leave them in your car for when you return.

Car keys can be left at the Event Hub at Avon with tags.