Welcome

Wicklow Rowing Club is a historic coastal rowing club based in Wicklow town, on Ireland’s east coast

Our clubhouse is based on the seafront in Wicklow Town. The rowing season runs from April to August. Crews compete in East Coast Regattas, All Ireland Races and different Challenges.

New members are always welcome! Anyone can row – all ages and fitness levels.

Rowing is ideal for anyone looking to gain fitness for the summer season. For any rugby players looking for a summer sport, rowing is perfect.

How to Join

The easiest way to join Wicklow Rowing Club is come and visit us at the clubhouse during the season (April to August)

We offer special rates for kids and families.

 

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Clubhouse Clean Up

Reminder to all senior members: cleaning and painting of clubhouse is coming up. On Saturday 8th April from 10am, all help is needed down at the clubhouse. We’ll be getting the place shipshape for the upcoming season. All hands on deck! We will need lots of help to tidy, lift and generally give the place …

History

Wicklow Rowing Club was established in 1956 but the history of competitive rowing in the town goes much further back.

“The racing of skiffs in Wicklow predates the annual Wicklow Regatta Festival, they were introduced to help the local fishermen and sailors in a period of extreme poverty when catches were small and work was scarce.

This was the only way in which these proud men would accept the charitable donations, they raced for the cash prizes. The races were later included as a part of the first Regatta in 1878 and have remained so ever since.”

Stan J. O’Reilly

Over the years this family club has trained countless local adults and children in this traditional sport.

The club has competed in innumerable east coast regattas, All Ireland competitions, and other races. The awards and cups are too many to list here.

Find more information on the history of Wicklow Rowing Club here