Carlow Regatta 2019

Carlow Regatta 2019 took place 1st and 2nd of June.

The weather was good: 13-17 degrees, cloudy but not raining.

The competition took place on the Barrow River, the second-longest river in Ireland. The main organizer is the rowing club Carlow Rowing Club, which was established in 1859. And is one of the oldest sports clubs in Ireland.

Carlow Regatta took place every year during the June Bank Holiday weekend. Moreover, this year we celebrate Carlow rowing for 160 years.

The first regatta in Carlow took place in 1859. So one of the oldest rowing festivals in the country celebrating its 160th year in 2019. Eights, quads, and scull racing from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Overseas clubs competing in 2019 to mark the 160th anniversary.

The June regatta will see over 19 rowing clubs took part in this event with races taking place over the two days. From Junior 13 up to Master level and everything in between there was something for all ages to enjoy from the banks of the river Barrow.

The club is supported by a huge volunteer committee, coaching teams, and parents. President Seamus Scully, club Captain Pat Slater, and Regatta Secretary Michael Curran have again this year worked together with many others to bring one of the year’s rowing highlights to the river Barrow.

The club looks forward to welcoming everyone over the two days. A particular and sincere thanks must also go to all local businesses and individuals who sponsor and support this event each year.

Below are my photos taken in June 2019.


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