Try Rowing!

Get Going…Get Rowing is an initiative by Rowing Ireland 

We aim to introduce as many people as possible to the sport of rowing. We want everyone in Ireland to be moving and active, and we want to teach you a sport you can do for your whole life. Rowing is a totally different kind of physical workout, so many people are well-suited to it. On its own rowing is the best cardio exercise around, and when you row with a group, it instils great camaraderie, strengthens friendships, and creates community.

Our programs have been a mainstay in secondary schools since 2014, and now we are seeking to bring our sport to you wherever you are, whatever your age. Learn more about our programmes here and to get in touch, email


Don't take our word for how successful the programme is, this what others have said

Before I started rowing I knew nothing about it. Now I row for St. Michaels

Alana | Student, Salesians College, Pallaskenry, Limerick

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As a result of this Programme we have one student that wasn't previously engaged in sports has now decided to take up Rowing.

Fiona Coghlan | PE Teacher & Irish rugby International

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I would highly recommend taking part it has changed my life for the better.

Aimee McGrath | Secondary school student, Dominican College, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9

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We have been so impressed with the programme which culminated in a brilliantly organised Indoor Blitz in Trinity College.

Niamh O'Hare | PE Teacher Sutton Park

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I would highly recommend any PE teacher or school to get involved in this programme, its brilliant.

Eve McCartney | PE Teacher, Presentation Terenure

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A great event to keep new rowers interested over the cold winter months

Will Yeomans | Head Rowing Coach, Kings Hospital School, Dublin.

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As a parent I applaud you and thank you for the work you do with young ladies

Margaret | Parent

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It gives the girls an opportunity to experience success in an area they never dreamed they could

Maria Conlon | PE teacher

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