ABOUT US

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.

6 months ago

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!!

In cooperation with the advice of the HSE and the virus outbreak, all KAI activity has been put on hold until early April. We will post updates in the coming weeks.

For now our See more

6 months ago
Killinarden Angling Initiative – KAI

All numbers are paid and ready to go.

Draw will be tonight on the main Irish lotto draw bonus ball.

RAFFLE TIME:

Here we go people, a dead baiting setup to raffle off Price is €10 per number and all usual it will be on the main Irish Lotto draw using the bonus ball.

Up for grabs,
Korum 2 rod See more

6 months ago

Tonights workshop has been postponed till next Wednesday, sorry for any inconvenience

6 months ago
Michael

Not fishing related an event my nephew Michael O ‘ Flanagan is organizing with others for autism if anyone is interested follow the link below

If last weekends registrations are anything to go by we will have another sell out event for our walk/run in May. A Big Big thank you to all who have registered so far.

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6 months ago
Photos from Killinarden Angling Initiative – KAI’s post

RAFFLE TIME:

Here we go people, a dead baiting setup to raffle off Price is €10 per number and all usual it will be on the main Irish Lotto draw using the bonus ball.

Up for grabs,
Korum 2 rod See more

6 months ago
Elaine

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Please guys.make a short video supporting cocos law.we are trying to get it to go viral.law needs to be passed to make online bullying illegal. #cocoslaw

6 months ago
Photos from Killinarden Angling Initiative – KAI’s post

Some of the sealed off jars after one week. These have been completely sealed off from the world and are self-sustaining using the cycle of water and photosynthesis.

7 months ago
Photos from Killinarden Angling Initiative – KAI’s post

KAI workshops getting very environmental, last week we learned about the cycle of water, and this week we created our own little ecosystems in a sealed jar, or sealed terrarium. A little jar with See more

7 months ago
Killinarden Angling Initiative – KAI

Angling for mental health & Suicide Awareness (Charity Shield) we will be talking to our printer tomorrow so we should have a date when sponsorship cards are ready.

Please remember if you cannot See more

7 months ago

Anyone interested in A pairs Fishing Competition?
A fundraising event to stock Ballymount .

All money raised go’s into the lake.

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