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ISKA Symposium 2017

This year’s ISKA symposium will be in Coláiste UISCE, in Belmullet, co Mayo, the location of the 2012 and 2013 symposia, on October 13-15, 2017. The provisional agenda for the symposium is as follows:

Friday 13 October
18:00 Registration open at Uisce
22:00 Documentary

Saturday 14 October
07:30 Breakfast
09:30 Briefing
10:30 Morning session/full day session on the water
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Afternoon session on the water
17:30 All sessions return to Uisce
18:00 Wreath laying at Blacksod lighthouse
19:00 AGM
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Pub quiz with raffle

Sunday 15 October
07:30 Breakfast
09:30 Briefing
10:30 Morning session/full day session on the water
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Any afternoon session on the water

There will be the usual selection of sessions, for example:

  • Incident management
  • Forward paddling
  • Greenland rolling
  • Leadership and seamanship
  • Moving water/tide races
  • Coastal navigation and/or open water navigation
  • Rock hopping
  • Surfing
  • VHF course
  • Full day paddle
  • Half day paddle

Please complete and return the Booking Form to reserve your place. See booking form for details. If you have any questions, email

For those of you thinking to arriving on Thursday, there is no accommodation available in Coláiste UISCE on Thursday night. They have sent me a list of local alternatives:

Symposium Thanks


On behalf of myself, Martin and ISKA, I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the providers and our own members for leading and managing trips and events over the weekend.  Thanks also to everyone who attended and participated.  Numbers registered in some format or another came to 103 and the weather gods certainly played their part, in what turned into an excellent weekend.

Some pictures and comments can been seen on Facebook through the following link:


ISKA Symposium 2013

Dear Paddlers

The ISKA website is temporarily offline due to technical difficulties and cannot be repaired as quickly as we would like.  To keep you up to date on the Symposium 2013, we have pointed at this temporary site. We will have the main website back to you as soon as we can.

For updates, questions or comments, please mail Conor on

Conor – 086 8283 247
Martin – 089 4359 706

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For the symposium booking form, click the following link:

Download the form, complete and return to  Alternatively, you can post the form to – Conor Smith, 12 Park Row, Francis Street, Ennis, Co Clare.

€140 – Symposium events, 2 Nights B&B, Sat Evening Meal, 2 pack lunches;
€120 – As above, with you sleeping in your own camper van or tent;
€110 – Symposium, 1 night B&B, Sat Evening Meal, 2 pack lunches;
€80 – Symposium and Saturday evening meal;
€45 – Symposium events only.

You can make your payment at the event HOWEVER, it would help us greatly if you could make the payment when submitting your booking form with the options:

1. If posting your application, you can enclose a cheque made payable to ISKA;
2. If using Paypal, please ensure you make payment
.    to the email address –

FULL payments only at this stage.

Full refunds will be made, if you subsequently have to cancel.