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The Row4Gaz coastal rowing crew at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire at the halfway point of their 30-hour Irish Sea row between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire
A team of novice rowers from Holyhead Sailing Club recently undertook an incredible feat to raise awareness for mental health. On Tuesday, August 15th, the team set off from Holyhead at 7 am, rowing to the Royal St George YC…
Dalkey Rowing Club is hosting an evening of stories and photos
Dalkey Rowing Club is hosting an evening of stories and photos in celebration of its 90th anniversary next Thursday 24 August at The Tramyard in Dalkey. The evening promises to be an enjoyable, fun and insightful gathering of coastal rowing…
Currach crews from all over Ireland competed for the 2023 Three Island Challenge off Skerries , Dublin . The race for Irish traditional boats saw teams rowing their currachaí a 7 km kilometer circuit around the three islands off the coast of the North Co. Dublin town (Colt Island, St. Patrick's Island and Shenick Island), before returning to shore to claim the 'East Coast Currach Rowing Championship Perpetual Cup'. Photo shows Brothers Ronan, Simon and Michael O’ Domhnaill from Gweedore Co Donegal who won the Three Island challenge in Skerries celebrate after landing with their Trophy
A team of three Donegal brothers have won the Three Island currach rowing challenge in Skerries, Co Dublin, this weekend. Simon, Ronan and Michael O Dómhnaill from Gaoth Dobhair had won the race for traditional currachs in 2021, and were…
Dalkey Rowing Club celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2023
Dalkey Rowing Club (DRC) hosts its first regatta on Saturday (June 17th) since 2019 due to the pandemic and bad weather last year.  The coastal rowers are marking their 90th year, so there's an added buzz and excitement in the air…
Coastal Rowing competitors get ready to start a race at the Stella Maris Regatta on the River Liffey
Stella Maris Rowing Club succeeded at its 2023 regatta, winning eight out of 16 races. Fair rowing weather, good spirits, healthy rivalries, and races running efficiently and on time all made for a wonderful East Coast Regatta enjoyed by a wide…
Royal Cork Yacht Club marina is the launch site for the Ocean to City craft, billed as Ireland's largest long-distance rowing and paddling race
Royal Cork Yacht Club was the centre of attention on Saturday as rowing craft of all kinds were launched in glorious sunshine in anticipation of the weekend's centrepiece event, An Rás Mór, Cork harbour’s Ocean to City race. The coastal rowing…
A Galway hooker sails by during An Tóstal Currach Racing Festival in Salthill, Galway
The organisers of Tóstal na Gaillimhe in Galway’s Salthill say the revived event earlier this month was so successful that they intend to invite more traditional Irish rowing clubs and teams from home and abroad next year. A “tight” senior…
Niamh McAnally on deck Freed Spirit approaching St. Lucia
Writer Niamh McAnally has been shortlisted in the “new women’s sports writing” category in Britain’s 2023 Sports Book Awards. McAnally is the author of Flares Up: A Story Bigger than the Atlantic, which documents how English firefighter Paul Hopkins (55),…
Working on the Atlantic Challenge Boat in Bantry in West Cork
The Atlantic Challenge group at Bantry is working on a new development project for a marine centre in the West Cork town which would encourage more young people to become involved in the maritime sphere. The Atlantic Challenge International began…
Tóstal na Gaillimhe - after a break of ten years, the event planned for May 6th and 7th has been billed as a “celebration of Galway’s maritime life and seafaring customs
The 70th anniversary of “Tóstal na Gaillimhe”, a traditional currach regatta, is to be celebrated off Salthill in Galway Bay in early May. After a break of ten years, the event planned for May 6th and 7th has been billed…
Dalkey Rowing Club's new boat ‘Bláth na Farraige’
Dalkey Rowing Club will host a blessing of its new boat, ‘Bláth na Farraige’, on Saturday, 1 April, at 3 pm at The Club Pub in Dalkey Village, Co. Dublin. The new wooden clinker hull for the coastal rowing club…
Paddy Conaghan
Paddy Conaghan worked in tunnels in Thailand, Hong Kong, Denmark, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and every place from Land’s End to John O’Groats. But he says his greatest achievement was driving and ducking 515 times at beaches clockwise…
Skiffiefest 2023's schedule on Strangford Lough is for 33 races covering several age categories
A country park doesn’t readily come to mind as a venue for a weekend of St.Ayles Skiff racing, but Delamont lies on the shores of Strangford Lough near Killyleagh and has proved an ideal base for this activity in the…
That’s the spirit: Wicklow’s “Row Hard Or Go Home 5” team arrive very fit and well in record time in Antigua on January 14th
It has taken a while for regular success in ocean rowing to come Ireland’s way, but 2022 saw a massive leap forward with Galway Bay’s Karen Weekes and Damien Browne each completing the crossing, Karen east-west in April, and Damien…
Crews pictured at a previous Ocean to City event on the River Lee. Organised by Meitheal Mara, youth races included over 50 young people in 22 traditional currachs
Cork Harbour's Ocean to City race is taking entries from February 15th for its 19th annual event on June 3rd. Over 500 people participated in last year’s event, which returned after a two-year break due to Covid-19. The all-inclusive rowing…
River Liffey All in a Row organiser Dave Kelly with the IUSRU at the prizegiving at the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club
The All In A Row Liffey Challenge was held in early December on the capital’s River Liffey with the challenge for the rowers to smash a 1,000km target in eight hours. Fifty skiffs, kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and currachs were…