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Sea kayaking to Baily Lighthouse Howth (COVID-19 Update)

Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021 - 2:30pm

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Following government guidelines and restrictions we intend to resume kayaking trips. Our group sizes are restricted due to COVID19 situation to 15 people per session, only people from same household will be sat together in 1 double kayak, otherwise you will be using kayak on your own. Equipment cleaned with antibacterial solution and sanitiser after each use, there will be no changing facilities available until further notice. We will provide wetsuits/boots and gloves for single use only, which have been laundered and sanitised. Strict 2 meter social distance will apply at all times. It is your own responsibility to follow guidelines in regards to traveling distance restrictions from your own home.

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Sea kayaking trip to Baily Lighthouse.

1. About the Trip

Come and join us for a fun Kayaking trip around the coastline from Shielmartin road in Howth North towards the Baily Lighthouse..

We Kayak along the coastline from Beach North towards the Lighthouse. We pass a Martello tower, one of many of  built along the coast of Ireland. These Towers were built during the 19th century as coastal Forts.Fear of Fear of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte reached panic proportions among  On this trip we see plenty of sea birds including cormerants, sea gulls and terns on the Cliffs, and hopefully some seals .We kayak out to a point where we can see the daily lighthouse. This kayaking session is suitable for the beginners, but all of you have to be 18 years of age and over and must know how to swim. 

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2. History

The Baily Lighthouse is located on a rocky promontory over looking Dublin Bay. It was at this location that the Norse Vikings fled to regroup after the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 and was also the point where they boarded their long boats and left Howth for the last time after the Normans invasion in 1177.  In 1667 it was decided to build a light signal here to warn ships of the danger at night. The Bailey Lighthouse as you see it today was built in 1814 and it’s tower stands 134 feet above the sea. A fog bell was later added in 1853  In 1996, the lighthouse was converted to automatic operation, and the last of the Keepers left in 1997, making Baily the last Irish lighthouse to go automatic.We stop on a small beach area in the base of the cliffs for some refreshments. We do take some photos during the trip which we will upload to the webpage after the trip. The trip follows the coastline North towards the Baily Lighthouse. We take a short break for some refreshments and a few photos before Kayaking back .

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3. We Will Provide:

- all the equipment and sit on top kayaks, life jackets

- wetsuit 3mm, spay top, water boots 3mm, gloves 3mm

- full safety instruction, instructors all the time during trip

- we will make your pictures, you can download after session any time for free

- changing facilities (not available in moment)

- place to keep your belongings (not available in moment)

- free water, tea, coffee and snacks (not available in moment)

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4. What you need to bring

- €120 fee ( rest of the fee if you have paid a deposit)

- Swim wear

- Sports wear and trainers

- Towel

- Change of Clothes

- Bottle of water

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5. Payment:

You will have to pay a deposit of 5 euros (non-refundable if you don’t show up and refundable in case we have to cancel kayaking trip due to bad weather).

To secure your RSVP a €5 non-refundable deposit (the remaining €95 to be paid in cash on the day) needs to be made via PAYPAL:

6. Directions:

If you are driving once you come to the Sutton Cross junction, follow the road called Greenfield road, in about about 800 meters you will need to turn right and drive along coast line till the end of the strand road, you pass Sailing Club, drive more straight for about 500 meters and you will see us.

If you are coming by bus you will need to take number 31A from lower

Abbey Street and you will need to come out of the stop N688 which is stops at the Shielmartin road and. Once you come out of the bus you

should see us.


7. Cancellation policy:

- For this kayaking trip to go ahead there must be at least group of 8 people.

- If we have to cancel due to bad weather conditions I will let you know within 48 hours so keep an eye on all the time.

- If trip was cancelled we will reschedule for next available trip or we will refind your deposit.

If you need to contact me directly my phone number is: 0858 313 400

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