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Impressive New Lough Rinn Course Opened

5th October 2014
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Leitrim Tourism and Leitrim County Council officially launched the opening of an International standard rowing facility in Lough Rynn, Co. Leitrim with a visit from Michael Ring, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, with Special Responsibility for Tourism and Sport. The facility and world-class development boasts a 2,000 meter, eight lane facility which will be capable of hosting national and international rowing and canoeing events well as acting as a training base for international teams in advance of major competitions. It will be ready for use from Friday, 3rd October. The facility is within easy reach of Dublin, Belfast and Galway and has already attracted the attention of many of the clubs in Ireland, and in particular Northern Ireland, where there is no facility of this nature. Pictured at the launch are on Lough Rynn was local fisherman Daniel Beck with the Ireland U.16 development squad during training . Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile
Impressive New Lough Rinn Course Opened

#ROWING: Minister of State Michael Ring yesterday opened the top-class new rowing and canoeing facility at Lough Rinn in Leitrim. The adjustable 2,000 metre course, which can be used for sprint canoeing and rowing, is of top intenational standard. According to Leitrim Tourism the investment so far has been €900,000. The next phase, if it is funded, would bring the associated facilities up to the standard where international events could be held at the course.

Deane Public Works of Enniskillen worked on the course with Polaritas of Hungary, whose systems were used in London 2012 and will be in Rio 2016.

Lough Rinn is very accessible from the North, South and East of Ireland. It has a number of major advantages, including dependable water levels, a 1,000 metre area at one end of the course where crews can warm up and cool down, and a north-south orientation, which should mean the course would rarely be adversely affected by windy conditions.

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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