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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2018, 08:38 
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Hello all,
We are traveling home at xmas and decided to bring our kayaks with the hope of a couple of half day or one day outings on the weekend 22nd 23rd of December (depending on babysitter availability ;)). We will be based in Limerick, but have not been kayaking in this area previously. We have been up to Clew bay, Baltimore, and along the coast around Dungarvan in the past few years.

We are looking for some suggestions in the Shannon, Kilrush, Kilkee/Lahinch area. We have not been in our boats for a while so we will avoid anything too technical.

Thanks in advance
Evelyn


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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2018, 10:47 
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Locally during the winter months when the sea is off limits we regularly come out from a slip at Crovraghan. Take a left at crossroads 1km north of Kildysart village all the way to the end. You can paddle in around the islands, stopping off on Beeves Rock Lighthouse. Currents and tides manageable. Land and walk any of the islands, the farmers are very welcoming. A 10 minute walk to the obelisk on the top of Coney island on a clear day for lovely views.

Liscannor Harbour inside the bay heading west to the outer and lower end of the Cliffs of Moher. Be very careful of the reefs at the very end, these need distance if you are to go around and calm conditions. Inside Liscannor Bay itself to the end is relatively sheltered with some lovely features.

Within Kilkee within the bay is sheltered but small. Outside you need calm conditions, but a real treat if the weather is good. Head out and south.

Cappa Pier just outside Kilrush and around Scattery Island. Again, be mindful of tides and wind against tides but good shelter. Scattery is worth a walk around. As well as tower, see also battery on the southern tip by the lighthouse.

Quilty Pier out around Mutton is a nice half day BUT watch the reefs and only circumnavigate in calm conditions with little or swell. A 20 minute walk from nearside landing area 500yrds to the right of the old house to the tower at the back is worth the effort.

Doolin left along the Cliffs again in calm conditions is brilliant.

If we are out and about ourselves, I will have the details posted if you are interested in joining us.


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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2018, 13:05 
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Hi Connor,
We really appreciate the information you sent. We had some car trouble yesterday so we are going to go out this afternoon to Crovraghan. It seems the safest and closest outing. Maybe we will get to go out again on Stephans Day, if weather permits.
Best wishes
Evelyn

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"Locally during the winter months when the sea is off limits we regularly come out from a slip at Crovraghan. Take a left at crossroads 1km north of Kildysart village all the way to the end. You can paddle in around the islands, stopping off on Beeves Rock Lighthouse. Currents and tides manageable. Land and walk any of the islands, the farmers are very welcoming. A 10 minute walk to the obelisk on the top of Coney island on a clear day for lovely views."


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