Kieran Kerr has looked back at Irish Rowing competing at the Olympics over the years. Kieran manages and oversee’s the Irish Rowing Archives since 2013.
It covers from the Olympics inception to Ireland’s first participation in the 1948 Olympics to our first Medal in Rio 2016 and our current qualifications for Tokyo.
Read back at some of the early stories of the challenges that the sport faced from post World War II to now being one of Ireland’s most competitive international sports at all levels.
The article is available in the Downloads section below.
More about the Irish Rowing Archives
The Archives can be found here; https://www.irishrowingarchives.com/
The Irish Rowing Archives were created in 2013 to act as a repository for Irish rowing memorabilia and research material. As each generation of rowers passes on, a little bit of the rich history of our sport dies with them. We aim to try and preserve as much as possible through borrowing, scanning and uploading the material to the web.
The site currently contains almost 2,500 items or over 35,000 pages of material and is growing weekly.
The site is free to access and is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in rowing and Irish sport.