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Rowing Club Gets New Home After 20 Year Wait

20th April 2012
Rowing Club Gets New Home After 20 Year Wait

#GREYSTONES –After so many flase dawns and its completion marred with controversy Gresytones new harbour in County Wickow welcomed in new residents this week when the developers of the harbour, Sispar, handed over the keys to their new compound to Greystones Rowing Club on Wednesday.

The club has 200 members including 140 juniors, and is a Sea Rowing Club with 3 x 25ft Skiffs and 65 sea kayaks for members.

Founded in the 1920's it has never had premises to keep the boats safely and has been trying to get a place in the harbour since 1992.

'We are delighted with the compound, the launching facilities and the harbour which has been built by Sispar. This will increase the numbers of young people we are able to train' said Alan Monahan, Chairman of the club.

The club is having its annual Regatta on August Bank Holiday Saturday and hope for a lively event with lots of participants and spectators.

Last night Councillor Derek Mitchell welocmed the  news 'I am delighted to see the new facilities for the Rowing Club which they have been trying to get for 20 years. When four other clubs move in there will be great action in the harbour for adults and juniors. In Ireland we have ignored the sea even though we are an island nation. This will change that in Greystones at least'

New members of the rowing club are welcome; call 087-6762743

Published in Greystones Harbour Team

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