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Women get to make a splash to stay active

At the launch of Women on the Water in Killorglin were, from left, Colette Lawlor, Canoeing Ireland, Mary McGrath, Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin and Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership with members of the Canoe Club.
Picture: Pauline Dennigan

A NEW programme designed to promote a greater participation by women in sports and outdoor life has been launched with a real focus on maximising the health and fitness potential offered by Kerry’s lakes and rivers.

The Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water initiative was launched by former government minister Jimmy Deenihan in his capacity as Chairperson of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership.

“Kerry’s abundant waterways provide an ideal environment for people to get outside and get active and the objective is to create a pathway to introduce women to the outdoors and to promote our abundance of waterways for sport and recreational purposes,” he said.

“The objective is to create a pathway to introduce women to the outdoors and to promote our abundance of waterways for sport and recreational purposes”.

Kerry’s Women on the Water programme was devised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Killorglin-based Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin and women are invited to a beginner based Kayaking programme, suitable for those without any prior experience on the water. It will take place over five weeks, on Friday evenings from 7.00pm-9.00pm, commencing on of August 28.

Patrice Diggin, Community Sports Development Officer with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, said it is a fantastic opportunity for all women who would like to meet new people and get active while being outdoors in nature and on the water.

The programme will be held in line with HSE guidelines and Sport Ireland requirements on Covid-19 protocols.

For further details contact [email protected] or call 066-7184776.

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