Skibbereen Rowing Club

Established 1970

Skibbereen Rowing Club is always on the lookout for new members. If you are interested in rowing, becoming a coxswain or a volunteer, we want to hear from you!

Why row?

  • Rowing is a very safe and enjoyable sport.
  • Rowing, both on and off the water is a great way to develop your fitness, or stay physically active.
  • Regular exercise, fun and friendship all contribute to your health and well-being.
  • Rowing is an up and coming sport in Ireland with many Irish athletes now achieving success at International level.
  • Rowing teaches less obvious things, like working as part of a team, self discipline, goal setting and staying controlled under pressure. You will be pleasantly surprised at the range of skills you will acquire and develop through rowing.

How do I join?

The club runs an introduction to rowing for junior members (6th class, 1st and 2nd year) on Sundays in September each year. This year, 2022, the sessions begin on Sunday September 4th.

If you are a seasoned rower, we have competetive men's and women's squads who compete at national and international events throughout the year. If you are a Master's rower or an adult who would like to try rowing, do get in touch.

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Schools Rowing Programme

Skibbereen Rowing Club also runs a programme for senior classes in local primary schools. Around 10 national schools usually participate in this programme. During this time, they are taught how to row on a rowing machine as well as on the water. They learn about the different types of boats and names of different equipment. They make great progress every visit, rowing in an oct, a quadscull or a double scull. They then receive a certificate at the end of their sessions. Summer camps are sometimes on offer, depending on coach availability. Keep an eye on our social media for details.