The Big Paddle Down, Dublin, Ireland

Share presents The Big Paddle Down followed by an Open-Air Cinema premiere of DamNation

Saturday, June 6, 5pm is organising an open event to raise much needed funds in support of the Concern Nepal Earthquake Appeal. The event consists of a paddle down the river Liffey as a collective community followed later by an Open-Air screening of DamNation with support from our friends in Patagonia on site at our base at the Canoe Centre, Palmerstown.

We are requesting a minimum donation of €10 to participate in both the paddle and attend the screening afterwards. HOW MUCH I hear you say? Not much, we know, but if you can afford more, we will welcome all donations.

A peer-to-peer paddle down the Liffey through the Strawberry Beds from Lucan to Palmerstown. Open to all paddlers across all the various disciplines within our sport.

From St.Catherines Park (Sluice) in Lucan to our raft base at the Canoe Centre in Palmerstown.

Saturday 6th June with a start time of 5pm at Sluice.

Unless you've been underwater for the past few weeks you'll have heard about the devastation caused by the earthquakes in Nepal. They need our help. All donations raised will be sent to Concern Worldwide to aid there efforts.

Paddlers can run their own shuttle from the Canoe Centre in Palmerstown up to the car park at Sluice. Please allow sufficient time to shuttle from Palmerstown to Lucan to be ready to launch at 5! There are changing facilities available on-site at the Canoe Centre.

Anyone that can hold a paddle. All manner of crafts & paddlers are welcome, Canoe, Kayak, Raft, Sit-On-Top, SUP Board, River name it no exclusions!

Safety on the water will operate on a peer-to-peer principle and we would expect all paddlers to be there for each other.

The Open-Air premiere of DamNation will take place at our River Bank Cinema.

More information


June 06, 2015 at 5pm - June 07, 2015 at 12am
Canoe Centre Mill Lane
Palmerstown (Dublin 20) 20
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