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How to choose: Italy or Ireland?

How to choose a rowing trip is important! Italy and Ireland are two of our most popular countries and we have two rowing tours in each (actually three in Italy if you count the Vogalonga weekend). How to decide which trip to take?   Links for the trips: Adriatic Sea &...
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The Rower and Other Important Place Names in Ireland

It’s become a ritual. The first time we drive through The Rower, everyone speculates on the origin of the name. From a nearby viewpoint you can see River Barrow where we row, but The Rower is too high on Brandon Hill for water to flow through it.  A little research tells us that...
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Boldly Row Where No Man (or Woman) Has Rowed Before

Happy Star Trek Day, a fan day celebrated April 5th because that’s when first contact between Humans and Vulcans happened in the science fiction sensation that is Star Trek. And if puppies can have a day, why not Star Trek fans? So, in honour of Star Trek Day, or First Contact...

Four Rivers in Ireland – River Blackwater

The final river as part of the the Four Rivers in Ireland tour is the River Blackwater in Co. Waterford.  This river was the most obviously tidal, and we launch from a beach covered with seaweed. It is a stately river, with perhaps the most dramatic backdrop.  Several castle...

Four Rivers in Ireland – River Slaney cots

In June 2014, we ran our first ever  Four Rivers in Ireland trip. That year we rowed River Slaney in County Wexford. There was the wonderful scenery and fabulous wildlife (seals and hundreds of swans) but the special feature was that we rowed traditional river cots. Edermine...

Four Rivers in Ireland – River Nore

The second river we row on the Four Rivers in Ireland trip is River Nore.  Tides determine whether we begin or end in New Ross or Inostioge. The day requires a small section of the Barrow as well as the charming Nore. The river is the most intimate of our four, as it cuts its...

Four Rivers in Ireland – The Barrow

Note: this blog post will soon be refreshed with new photos from all our trips. Check back soon for updates! Four Rivers in Ireland is our new trip to this wonderful country.  Two tours ran in June 2014, with another scheduled for late September.  The name says it all – we...