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Adventurer Dr Karen Weekes is in training for a solo transatlantic row
Sailor, kayaker and climber Dr Karen Weekes is training to become the first Irish female to row solo across the Atlantic. As Times.ie reports, Weekes aims to set out in December of this year to row 3,000 miles from La Gomera…
Collaborating with national rowing associations in Scotland and Wales, this year’s Ocean to City will be part of a unique, international time trial series
Cork Harbour Festival’s flagship Ocean to City race will be going ahead this June with an altered format. Collaborating with national rowing associations in Scotland and Wales, this year’s Ocean to City will be part of a unique, international time…
St Michael's Coastal Rower Martin Dowd prepares for a session on his Concept 2 rowing machine at home
A beautiful quote from 'The Wind in the Willows' says that 'there is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Does that apply to rowing imaginary boats as well? St. Michael's Rowing Club of Dun…
Rugby playersOcean rowers - Damian Browne and Fergus FarrellListen to the podcast below
Former professional rugby player and Galway adventurer Damian Browne and his lifelong friend and fellow rugby player Fergus Farrell are attempting to set a new Guinness world record in an unsupported row across the Atlantic in two years’ time. It…
Courtmacsherry Rowing Club were one of the FLAG grant wnners anounced today
A third tranche of grant awards worth €558,039 to 33 local community groups and micro-enterprises were made today by the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. See the full breakdown of awards below. In the South,…
Fergus Farrell and Damian Browne crossing from Aran Islands to Galway this week
When Fergus Farrell was paralysed after a workplace accident, he may never have imagined he would watch the sunrise as he plied a currach across Galway Bay. However, the former rugby player did just that with close friend and extreme…
Host club Portmagee Rowing Club El Nino with David Hussey coxing, Aoife Lynch at stroke, Cliona Murphy 3rd, rachel Devane 2nd and Sorcha Lynch at bow
Coastal rowing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with Ireland at the forefront — and this showed in the competitive atmosphere at the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships, writes David Hussey. Portmagee Rowing Club El Nino in…
Fergus Farrell (left) and Damian Browne
Two extraordinary men are set to row a currach from the Aran island of Inis Oírr to Galway city this morning to highlight their bid to cross the Atlantic in 2022. Extreme adventurer and former professional rugby player Damian Browne…
Ireland’s men’s quad crew with their silver medals in Belgrade earlier today
Ireland’s men’s quad crew took silver at the 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships in Belgrade this weekend. Andrew Sheehan, Adam Murphy, Tom Kelly and Brian Colsh finished second in their A Final before claiming silver medals in their final this…
This is the second time that the Portmagee Rowing Club has been awarded the honour of hosting the National Championships
The Irish Offshore Rowing Championships take place in the village of Portmagee on the weekend of the 26th/27th of September. This is the second time that the Portmagee Rowing Club has been awarded the honour of hosting the National Championships.…
Bray Rowing Club says goodbye to its founding member Noel Walsh
Bray Rowing Club said goodbye to its founding member and legend Mr Noel Walsh yesterday (Tuesday, September 16) writes club member Mick O'Toole Noel, we thank you for your years of commitment and selfless dedication to Bray Rowing Club. A…
Lia Ditton celebrates finishing her epic 86-day row from San Francisco to Hawaii
After three months alone and unassisted at sea, Lia Ditton has set a new women’s world record for rowing solo from San Francisco to Hawaii. The 40-year-old Briton made landfall at 06.10 am 12th September, reaching Waikiki Yacht Club on…
'Don't Rock The Boat' Sets Sail from Bangor Harbour
Twelve celebrities are taking part in the challenge of a lifetime, to row the entire length of Britain, in a brand new, epic adventure series called 'Don't Rock The Boat'. The 5 x 60-minute series will see 12 famous faces…
A new coastal rowing challenge aims to raise funds for a new safety boat
An inaugural coastal rowing event on August 22nd between Bray Rowing Club and Greystones Rowing Club will feature a traditional skiff rowing challenge along the coastline of Bray and Greystones in County Wicklow. Spectator viewing will be possible all along…
The GB Rowing Challenge team
An unusual visitor to Glenarm Marina in County Antrim recently was the rowing boat of the GB Row Challenge. After what must have been an uncomfortable time lying in the open in Glenarm Harbour in a north-westerly, the GB Row…
St. Michael's coastal rowers are back on the water at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With the clinking of oars and the rhythmic movement of the traditional skiff gliding through the water – St Michael’s Rowing Club of Dún Laoghaire are now back out on the water enjoying their first row of the season on…

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