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Enjoy fresh air, exercise and incredible scenery by rowing your way across Ireland’s rivers and canals. Rowing has a rich heritage in Ireland, with some rowing clubs dating back over 100 years. Many rowers start out through school clubs and continue throughout their lives, while others start later, enjoying the freedom of exploring river life at their own pace. Whether you’re a novice or an expert rower, it’s a beautiful way to experience the waterways. Just make sure you check out the guidelines for the safe use of unpowered craft on inland navigations.

rowing on a waterway

Rowing is popular, with growing participation on the Erne System focused around Enniskillen and Belturbet. Rowers are a common sight as teams train from Portora, past the Round O, Enniskillen Castle, the Ardhowen Theatre and out to the Culkey Straight. 

Find a local club in the area.