Membership of the Canoe Union

There are two ways of joining the Irish Canoe Union


Individual Membership
Costs €30 and is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.  To join, just download the application form below and return with appropriate fee to the ICU Office by attaching it to an email adressed to kris@canoe.ie or by post to Irish Canoe Union, Sport HQ, Park West, Dublin 12.

Membership through an ICU Registered Club
An ICU Registered Club can register its members as with the Canoe Union at any time while the club is registered with the Canoe Union. The Annual Club Registration Fee is €100. The fee per senior club member to is €20. The fee per junior club member to is €5.

Please note: Only the secretary of an ICU Registered Club can register club members with the Canoe Union. A club member's registration with the Canoe Union expires when the club's registration expires, regardless of when that person paid their club membership fee or when the person was registered by their club with the Canoe Union.

To complete the forms below on your computer  & email to the Canoe Union Office you will require Adobe 6 or higher.The appropriate software can be downloaded free by clicking here.

>>Club Registration Form

>> Individual ICU Membership Form 

>> Registration with the ICU Training & Development Unit



Alternatively you can print off the forms by clicking the links below and post the appropriate form to the ICU Office

>> Club Registration Form

>> Individual ICU Membership Form 

>> Registration with the ICU Training & Development Unit


ICU Membership Cards
All individuals regardless of how they are registered with the Irish Canoe Union receive an ICU Membership Card posted to the address provided to the Canoe Union Office at the time of registration.

An ICU Registered Club is not required to register its entire membership. Only those members who either wish or are required to be issued with an ICU Membership Card need be registered by a club secretary. 

However, only those club members who have been registered by an ICU Registered Club and have been issued with an ICU Membership Card are covered by ICU insurance, are eligible to participate in ICU Events, and can avail of ICU services.

A member of a club who holds a current ICU Membership Card (through membership of another ICU Registered Club; through Individual Membership; or through registration with the Training & Development Unit) should ensure that a club secretary is informed that they already hold a current ICU Membership Card and do not require any further registration with the Canoe Union.


ICU Training & Development Unit
The ICU Training & Development Unit maintains a database of all ICU Registrered Instructors and Coaches. The annual fee to maintain registration with the Training & Development Unit is €20.

All ICU Registered Instructors and Coaches are automatically registered as Members of the Canoe Union. It is consequently not necessary for an ICU Registered Instructor or Coach to maintain separate registration with the Canoe Union.