History of the Liffey - the first 20

The Liffey Descent web site is dedicated to accumulating the best possible collection of articles, stories, photographs and hopefully some video clips covering the event from it's inception in 1960 to the present day.

The site will include a medals table, results for each event. If you have any other suggestions please let us know.

Try our search facility which allows you enter your details and have displayed a list of all the Descents you competed in along with the class, your finishing time and place.

So far the content of the site has been taken from The Paddler and Kayak magazines. If you have any other sources of information we would be delighted to hear from you The article 20 Years of the Liffey Descent has been taken from The Paddler magazine of August 1980. The authors are to be thanked for their efforts in recording the history of the event from its inception in 1960 to 1980.

The Paddler:
Published by P.R.O Irish Canoe Union
News Editor Paddy O'Rourke
Layout/Artwork Editor Declan O'Donovan
Photos Michael Feeney, 
Padraic Sweeney, 
R Connolly, 
K Clarke, 
Michael O'Byrne
Advertising Paul Murphy

Additional articles are taken from Kayak magazine "The Magazine for all interested in Canoeing in Ireland".

Editor W Hallowes
Art Editor R Taylor
Advertising L Hyland
Treasurer J Banim
Typography A Hallowes

Coincidentally I became involved in canoeing in 1979 and have have gathered as much information on the event as I could beg borrow or acquire with the aim of presenting as complete a history as possible. In particular I have concentrated on the results, I have been producing the Liffey Descent results since 1980. If you have any interesting articles, special photographs or anything else of interest to those interested in this special event please let me know.

If you are the photographer of any of the shots used in these pages please let me know and I will give you credit.  If you can provide the original photograph that would be even better and allow me to improve the quality of the image.