Summer Fun 2016

6/8/2016Uncategorized

Summer 2016 has kicked off with a bang the weather has been great so far. Just a quick update on some of our Courses & Camps that will be running this summer as well as our trips and tours that run Daily.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) sessions are running daily these are 2 hour sessions which are based out of our base in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Day time and Evening sessions available!
Contact us:
Call:
087-2265550
Email: ino@pureadventure.ie

Stand Up Paddle Boarding the Barrow

Stand Up Paddle Boarding the Barrow

River Kayaking & Canoe trips are also running daily our most popular trips are our half day 3 hour trips and go at 10am or 2pm (We also have evening trips on demand) These trips run from Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny and take in the scenic beauty, history and whitewater of the River Barrow.
Contact us:
Call:
087-2265550
Email: ino@pureadventure.ie

Enjoying the rapids of the Barrow

Enjoying the rapids of the Barrow

Scenic Beauty of the Barrow

Scenic Beauty of the Barrow

Copper Coast kayaking tours, Based out of Tramore, Co. Waterford
When the Sea conditions play ball our copper coast kayak tours are out of this world, Exploring the UNESCO site the best way possible at water level in kayaks that can get in and around all the caves, tunnels, Arches and Blow holes.
Contact us:
Call:
087-2265550
Email: ino@pureadventure.ie

Basalt & Rhyolite Rock formations

Basalt & Rhyolite Rock formations

Fun for all the Family

Fun for all the Family

Exploring the Caves of the Copper Coast

Exploring the Caves of the Copper Coast

Kids Kayak Camp!
This year our highly popular kids kayak camp will take place on the week of July 4th to 8th. The camp is 5 days half days long. The camp is suitable for 11-15 year olds. Its a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun in the outdoors.
The camp takes place in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny and is from 10am-12:30pm daily, Cost of the camp is €120 per child and all equipment is supplied.
Contact us:
Call:
087-2265550
Email: ino@pureadventure.ie

Summer Camp fun

Summer Camp fun

Summer Camp Fun

Summer Camp Fun


Adult Beginners Kayaking course

Our Next 2 day Beginners kayaking course fro adults will take place on Sundays July 3rd & 10th. This course is ideal for anyone looking to gain the fundamental skills needed to kayak with friends safely. The course is 2 days long and is from 10am to 4pm each day. The course is Canoeing Ireland Certified and participants will be working towards the Level 2 skills award. No experience is needed and all equipment is supplied.
The perfect course for anyone looking to join a canoe club or thinking of buying a kayak.
Course cost is €140 per person.
Contact us:
Call:
087-2265550
Email: ino@pureadventure.ie

Learn to kayak and have fun

Learn to kayak and have fun

As usual we can arrange private courses and trips for groups at any time. Please feel free to call us to have a chat about a unique experience for your group.
Contact us:
Call:
087-2265550
Email: ino@pureadventure.ie

We also have courses and trips available in a variety of locations such as Waterford, Carrick-on-suir, Clonmel, Kilkenny city, Carlow the river Suir, Barrow and Nore.

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A Journey Down The Bloodvein

11/29/2015Uncategorized

The story of the Bloodvein River being in my thoughts stretches back afew years to the Irish Canoe Symposium which was held on the river Barrow, I had invited Ray Goodwin over to be a guest coach for the weekend and Ray had said that he would give a talk about a recent trip he had just completed in Canada. It was that talk on the Bloodvein River, that got me thinking and ultimately led me spending 14 days in pristine wilderness with nothing to do but paddle and enjoy life!! At the Start of August 2015 I found myself thinking I need a break I had been working nonstop for the last Year and a half with the Longest break being 7 days I was in need of a proper adventure and the choices seemed to be endless, Sea kayaking in Green land or Northern Norway where on my mind, but so was The Bloodvein, As luck had it Ray Goodwin and Paul Kirtley where running a trip to the Bloodvein later that month and the dates lined up perfectly. All I had to do was book a flight for the morning after one of my friend’s wedding August 28th and a flight to be back in Ireland to start work on A PLC course on September 15th it was tight but it looked like it would all work out. So after afew phone calls and emails I was in, 2 weeks later I found myself with a mild hangover boarding a flight from Dublin to Toronto and onto Winnipeg. Once in Winnipeg I met with the rest of the crew a great group of people from all different walks of life.

Our first view of the Landscape we would be in for 2 weeks came on the float plane ride in

Our first view of the Landscape we would be in for 2 weeks came on the float plane ride in

The Bloodvein River is located In Ontario & Manitoba, Canada to put this region in context Manitoba alone has over 100,000 lakes, innumerable rivers and the territory is 76 times the size of Ireland but has a quarter of the population. The river is situated in the largest boreal forest on the planet; it is a true wilderness area. Our Journey would take us from Red Lake in Ontario to Bloodvein Reserve in Manitoba.
Our Journey started at 8am on a Sunday morning as we loaded our Canoes and Kit onto 3 Float planes known as Beavers. These are incredible machines which some can date back to the 1950’s. Luckily I had a Pilot who was older than the Plane he was flying. Due to new restrictions each plane can only take 1 Canoe Shape on the outside of the plane and if they have this then it drastically reduces the load which they can take inside, hence the need for 3 planes for 6 people. We eventually got everything loaded and the first plane took off, 20 minutes of taxiing around a lake while the oil pressure stabilised and the engine warmed up. Our Journey In the float planes would take us 100km from Red Lake to Artery Lake and drop us off into the Wilderness to start our 14 day, 220km decent of the Bloodvein River. The landings where staggered, we unloaded the last plane we said goodbye to the Pilot and watched as the Plane flew off into the distance soon to only be a slight hum in the distance, we were on our own now just us and the river the adventure was to begin.

Float Plane After Landing

Float Plane After Landing

The Last Plane taxi's away

The Last Plane taxi’s away

We decided to load up the canoes and paddle a short distance upstream to a good campsite, it was lunch time by the time the float plane had dropped us off, we arrived at the campsite unloaded the gear set camp had lunch and then headed off for a paddle to an amazing Pictograph site on Artery Lake. It is here that we also observed the tradition of making an offering of Tobacco to ensure safe passage on the river, Legend would have it that if you do not make an offering that a serpent will come up and strike you on the river. Around the camp we could hear the unforgettable sound of a Loon in the distance. Our easy day one allowed us take stock of what supplies we had as the Outfitter had only dropped us our barrels of food as we loaded the plane. After a great evening of paddling and chatting we hit the hay with the hopes of an early start and getting into the journey.
The next morning we awoke to start proper our decent on the Bloodvein river, Infront of us we had 200+km, 80+ rapids (Grade 1-6), 12 camp sites, unknown weather conditions, unknown wildlife encounters and who knows what else, the adventure was only beginning.

Pictographs and Canoes on the Bloodvein

Pictographs and Canoes on the Bloodvein

Pictographs on the Bloodvein go back hundred of years

Pictographs on the Bloodvein go back hundred of years

Paddling with fully loaded canoes and 2 fully grown adults can pose its challenges, the loading of the canoe is very important so that we could get our trim right especially as if we ran rapids we would run them with the canoes fully loaded. It took me the full first day to get our packing sorted so that we knew what went where and why. At the start of the Journey the canoes each has 2 barrels of Food/Utensils, 2 main portage packs (1 each) with personal clothing and camping gear and 2 day bags with what we might need for the day (Containing extra thermals, rain gear, cameras etc), add to that 2 fully grown adults and each canoe was loaded to the max. This weight means that the canoes react differently to when they are empty turning is slower but they carry more speed in moving water. With the reduced manoeuvrability in mind inspection of rapids is essential all our food, shelter and lives are in these canoes they are our transportation back into civilisation so we must think of the canoes safety at all times, sometimes this means stepping back from rapids that you would run in a heartbeat if it were on your local run as out here if we lose a canoe, a bag of kit or someone gets hurt it is a whole different ball game. The best thing was as we descended the river the more we ate the lighter the load got.

Lunch spot Views

Lunch spot Views

The rapids of the Bloodvein are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, every type of rapid is on the river tight and technical, big volume drops, pool drops the works. For the first half of the trip the rapids were generally very well spaced out and were pool drop style as they were essentially the outflows of lakes, we would navigate our way along long ribbon lakes around Islands and then be met with a narrow passage containing the rapid, these ranged from Grade 2-6 some being straight forward and others being as I like to call them “death on a stick” 3-4meter high pour over feeding into tight slots with no access for safety even if you did have a kayak to paddle it.

Big 3 Meter+ Pour over falls

Big 3 Meter+ Pour over falls

The second half of the expedition the river became more like what we would call a river with longer rapids that needed to be broken down into sections and run in more a traditional river running style however it was in these sections that we would find some of the biggest rapid I have ever stood beside one that stands out in my mind had massive double over head haystack waves leading into massive wave trains and then straight into a undercut caved wall, with water pushing left into a football pitch sized recirculating eddy or pushing right along an undercut cliff and into another long wave train. The beauty and power of these rapids was amazing and humbling.

Bigwater fun

Bigwater fun

Photos dont do justice to the Scale of some of the rapids

Photos dont do justice to the Scale of some of the rapids

We would run as many rapids as possible but inevitably we would encounter rapids that we could not run. Many times this lead to a full portage with our equipment up, around and down to the bottom of the rapid. 6 people, 12 paddles, 3 canoes, 6 Barrels, 6 Portage packs, 6 Day bags and a couple of peli cases all had to get from one end of the rapid to the other. In a way this was one of the most special moments of the trip knowing that the trail I was walking on with all my kit was the same as what the native people would have used for thousands of year. At first this was a killer but eventually you get into a routine and you figure out what you can Load up at one go, which pack sits on top of which barrel the best as you hike the trails. We had a rule from the start that each canoe would only touch what they had in their own canoe, this was to help prevent things going missing or being misplaced. Portages could be short and sweet 20-30meters or our longest was close to 2km by the time you have done 2 runs to get all the loads down.

Most of the Time the Canoe Carries you But some time You  must Carry the Canoe

Most of the Time the Canoe Carries you But some time You must Carry the Canoe

Getting to the End of the Portage

Getting to the End of the Portage

To avoid portaging rapids we could not paddle or to at least make portages shorter we would line as much as possible and boy did we come up with some creative lining in order to avoid loading and unloading our canoes. The skill of lining is something we don’t regularly practice in Ireland however it is an essential tool on these journeys.

Lining a Class 5

Lining a Class 5

Weather wise we had everything, for the first few days we have 30+ degrees Celsius and very humid so much so that when you got into the tent you would melt, soon this broke with 24 hours that contained 2 of the biggest Thunder and lightning storms any of us had encountered on hit at night and lasted about 5 hours where lightning kept illuminating the sky for 3 hours straight like strobe lighting with massive forks every few minutes and roaring thunder trees swayed and creaked, I don’t think any of us slept much that night the next morning we awoke to cleared skies and the air felt much lighter. We paddled for afew hours found a camp site and then Storm 2 hit this one lasted about 3 hours and in that time 6-10cm of rain fell on us lightning struck and thunder roared again. The river did rise with all this rain but not by any substantial amount. Once these storms had passed autumn was in the air with the air temperature dropping during both day and night the river temperature also dropped which made the afternoon wash much quicker than the relaxing refreshing swims we would have in the first few days.

Getting the fire going after heady rain can be a hard task

Getting the fire going after heady rain can be a hard task

Every camp site was special but the ones with fewest mosquitoes where the best

Every camp site was special but the ones with fewest mosquitoes where the best

After the storms had passed we were treated to our first glimpse of the Northern lights, the first sighting of it was vague with just some small shimmers and nothing too spectacular. But then after a unexpectedly long day on the river where we only pulled into camp as darkness began to fall we were treated to a few hours of the most spectacular northern lights display any of us had ever seen. The sky we lit up with greens and purples from horizon to horizon dashing, flashing and dancing across the sky! This night was one of the most spectacular nights I have ever experienced sitting above a beautiful rapid, camped on a rock outcrop 30 meters above river level, in total wilderness hundreds of kilometres from any substantial population base in total silence, it really made eating the dehydrated meals much easier when you have such an amazing natural show!

Northern lights over the Bloodvein

Northern lights over the Bloodvein

On our journey I really wanted to see a bear in the wild, unfortunately on this trip I didn’t get to see a bear in its natural habitat, maybe our bear precautions where too good. This is an area I learnt loads from Ray and Paul who are both very experienced travelling in Bear country and these skills/knowledge are essential in keeping unwanted encounters in camp to a minimum. We did get to see alot of spectacular wildlife on the journey, daily we would see Bald Eagles which are stunning to see moving up close, we spotted Beavers, Otters, Chipmunks and Moose along with shed snake skins at on camp spot. There are Wolves, Coyotes and Bear in the region but we didn’t see any sight of these no doubt they saw us as we traveled through their habitat.

Moose on the Bloodvein

Moose on the Bloodvein

Everyday we would see Bald Eagles

Everyday we would see Bald Eagles

Geese flying South for Winter

Geese flying South for Winter

I have so many good memories and experiences of this trip that It is hard to put it all down on paper, we had ups and downs over the journey but all memories are good and everything added together to make for a special trip. Most people I have talked to about this expedition since I have returned said “A once in a lifetime journey” Well for me this is just the start of the journey to get into the wilderness with a canoe. I have spent years developing my skills and now these journeys are where my skills are all tested and put into practice and I feel at peace away from phones, email and simply living life, reflecting on this expedition I know where I need to develop specific skills which is great we never stop learning.

The Boils have alot of power and require skills to navigate with a loaded canoe

The Boils have alot of power and require skills to navigate with a loaded canoe

Im already planning my next expedition and looking forward to leading people into the wilderness over the next few years. If you are thinking of heading for or would be interested in a multiday wilderness canoe expedition and would like a guide please feel free to contact me.

Thanks to Kokatat for making the best equipment to keep you safe and warm on the river!!

Thanks to Kokatat for making the best equipment to keep you safe and warm on the river!!

Happy paddling and hopefully I will see you on the Water
Patrick
www.pureadventure.ie

Getting the right line is vital

Getting the right line is vital

Up and Over fully loaded on a warm day

Up and Over fully loaded on a warm day

Clearance for take off!!!

Clearance for take off!!!

Bloodvein View

Bloodvein View

Big Rapids

Big Rapids

My Paddling Partner and Firelighter Extraordinaire Graham

My Paddling Partner and Firelighter Extraordinaire Graham

The Daily washing Routine

The Daily washing Routine

Ray getting the Shot

Ray getting the Shot

Papids marked on the map for ease of navigation

Papids marked on the map for ease of navigation

Backing some Breads for lunch and Boiling up some Labrador tea

Backing some Breads for lunch and Boiling up some Labrador tea

Our Final campsite just afew KM from Bloodvein Reserve

Our Final campsite just afew KM from Bloodvein Reserve

 What View from the Tent every morning

What View from the Tent every morning

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

7/6/2015Uncategorized

It Really is the Stand Up Paddle Boarding Season, Nothing beats the chilled out feeling of standing up and cruising along the river Barrow with the Birds Singing and the Sun in the Sky.
Our SUP sessions are 2 hours long and cost €35 all equipment is supplied and no experience is necessary.

SUP with Friends

SUP with Friends

Check out some Images from Recent trips and Tours and a short video we made the other day!!
For more information or to book a session for you and your friends call 0872265550 or email info@pureadventure.ie
Minimum of 2 people required to run a session.

Fun with friends SUPing on the Barrow

Fun with friends SUPing on the Barrow

Learning the Pivot turn and Having Fun on the Boards

Learning the Pivot turn and Having Fun on the Boards

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April/May 2015 Course Dates

3/31/2015Uncategorized

The Following are our Course dates for April and May 2015. Our Trips run daily feel free to contact us at any time for information on a Trip or Course. Private courses can also be arranged at any time for groups or Individuals. As with all our course all equipment is supplied.

April 2015:
6th: Sea Kayaking Trip Copper Coast, 10am-1pm €45 per person

10th: Adventure Race Training: Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny 6:30-8:30pm €45 per person

11th: Level 1 Kayak skills. A 1 day introduction to kayaking perfect for anyone interested in taking up Kayaking and are looking for some training. Discounted Price of €50 per person (Course usually €70pp) Includes certification. Course is Based in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

12th: Level 1 Open Canoe skills. A 1 day introduction to Canoeing perfect for anyone interested in taking up Canoeing and are looking for some training. Discounted Price of €50 per person (Course usually €70pp) Includes certification. Course is Based in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny (Suitable for all the Family)

19th: Kayak Trip: Graiguenamanagh to St. Mullins 10am-1pm €45 per person

24th: Adventure Race Training: Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny 6:30-8:30pm €45 per person

25th & 26th: Level 2 Kayak Skills. 10am-3pm each day, €140 per person

26th: Adventure Race Training: Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny 5-7pm €45 per person

May 2015 Course Dates:

May 3rd Level 1 Open Canoe skills. A 1 day introduction to Canoeing perfect for anyone interested in taking up Canoeing and are looking for some training. Discounted Price of €50 per person (Course usually €70pp) Includes certification. Course is Based in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny (Suitable for all the Family)

May 16th & 17th :Stand Up Paddle Boards Instructor Assimilation
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Cost €100
The course is open to anyone who is a current member of Canoeing Ireland and a qualified Level 2 (Or above) Canoe or Kayak instructor, who has sufficient personal SUP experience. You should feel confident that you can demonstrate any of the skills on the Canoeing Ireland Flat water SUP skills award (Available on www.canoe.ie).
Course Tutors:Shane McElligott & Patrick McCormack
To book your place or for more info: Email: info@pureadventure.ie or phone: 087-2265550

May 30th & 31st: Level 2 Canoe & Kayak Instructor Training course
This course is open to anyone who holds the Level 3 skills award in Canoeing or Kayaking and wish to become a Canoe or Kayak instructor, you must be a member of Canoeing Ireland.
Location: Graiguenamanagh. Co. Kilkenny
Cost €180 per person
To book your place or for more info: Email: info@pureadventure.ie or phone: 087-2265550

More Dates coming in the next few days

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Courses Winter/Spring 2015

1/22/2015Uncategorized

Below are the scheduled dates for a range of Skills and Instructor courses and Assessments.
If you cant see what you are looking for feel free to contact us as we should be able to accommodate you. If you have a group interested in a course on a specific date please let us know and we can arrange it for you.
As with all our courses we can supply any equipment you may need.

Level 3 canoe skills

Level 3 canoe skills

Dates for January to March 2015:
Jan 30th & 31st: Level 3 sea kayaking skills training (You must have your level 2 kayak skills river or sea)
Location: Copper Coast, Tramore, Co. Waterford. Cost:€150
Feb 7th & 8th: Level 3 Open Canoe Skills Training and Assessment
Location Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Cost €140
Feb 28th: Level 4 Canoe Skills Training
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Cost €75
March 7th & 8th: Level 3 Canoe Skills Training & Assessment
Location Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Cost €140
March 14th & 15th: Level 2 Kayak Instructor Training course
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Cost €180
March 21st: RSR (River Safety Rescue) 2 Course
Location: Clashganny, Co. Carlow. Cost €75
March 28th & 29th: Beginners Kayaking (Level 2) skills Course
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Cost €140

Level 3 Sea Kayaking Skills

Level 3 Sea Kayaking Skills

We also have our popular Canoe and Kayak trips running along the river Barrow and Nore every day and Our Copper Coast Sea kayaking Trips are running Daily also. Contact us on 087-2265550 or info@pureadventure.ie for more info or to book a course or Trip. Group and Multiple booking discounts available.

Beginners Kayaking Course

Beginners Kayaking Course

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2014 Thats a Wrap

12/24/2014Uncategorized

Firstly from all at Pure Adventure we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Canoe Tours on The Nore

Canoe Tours on The Nore

2014 has been an amazing year for us getting to meet so many people both on and off the water and getting to share our passion for the outdoors and water sports with so many over the whole of 2014. Thank you for making our job so much fun.

Fun While Kayaking

Fun While Kayaking

Our Highlights:
>Guiding so many amazing people on the waterways of the south east
>Teaching & Training people to become independent canoeists
>Working with Duiske College to Deliver the First Outdoors Sports and Rec course
>Training & Assessing so many of the future generation of Paddle Sports Instructors
>Being a Finalist in the Kilkenny Business of the year Awards
>Being the Number 1 Provider of Certified Canoeing Ireland Courses in 2014.
>And So much more

We really would like to thank everyone who uses our services over the last year and we look forward to meeting you again in 2015.

Winter & Spring Course Dates 2015 will be posted on the Early New Year!

Happy Christmas
Patrick & Philp

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Summer Dates For your Diary!

5/12/2014Uncategorized

Summer Course and Camp Dates: 2014

June:

Adult Evening Kayaking Courses (4 sessions):

Our Adult Evening kayak sessions are perfect if you have little or No Kayaking experience, the courses are run by our highly experienced and qualified instructors and are based on Canoeing Irelands Level 2 Skills award. This course will give you the skills needed to be safe and have fun on flat water while kayaking with friends or family. We supply all the equipment needed so all you need to do is turn up and have fun.

June Evening Course Locations and dates as follows:

Waterford (Dunmore East), Tuesday Evenings 7-9pm, Dates: June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
Kilkenny City, Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm Dates: June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Thursday Evening 7-9pm, Dates: June 5th, 12th, 19th
& 26th

Learn To Kayak and Have Fun!!!

Learn To Kayak and Have Fun!!!

Weekend Courses June:
June 7 & 8th: Level 3 Canoe Skills Training and Assessment. Location River Barrow

June 14th & 15th: Level 3 Kayak Skills Training & Assessment: Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny. Perfect if you have your level 2 skills and are looking to Improve your River Kayaking.

June 22nd: RSR 2 (River Safety Rescue) skills award. This Is a 1 day Course that will give you and your Friends the skills to Navigate and Rescue each other on Grade 2 Water. Weather your a Kayaker or Canoeist this course is for you. Location Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny 10am- 4pm

June 28th & 29th:
Level 2 Kayak Instructor Training, Location Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny. Pre-requisite to this course is level 3 kayak skills award:

July: Kids Summer Camps (Ages 11-16)

Kilkenny City: July 21st – 25th Monday-Friday, Morning 10am-12:30pm All equipment supplied, Have fun, Learn to Kayak & Be outside. Cost €100 per person.

Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, July 28th to Aug 1st. Monday-Friday, Morning 10am-12:30pm or Afternoon 1:30pm-4pm. All equipment supplied, Have fun, Learn to Kayak & Be outside. Cost €100 per person.

More Dates: Coming soon:

Fun While Kayaking

Fun While Kayaking

Kayaking Summer Camps

Kayaking Summer Camps

As usual all our Course and Camps we can supply all the equipment needed. The courses are ideal for anyone in Dublin, Wicklow, Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford, Carlow as our Main Location in Graiguenamanagh is very central.
As usual we can also arrange courses/camps for your preferred dates if you have a small group interested in a course, Our trips and tours are also running daily so be sure to contact us directly if you are interested in getting out on the water.

087-2265550
info@pureadventure.ie

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Spring/Summer Course Dates

4/3/2014Uncategorized

The Days are getting longer and the water is getting warm!!! That must mean it is time for our Spring and Summer Canoeing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Courses!!!!

If you cant see what you are looking for below then feel free to contact us, If you have a group and wish to organise your own private course please contact us and of course if you have any questions please contact us!

Pre-booking is essential for all courses!

April 2014
April 5th & 6th
Level 3 Open Canoe Instructor Assessment
Location Clashganny, Co. Carlow.

April 7th
RSR 2 (River Safety Rescue):
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

April 19th & 20th
Level 2 Open Canoe Instructor Training
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny
Pre-requisite: You must have your Level 3 Canoe Skills Certificate of Equivalent.

April 26th
Introduction to Kayaking Course (3 hours)
10am or 2pm Course Strarts
Location Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny
No Experience Necessary, just come along and Give it a go.

April 27th
Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding (2 hours) 10am
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny
No Experience Necessary, just come along and Give it a go

May 2014

Evening Beginners Kayaking Course Kilkenny (4 evenings, 7-9pm):
Dates: May 13th, 15th, 20th & 22nd

Evening Beginners Kayaking Course Waterford (4 evenings, 7-9pm)
Dates: May 12th, 14th, 19th & 21st

No experience is needed for our Evening beginners course it is the perfect course to get into kayaking and learn the fundamental skills to enjoy our waterways all courses are Canoeing Ireland Certified and our beginners course are aimed to bring you towards level 2 skills! Each evening is 2 hours long and runs from 7-9pm

June, July And August Course Dates will be announced shortly.

As with all Pure adventures courses, all equipment is supplied so you just need to turn up and have some fun with some of the best and most experienced instructors in the country!

Any questions feel free to contact us
info@pureadventure.ie
087-2265550

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Whisk them away for an Adventurous Valentines Day!!

2/4/2014Uncategorized

Pure Adventure is Once Again offering you a Funky, Fun & Adventurous way to celebrate Valentines day with your Loved one.
Everyone does the Roses and a card so why not change it up a bit this year and have yourself an adventure.

Valentines day adventures

Valentines day adventures

We have a great reputation for working with small groups and delivering great days out for couples so why not Join us this Valentines day for a fun Decent of the River Barrow By Kayak or Canoe.
Our Kayaks and Canoes are designed to give you the best experience possible as we descend the river Barrow.

Have an Adventure Together

Have an Adventure Together

A lovely Couple Enjoying a day out on the river!

A lovely Couple Enjoying a day out on the river!

As usual Feel free to Contact us if you would Like to Book your Valentines Adventure, We also have A beginners Kayaking course on all weekend so if you want a fun adventurous weekend away just give us a call.

Patrick 087-2265550 or info@pureadventure.ie

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Skills Courses Winter/Spring 2014

1/21/2014Uncategorized

Hi All Hopefully everyone had a great Christmas and New Years and are enjoying the crisp winter days.
Below are some of our Canoe and Kayak Weekend courses that we are offering over Winter and Spring 2014.
If you are looking for a course or Assessment and cant see it here Feel free to contact us as we will organise it for you or if you would like a mid week course just give us a call. We also have our Normal Trips and Tours running Daily if You wish to get out on the river or sea just give us a call.

February 8th & 9th:
Level 3 Open Canoe Skills Training & Assessment
Location: River Barrow

Level 3 Open Canoe Skills

Level 3 Open Canoe Skills

February 14th:
Special Couples Only Valentines day Trip

February 15th & 16th:
Beginners Kayaking Course, Level 2 (Learn to kayak in a fun and friendly environment with some of the most experienced instructors in the country).
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Beginners Kayaking Courses

Beginners Kayaking Courses

February 22nd & 23rd:
Level 4 Open Canoe Skills Training and Assessment
Location River Barrow/ South East.

March 9th
RSR 2 (River Safety Rescue) Canoe & Kayak
Location River Barrow.

March 29th & 30th
Level 2 Kayak Instructor Training
Location Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny.

April 5th & 6th
Level 3 Open Canoe Instructor Assessment
Location South East.

More Courses will be added For April and May in the Coming weeks.
Group Discounts Available and all equipment can be supplied if necessary.
All Pure Adventures Canoeing & Kayaking Courses are run By fully Qualified and Highly Experienced Instructors and are approved By Canoeing Ireland (Irish Canoe Union).
Looking forward to Seeing You on the Water.

White Water Canoe Skills

White Water Canoe Skills

Our Main Location for Our courses is Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny on the river Barrow, This is just over and Hour from Dublin, 35 Min from Carlow town, Kilkenny City And Waterford City. We also use Locations on the Rivers Nore & Suir as-well as on the coast in Waterford.
If you have a group And would like a course we can run it in your area anywhere in Ireland!

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Phone: +35387 226 5550

Email: info@pureadventure.ie

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About us:

Your Adventure starts here!

Pure Adventure is based in The Heart of the South East or Ireland with a base in Kilkenny and in Waterford. We pride ourselves on the service we provide with top of the range equipment, highly qualified Guides and stunning locations. Our activities are suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Trips and Tours run daily.
  • Join us for a day you will never forget.
  • Pre-booking is essential.
  • All equipment supplied.

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