The 60th Liffey Descent will take place on Saturday December 14th and to mark the occasion a new book outlining the history of the event was launched in Dublin’s City Hall over the weekend.
“The Liffey Descent – 60 Years of Ireland’s Toughest Canoeing Challenge” has been written by Iain Maclean, himeslf a veteran of 50 descents and there was a big crowd gathered of those who had played a part in the history.
They included Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan who has completed it 25 times himself, and Jenny Egan, many times a winner at the event and Bronze Medallist at the 2018 World Championships.
The race will start on the grounds of the K Club in Straffan. County Kildare and stretches 30 kilometres to the Garda Boat Club at Islandbridge in Dublin.
Much like major running races sucha as the KBC Dublin Marathon there will be a mix of international paddlers in racing classes and those who are taking part for the experience.
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