Shannon Rowing Club based on Sarfield Bridge, Limerick, is the oldest rowing Club in Limerick City, founded in 1866 by Sir Peter Tait.The club sits on a man made island with a back drop of King Johns Castle, St Mary’s Catherdral and the magnificent Shannon river. We are predominently a rowing club, but our facility encompasses and caters for other sports and clubs, mainly snooker and chess.We have two championship snooker tables where we had the privelege of hosting an exhibition match between the great Alex (The Hurricane) Higgins and Jimmy White some years ago.
We also have a beautiful function room which has a magnificent vista over the river shannon and Limerick city, that can cater for private parties or events such as Christenings,Communions,Confirmations,Birthdays,Anniversaries etc.For further information on hiring the function room contact the Secretary on 061-415150 / 086-3998948 or check out the brochure on the “News and Events” page.
Our home is in Limerick city, but we are lucky also to have a second location in Annacotty, Co. Limerick (see “Links” for directions). From the city we are based mid week where we do gym, bike and rowing machine work, in our fully equiped gym.
Then on weekends we move to Annacotty to avail of a fantastic stretch of water. Annacotty is ideal, it is sheltered and is non tidal, this allows training at weekends to be at a set time and also adds a greater safety aspect to our rowing.