Disclaimer, Terms of service and Legal stuff
(This is the failsafe for a users lack of common sense)
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Irishwhitewater.com provides its service to you, and as users, you are subject to the following Terms of Service and disclaimers, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. In addition, when using particular IrishWhitewater.com services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.
This site is for informational use only - you must make your own informed decision as to whether it's safe to paddle or not. If you are not capable of making informed decisions, or lack the skill please do not use this website.
This decision should be based on sound knowledge of kayaking and white-water. If you have any inquires about kayaking qualifications please contact: the Irish Canoe Union
All information on these and associated pages, including (but not limited to) descriptions of rapids, levels, directions, and weather, is subject to change without notice(and may not be accurate). Like a guidebook, these pages are intended as a service to the paddling community and should never be viewed as a substitute for careful river-reading, scouting, and assessment of skills. Recommended 'runnable' water levels do not constitute a determination of conditions under which a stream is 'safe.' Neither IrishWhitewater.com, its officers, directors, employees, moderators, contributors, nor the volunteers who provide information in these pages can be held liable for any decisions based on the information provided in these pages. Opinions expressed on these and associated pages are not necessarily those of Irishwhitewater.com its officers, directors, or employees.
The information provided on IrishWhitewater.com is intended only as a reference.
IrishWhitewater.com assumes no responsibility for any consequence resulting from any action or inaction taken based on the information, services or other material on this site. The water (rivers, ocean, lakes) descriptions provided by Irishwhitewater.com serve as a general guide and what to expect. But, because the character of rivers, lakes, and oceans and its surroundings can change significantly in a day, month or year, the information should not be regarded as an exact description of what you will experience on a given day. It is the responsibility of each person to find out what lies ahead and be able to deal with situations as they arise. Playing in rivers, oceans or lakes in any kind of watercraft is inherently risky. Each individual is responsible for his/her own safety. The authors of the river descriptions on the IrishWhitewater.com site are in no way responsible or liable for any loss of life or property that may occur when using rivers, lakes or oceans.
Descriptions that include routes though private property, do not imply the permission to gain access to that land by the land owner. Each case should be investigated by the individual. Just because it appears on Irishwhitewater.com doesn't mean you have access on it.
Assuming the risk yourself and minimizing it!
Always Scout, beware the unrunnable, unscoutable, unportageable!
Safety must be the foremost consideration in any water sport activity. While kayaking is a challenging and rewarding sport, it presents the risk of serious injury or death. Kayaking is an acquired skill; there is no substitute for experience. A boat owner is obligated to understand that kayaking, canoeing, or any other form of boating is potentially dangerous. The user of information contained on this website is personally responsible for his/her own safety and assumes all risks of and responsibility for any injury or death which might occur while using information from this site.
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(I picked up some of this page from sites all over the net, a big thank you to those websites, too many to list here)Updated: December 11