Killinarden Angling Initiative (KAI) was born out of a need for a fully inclusive passive sport in south Dublin, as a way to help with youth development, social inclusion and cross community relationships. In 2014 KAI began by offering an opportunity to young people to become part of an initiative that would offer them a learning experience in angling as a hobby or as a sport on a competitive level with options to go on and compete on a national level, but since then we have seen a way for it to be used in so many different ways from team building to distraction from addiction and even as a way to help with mental illness!

To date we have trained youths and adults to compete in national championships, international competitions on Lanesborogh, and the cross border peace leagues/cup every year. We have hosted 12 monthly youth field trips each year which we use as training, team building and educational programs which range from personal awareness to environmental issues. In 2016 we arranged and hosted Ireland’s first suicide and mental health awareness angling competition ( fishing for Pieta ) which brought huge awareness into the angling community! we also helped raise some much needed funds for a great cause Pieta house. We are also working on a program with Tallaght probation services with the hope that we can teach people to use angling as a distraction from crime or anti social behavior.

Killinarden Angling Initiative (KAI) is situated in a Designated Disadvantaged area where young people, including young people from the travelling and new communities, who are at risk of drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and well being issues, anti-social behavior and early school leaving. KAI provides weekly education workshops for young people aged 9 to 18 in an effort to break the cycle of addiction, antisocial behavior and supporting positive mental health by engaging them at community level by providing activities that have therapeutic benefits for all. KAI links in to local community groups such as Killinarden Drug Primary Prevention Group, Probation Services, Tallaght Rehabilitation Project, Local Primary and Secondary Schools, Pieta House and St. Vincent’s Hospital. KAI provides annual support and education awareness workshops as part of their commitment to education and prevention of drug and alcohol misuse, crime prevention and mental health and well being issues.

1 year ago
Coarse Angling Ireland NCFFI

NCFFI’s simple message this Easter is #STAYSAFE and #LEAVETHERODSATHOME

The NCFFI is pleased that so many organisations in Irish angling are supporting the single message #STAYHOME

Our position is See more

1 year ago
Inland Fisheries Ireland

I’ve probably posted this all read their a lot of educational stuff including section for school teachers .
Just click on the link

Calling all parents, teachers and students, we know that you might be missing school at the moment and having to learn at home can be difficult, so if you would like to get involved in ‘Something See more

1 year ago
Coarse Angling Ireland NCFFI

Play ur part don’t take unnecessary fishing trips.

Thousands of anglers on the Island of Ireland continue to support our front line workers and health services to save lives by leaving their rods at home.
The NCFFI continues to See more

1 year ago
Oaklands lake

Something for the kids to do

Hi everyone it’s a beautiful morning hope everyone is staying safe it’s hard times for us all here’s a little something to keep ye bizzy for now.

Ok where giving away some prizes for you an the kids See more

1 year ago
Killinarden Angling Initiative – KAI

Angling For Mental Health & Suicide Awareness competition is being postponed .

The competition was due to be held at Oakland’s on May 30th.

We will reorganize the competition when it is safe for See more

1 year ago

I ask those who like me are in love with fishing, to join the challenge of posting a pic of them fishing just a pic, no description.
The goal is to flood FB with positive photos instead of See more

1 year ago
Predator Fishing Ireland NCFFI

Update From NCFFI

Further to new public health measures from the Department of an Taoiseach yesterday evening the responsibility of all members of the angling community is clear #stayhome

Information changes See more

1 year ago


After days of emails and phone calls, we are pleased to say that Ballymount lake will be open to angling UNDER VERY STRICT conditions that have been set out by the HSE, Inland See more

1 year ago


Due to the Covid19 outbreak and the government recommendations we regret to inform all our members and the public that angling on Ballymount Lake must be stopped till further See more

1 year ago
An Garda Síochána

We have over 2.5 thousand followers on our Facebook page.
We would encourage all our supporters, friends members to follow the advice of the Government & Health Service.

People of every age need See more

A group of 5 young people out socializing all night last night. One, who was supposed to be self-isolating pending a COVID 19 test but was bored and decided to join his friends. One of these youths See more

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