About Us

We have honed our models to cover almost every circumstance & taste over several years. Considerable time & effort has been invested in the research & development of our unique paddle designs, which have undergone rigorous testing by some of the best coaches & guides in the British Isles. No other paddle makers in Ireland or the UK offer full customisation including combination of woods, grip size, tip type and personalised inscriptions. Our paddles give customers the highest quality paddling experience and exceptional customer service from choice of paddle through to delivery and advice on aftercare.

Our Story

DOWNCREEK PADDLES was formed by a father & son team; experienced woodworkers who share a common love for canoeing & the outdoor life. Our story begins with the making of a wooden canoe and the subsequent need for a couple of nice paddles. Initial attempts were functional but lacked in feel, dexterity & aesthetics. With whetted appetite and fired imagination, we returned to the drawing board. After refinements we put the improved models to the test. The response from professional paddlers was very positive and only minor tweaks were needed. This intensive real world testing led to final fine tuning and culminated in the model range we now offer.