Trim Canoe Club provides a limited number of Canoeing Ireland certified Level 2 beginner courses during the Summer months. The course is offered to membership applicants only. We do not provide training commercially. 

The L2 course typically takes place over a weekend and is a two day course running from 10am to 4pm each day unless otherwise advised.


Register here to express your interest in future Level 2 courses or email to find out more. 


  • Applicants must be able to swim 25 metres unaided.
  • Applicants must be 18+ on the first day of the course.


  • Pricing for L2 training is €175 per person (2-day course)

 The cost includes:

  • Provision of required gear (see below).
  • Annual club membership for the remaining year.


  • Payment to be sent by bank transfer at least 7 days in advance.
  • Details for bank transfer will be sent to applicants along with the course sign-up form once the course details and numbers are finalised.
  • If applicants cannot be reached within the final 4 days of the course without payment then their place will be offered to the public.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations within 3 days will incur a 75% cost if that place cannot be filled.
  • If the course is cancelled by Trim Canoe Club due to weather, water levels, or any other reason, all participants will receive an 100% refund within 3 working days.
  • Trim Canoe Club reserves the right to cancel without reason in order to protect the privacy of our volunteers.
  • In the event of a course cancellation then every effort will be made by Trim Canoe Club to reschedule the training for the applicants.

Course Curriculum:

Full details on the skills covered in the Level 2 Canoeing Ireland certified course available here.

Items we provide:

  • Boat
  • Paddle
  • Wetsuit
  • Cag
  • Buoyancy aid (PFD)
  • Spray deck
  • Helmet

Items you need to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Old runners or water-sports booties
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Packed lunch
  • Hand sanitizer and sunscreen for face and hands
  • Light sports top / rash vest for underneath wetsuit

Child Protection:

Trim Canoe Club does not currently have any junior programs and as such we operate our introductory courses for adults only (18+) in order to comply with Canoeing Ireland’s child protection policy. Children in the club as part of a family membership are to be supervised at all times both on and off the water by their parents / legal guardians per our safeguarding policy. Trim Canoe Club cannot currently accommodate individual membership of children (u18) or vulnerable adults.