ISKA Symposium 2019 Donegal

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fionatrahe
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ISKA Symposium 2019 Donegal

Post by fionatrahe » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:47 am

This year’s Symposium will take place in north-west Donegal on 4th/5th/6th October. A wonderful coastline peppered with islands awaits us with spectacular and varied paddling options for both good and bad weather!

The Symposium will be centred around the Errigal An Oige Hostel. We’ve also sourced a few self-catering houses nearby and have done a deal with a nearby hotel Ostan Loch Altan for those who prefer a bit more comfort. The hostel has shared rooms and there are a limited number of double rooms available in houses and also in the hotel. If you want a double just book as two singles - there's a space later on the form where you can say who you want to share with and if a double is needed and we should be able to accommodate you. Sat night’s dinner will be a short walk down the road from the hostel in the Dunlewey centre. There’ll be a shuttle Saturday night to bring people to/from the hotel (12mins away), it will also pick up / drop off from the hostel and houses if it’s raining.

https://anoige.ie/errigal-youth-hostel/
http://www.ostanlochaltan.com/index.htm
http://dunleweycentre.com/

We have the usual mix of full-day & half day paddles at various levels from L2 up, incident mgmt., rolling, Greenland paddle tryout, etc – more details closer to the event.

This year we’re offering an early bird discount to members. As there’s a limited amount of each accommodation type, to increase your chances of getting your preference, get your booking in early!
It'll also really help with the planning if we get bookings and payment in early. Don't worry if you have to cancel for some reason we'll refund you - details are on the form.

The Booking form is now online at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... A/viewform
I’ll send out a form shortly for anyone who wants to print and fill out a paper copy.
Post any questions here or email iskasymp@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Fiona (on behalf of the ISKA committee)

conorsmith
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Re: ISKA Symposium 2019 Donegal

Post by conorsmith » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:54 am

Symposium payment details and options:

1. Paypal using the email address - iskasymp@gmail.com


2. Cheque payable to Irish Sea Kayak Association posted to:
Irish Sea Kayak Assoc c/o Conor Smith,
12 Park Row, Francis Street, Ennis, Co Clare



3. Bank online Electronic Fund Transfer directly to the Irish Sea Kayak Assoc account
Bank of Ireland Ranelagh
BIC - BOFI IE2D
IBAN - IE25 BOFI 9001 9965 5617 57

Make sure you note your details in any comment/note section, i.e. just your name should suffice.


Payment in advance as early as possible would be appreciated, preferably immediately after your booking. We will not be collecting money over the weekend. If you have to cancel at a later date, full refunds will be given.

Thank you.

fionatrahe
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Re: ISKA Symposium 2019 Donegal

Post by fionatrahe » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:28 pm

The Symposium is getting closer - thanks to all who have booked already.
If you haven't, booking link is at end of this email.

As well as the usual good craic, socialising and sharing 2019 paddling stories, here are some things to look forward to:
- Full-day/half-days trips for various levels with a great bunch of talented and experienced kayakers. Likely destinations are:
- Gola and Umfin
- Inisbofin, Inishdooey and Inishbeg
- Horn head
- Surf session with Robin Ruddock
- Paddle with incidents - bring your safety kit and expect to use it - with Eileen Murphy and Sean Pierce
- Greenland rolling and greenland paddle tryout with Peter and Dave
- L3 assessment with Geo
- as numbers are limited for this please let me know beforehand if interested.
There's a cost of €5 for the certificate and you must be a CI member to get the cert.
Check out L3 expectations here and start practising :)
https://canoe.ie/skills-awards/level-3- ... lls-award/
- iCanoe discount shop
- buy-and-sell corner - bring your spare kit along.
- guest speaker Ian Millar who will share his experience of sea-stack climbing. https://uniqueascent.ie/
- ISKA AGM - we'll keep it short and sweet :)
- fund-raising raffle for RNLI (if you can donate a spot prize please get in touch)
- the 2019 copy of Treasna na dTonnta - get in touch with Sue if you have photos or articles to contribute
https://www.iska.ie/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3785



Looking forward to seeing you there.
Fiona

PS: If you haven't booked yet or have filled in the form, but not yet paid, take note that we'll have to finalise hotel and house bookings by 28th Sept, so will be releasing any reserved accommodation that's not paid for by then and are likely to only have limited hostel accommodation after that. So get those bookings in.
Booking form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... A/viewform

fionatrahe
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Re: ISKA Symposium 2019 Donegal

Post by fionatrahe » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Horn head waterfall
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fionatrahe
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Re: ISKA Symposium 2019 Donegal

Post by fionatrahe » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:57 pm

The beach back of Gola
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colinfrancis
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Re: ISKA Symposium 2019 Donegal

Post by colinfrancis » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 pm

Look ford to the weekend ,, save travel to all

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