Boyne Valley Activities was born out of a love of kayaking that goes back many years for both Dara and James. Both men were founder members of their local Trim Canoe Club and brought the club from a “roof rack” club to 60 strong membership, order with a club house in a little over 4 years.
The early days in the club would have seen a lot of organising people and gear over and back to different parts of the Boyne and to various rivers around the country, organising the activities and the day to day running of the club, so it was a natural transition to start up a commercial Kayaking business.
It was always going to be a challenge to walk away from a paying job, but with the downturn in the construction industry and both men employed by that industry, it wasn’t too hard to go once their minds were made up, in fact, the lure of kayaking for your dinner was as exciting as it was risky, but there was always the chance of “living the dream” and that’s what drove them to make the change-will it work, oh yea!
A couple of years into it, the lads have learned a lot and have worked hard. Business is good and they have expanded their activities from just kayaking to a wide range of outdoor activities to suit our growing customer base, it’s still early days, but this living the dream craic could soon be a reality!