No membership, no problem!

No membership, no problem! Non-member Entries We’ve had a few queries into us here at Liffey Descent HQ specifically relating to non-member entries and insurance. Historically one needed to be a member of Canoeing Ireland to participate in the race, this is no longer...
2018 Liffey Descent – Irish Times

2018 Liffey Descent – Irish Times

On a day when low water caused carnage, British pair Nicky Cresser and Tom Lusty were the winners of the K2 class at the 59th Liffey Descent canoe marathon yesterday (Saturday September 15) Ireland had two wins – Jenny Egan and John Simmons were first in the mixed K2...

The first 20 years of the Liffey Descent

Written by source unknown circa 1979 The Liffey Descent in its 20 years of existence (at time of writing. ed) has been to paddlers joy, frustrations satisfaction, humiliation, elation, disgust, thrill, terror, jubilation and consternation. Its continued attraction and...

A Liffey Descent Note – words by Iain Maclean

I fell in love with the Liffey Descent over fifty years ago when I first encountered the event as ayoung man. I had been regaled with stories from older paddlers of the excitement and dangersof the race. Taken with the length of the race relative to other races of the...

Liffey descent hits 50 and is still on the up

When a group of friends organised the first Liffey canoe race in 1960 to coincide with the Dublin Boat Show, little did they know what they were starting. Half a century on, the Liffey Descent, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday, remains the biggest,...

Iain MacLean – Liffey Descent

Liffey Descent by Iain Maclean I have written this not because I believe I am the most knowledgeable, or the best or even the most experienced person who has had any involvement with the Liffey Descent. I am doing it because I love the Liffey Descent and in the hope...
O’Meara conquers the Liffey

O’Meara conquers the Liffey

WITH water levels quite respectable, thanks to a summer’s rain and the usual generous flood courtesy of the ESB, the biggest danger to paddlers at Saturday’s Jameson Liffey Descent was commentator, Tony Martin. Perched above Straffan weir just after the...

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