About the club

The club ethos involves encouraging the sport of rowing, good craic and beagáinín Gaeilge (a little of the Irish language). There are over 100 members that make use of the many currachs that the club uses. We have an almost complete collection of the various types that were in use around the west coast of Ireland, from traditional working boats to the latest greatest racers! Anyone can learn how to row, and should you be interested you are most welcome to join us any Saturday morning at 10:30am, next to Shandon Rowing club on the Marina. Day membership is only €10 and includes tuition, insurance and a life jacket. Full Club membership for a year is €80 (and only €25 for students/unwaged), and initial day membership can be deducted from it. Membership form available here:

2016 Naomhóga Chorcaí Membership Form

We have a diverse range of members both Irish and international. We also encourage family membership, and many of our summer trips are family events. Club members row at the club at different times during the week, and also organise club trips to places like Kilmacsimon, Baltimore, currach regattas along the west coast from Kerry to Mayo, and adventures even further afield - to the London Great River Race, Galicia, Venice's Vogalonga etc - the sky is the limit! So what are you waiting for? Siúil leat agus beidh fáilte romhat!

Ocean to City early bird registration opens

Ocean to City team in Meitheal Mara have officially started counting down the days until this year's Rás Mór and are delighted to announce that early bird registration has now opened. For the next 10 days we're offering a special entry price of €30 for those who are quick off the mark. As you know, Ocean to City has been going from strength to strength with both the 2015 and 2014 race breaking all the records. We can't wait to do it all again so make sure to be there for it!

Captains Training 2016

We are hoping to run another captains training for anyone who has not yet been through this training, or anyone who is looking for a refresher! The venue is to be confirmed, but we hope to hold it on Friday the 4th March at about 8pm. All details to follow. Let us know if you are interested. You might email Oisin or Rose to let them know if you are interested.

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Interested in trying your hand at rowing a currach?
We meet at Shandon boat club every Saturday morning at 10.30am. Day membership is €10, this includes insurance, tuition and a life jacket. All welcome - no experience necessary, sense of adventure welcomed, sense of humour - sin an tabhtach!
Unfortunately we only have a limited number of boats and spaces for rowers. Our club captains on rota duty will have the final say, but we'll do our best to accommodate everyone.
How do you get to the Shandon Boat club? From Cork City Hall - cycle/walk/drive down towards the Docks, pass the Idle hour pub (if you can) and proceed to the round about. Take the 1st exit down Centre Park road - follow the road until it meets the river and turn left. The Shandon Rowing club is at the end of the road.