Kayak Pass & Slalom Course Clonmel
Project: Kayak Pass & Slalom Course Clonmel
Client: Tipperary County Council
Designer: Tipperary County Council
Location: Lady Blessingtons Baths, Clonmel
The 250m long Slalom Course located at Suir Island in Clonmel is the longest, purposed-built slalom course in Ireland and home to Ireland’s national team.
The works involved the placement of a purpose designed reinforced concrete kayak pass on the existing Lady Blessington’s Weir and down-stream purpose designed slalom course with associated access steps and ancillary items to upgrade the section of the Suir for the promotion of recreational use of the natural amenity.
- Import of suitable temporary fill material to facilitate access the existing weir adjustment works.
- Excavation to suitable formation of the river bed adjacent to the existing weir;
- Installation of a reinforced concrete base.
- Installation of prescribed rock amour.
- Backfilling of the weir structure with compacted suitable approved fill material;
- Excavation at upstream and downstream locations for provision of access/egress concrete steps;
- Construction of reinforced concrete steps; fixing of steel, formwork and placing concrete.
- Construction of detailed rock armour obstacles on the river bed to provide slalom effect ;
- Drilling and anchoring 6 wall brackets on the southern bank (right bank) flood defence wall.