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Nevsail Watersports

Operating from Kilkee since 2004, Nevsail provides training courses in Sailing, Windsurfing, Power boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Surfing, Rock-Climbing, Stand-Up-Paddle Boarding and much more for people of all ages. Nevsail is recognised by the Irish Sailing Association as a National Training Centre, the Irish Canoe Union and Mountaineering Ireland and all our instructors are fully qualified.

A Water sports Easter and Summer camp runs in March/April and in June, July and August for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16.

And we cater largely with schools tours, groups and team building outings, sports teams, stags/hen parties, Transition Years, scouts and youth reach organisations. A variety of activities are on offer.

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Powerboating
  • Surfing
  • Stand-Up-Paddle boarding
  • Boogie boarding
  • Snorkling
  • Raft building and much more

For further information please visit our website.


Nevsail is a National Training Centre for the Irish Sailing Association and on successfully completing one of our Courses Participants will be awarded with a certificate of proficiency. Run by I.S.A Qualified Instructors learn to sail in comfort and style with our NEW Drascombe Lugger in and around Kilkee Bay.(We may change location depending on weather and sea conditions). We run half day taster session,full day, weekend and week long courses from complete beginners to Improvers levels.

Both children and adult courses are provided from January until November.


Even if you have never tried windsurfing before, our experienced instructors at Nevsail and range of up to date equipment will ensure that you are up and going in no time. We start off with onshore tuition, followed by on the water tuition under the watchful eye of the instructor who is there to give you all the advice you need.

So, IF IT'S BLASTING ACROSS KILKEE BAY,BUMPING AND JUMPING ON THE WAVES OR A BIT OF FREESTYLE THAT APPEALS TO YOU, BOOK NOW to experience the thrills and excitement of one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland. We run Taster Sessions, 1 DAY BEGINNER and 2 DAY IMPROVER COURSES in windsurfing all week long as well as at weekends.


At Nevsail Watersports we have an experienced staff of Kayaking and Canoeing Instructors and run our Kayaking/Canoeing courses from January until November.

We run Official I.C.U. (Irish Canoe union) Kayak and Canoe Courses most weekends. Once you have successfully completed your course you will receive a certificate from the I.C.U . We have a range of courses on offer including : 1 or 2 day kayak and canoe courses, 2.5 hour lessons with an Instructor, or alternatively you can hire a kayak/ canoe for an hour.  We have easy to use sit on top kayaks, which are self bailing,....which means that a complete beginner can paddle safely. We also have enclosed kayaks for the more proficient kayakers as well as 16ft long Sea Kayaks for exploring the coastline which will guarantee you great fun and excitement.


Nevsail Watersports runs Surfing in Kilkee when the waves are available and we are now running Surfari Trips to White Strand and Dougmore in Doonbeg when we have no waves to play with in kilkee. Kids Surfari Camps will run during Easter Break and all Summer long for kids aged 9 to 16 years. With our Surfari Camps participants will be dropped and picked up by us to the surfing location. Each day is 2 hours of surfing, Monday to Friday. Courses, surf rentals and groups are all catered also.

Power boating

Nevsail Watersports is a National Training Centre for Power boating in Ireland and all our courses follow the Irish Sailing Association Guildlines. On successfully completing one of our Power boating Courses participants will be awarded with a recognized Certificate.

These courses that we run will teach you how to handle a Powerboat correctly for everyday use and emergency situations, providing you with the high safety standards on the water and making sure you get the most of your boat.

Each course offers plenty of personal attention and the opportunity to target certain aspects of Power boating that is of most relevance to you.

Private tuition in your own Power boat may also be available.....just ask for details.

ROCK CLIMBING - Indoor and outdoor climbing

NEW - NEVSAIL'S Indoor Climbing Wall

Come and Experience our New Indoor Rock Climbing wall in Presentation Secondary School, Limerick which is a really great way to exercise, work-out or stay in shape this winter. And at the same time, it is very exciting, fun and is a little different from the norm.


Kids Open Sessions: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sat and Sundays from 3:30pm-5pm and from 5pm-6:30pm.

Adults Open Sessions: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays - 7-9:30pm.

CLIMBING COURSES: Loophead and the Burren

Discover Climbing Course: Our beginner courses are designed to let you experience climbing for the first time. You will receive an introduction to the wall facility and equipment, safety brief, belay training, ropework and climbing techniques - all the while receiving ongoing instruction and encouragement from our friendly, experienced and qualified instructors.

Improvers Courses:

More about the lead course

Many climbers find it difficult to make the leap from top roped to lead climbing and although lead climbing can be a more satisfying and enjoyable way of climbing it can also be more dangerous, if done badly. The lead climbing course is especially aimed at climbers that have come through our intro courses or Taster Sessions, but might also suit people that have been taught by friends up to the top roping level and now want to take it a stage further. These courses take you safely through all aspects of lead climbing on an indoor wall and can't be recommended too highly.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING (SUP) is a traditional Hawaiian sport which promotes balance, strength and general fitness. It is excellent for surfers and non-surfers alike, as it provides an isometric workout that strengthens your core muscle groups, while giving you a FUN and EXCITING way to view the natural surroundings.

And now, we are delighted to announce that we now offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Nevsail Watersports. SUPping as its known is great combination of skills, fun and it will get you surf fit as well!

Every Monday evening from 7-9 for the Summer Season we will be based at Doonbeg pier just outside Kilkee, where we will be running a 2 hour SUP lesson/trip.

Kilkee Waterworld

For indoor swimming there is Kilkee Waterworld, a modern facility built in recent years at the eastern side of the town. Waterworld is a popular all weather facility with a range of indoor water attractions including a bubble pool, shower geysers, the 'lazy river ride' and a 61m crystal tower slide.

Opening Hours

Off-season: Please phone for details (065) 9056855

  • June - Open Weekdays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Weekends 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • July & August - Open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily

Classes available.  Special Offer make 3 visits to Kilkee Waterworld get 4th visit free.

The Pollock Holes/ Local natural swimming pools

Located at the West End of Kilkee, a very popular place for adults and children alike for swimming and fishing in the rock pools and a great place to explore.