It all starts tomorrow! The 2023 Liffey Descent will start at 12pm on Saturday 6th May. We would like to remind all competitors that registration is from 5-8pm at the Garda Boat club.

Some final updates –

  • A reminder to not enter the main K Club entrance for the race start. Use the side gate which will be sign posted
  • The water temperature is colder at this time of year – 9 degrees.
  • Communions are taking place in Straffan village. Some delays should be expected
  • A section of the R403 that leads into Celbridge will be closed late evening of May 5th and won’t reopen until the 8th. Plan accordingly
  • Campers please use the river side of the field as the roadside is an overflow car park
  • Parking is located in St Brendans GAA pitch next door to the Garda Boat club.
  • Please stick to the parking plan below. NO PARKING ON THE PITCH

Thanks to our partners

Sport Ireland, ESB, South Dublin County Council, Dublin’s Outdoors, Dublin City Council, The K Club, Canoe Marathon Ireland, The Garda Boat Club, Greyhound and EsmarkFinch


A massive thank you to the clubs and rescue teams –

  • Underwater Hockey Ireland
  • Waterford marine rescue
  • Black Falcon SWRT
  • Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue
  • PSNI
  • Bridge rescue Caving/Scout Group
  • Training Centre Staff
  • Defence Forces
  • Meelick and Eyrecourt
  • Celbridge paddlers
  • Phoenix kayak club
  • Cabra KC
  • Balto KC
  • Wild Water Kayak Club
  • Rockhoppers KC
  • Limerick Kayak Academy
  • Silver Bridge KC
  • Wild Water KC
  • Canoe Centre
  • Athy Kayaking and rowing club
  • Kilcullen KC

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