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Traditional Skiff Rowing Comes to Dun Laoghaire
#skiffracing – St. Michael's rowing club in Dun Laoghaire will host its leg of the East Coast Rowing calendar on Sunday 24th June. The regatta will take place from the town's West Pier to the North of Seapoint Tower, with…
Cold Wind, Huge Swells, Blisters, Exhaustion, Elation...The Toughest Celtic Challenge Ever
#COASTAL ROWING – During the May bank holiday weekend (4th-6th May), 12 men and women of St Michael's Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire, participated in the biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea known as 'the Celtic Challenge'. It turned out…
Support Vessel Appeal for Dun Laoghaire's 'Celtic Challenge' Rowers
#ROWING – St. Michael's Rowing Club has run into a problem with its Celtic Challenge this weekend after a support boat required to participate in its race across the Irish Sea has been damaged in this week's strong winds, leaving…
Dun Laoghaire Club to Row Across the Irish Sea in Aid of New Clubhouse
#COASTAL ROWING – Over the coming May bank holiday weekend (4th-6th May), 12 men and women of St Michael's Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire, will take part in a biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea known as 'the Celtic Challenge'.…
Bantry 2012 Launches 'Seamanship Challenge' this Month
#BANTRY2012 – A spectacular display of seamanship for Cork this Summer will be officially launched by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney TD on January 27th when details of the Bantry 2012 Challenge are revealed. As well as a top…
New Year Currachs to be Launched on the Liffey
#CURRACH – Two traditional Irish currachs are being built on the banks of the river Liffey and will be afloat on the Irish sea in the first week of the new year. The special project undertaken by East Wall Sports Club…
Rower Calls a Halt to Atlantic Crossing
An Irish rower last week cut short his attempt to cross the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland. Sean Moriarty told CBC News that he called for a rescue after two days at sea when his boat was flipped repeatedly in…
Coastal Rowing Swings Into Action In Ringsend
The coastal rowing season on the east coast of Ireland swings into action this Sunday with the Stella Maris regatta in Ringsend.
Rowers Cross Irish Sea for Wicklow Charity
East coast rowers are undertaking an Irish Sea fundraising event for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. A group of 10 rowers will depart from Fishguard in Wales this Saturday at 3.30pm and aim to arrive in Wicklow harbour at 10am Sunday…
Irishmen Break Ocean Speed Record (and Podcast!)
The Sara G, with Irishmen Rob Byrne and Adam Burke making up a third of the crew, set a new world record today by becoming the fastest boat in the history of ocean rowing. They rowed the long route across…
Ocean Rowers Begin Atlantic Record Attempt
The crew of the Sara G have begun their latest attempt on the world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by an ocean rowing boat. The six-man crew - skippered by Sara G owner Matt Craughwell and featuring…

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