Dublin Municipal Rowing Centre
Dublin Municipal Rowing Centre (D.M.R.C) Caters for Schools, Colleges, V.E.C groups. We also cater for after school programmes, youth clubs and projects. We are also open to general booking enquires. D.M.R.C hold annual Summer, Easter (mid-term) and October (mid-term) camps. Week-long camps.
D.M.R.C is also involved in Adaptive Rowing, through providing facilities and coaching for those interested in the sport, who may have physical disabilities.
Dublin Municipal Rowing Centre is a Dublin City Council and V.E.C funded centre, and is affiliated to the Irish Amateur Rowing Union.
Over the course of the school term we provide schools with weekly slots with the duration of each schools slot varying between quarter, half and full school term bookings. Each class/slot is about one hour in length, with the emphasis on informing the children about the sport, technique and safety on the water while maintaining a fun
and relaxed environment. Some of the Schools that use the centre include:
- Kings Hospital, Palmerstown
- Gaelscoil, Inchicore
- Caritas College Crumlin
- St. Pauls C.B.S, Brunswick Street
- St. Josephs School for the deaf, Cabra
At present DMRC are involved in coaching people with disabilities in our Adaptive Rowing Programme. We are in the process of coaching athletes for future involvement in Adaptive events national and international, we are hoping for more athletes to come on board, If you are interested don’t hesitate to call us. October, Easter and Summer Camps Every year at the centre we run Halloween, Easter and Summer camps for children/ teens with an interest in the sport. Some attendees may have done some rowing with schools or youth clubs affiliated with the centre but we also encourage and welcome complete beginners to the sport. Over the course of the camp we will teach the pupil how to sweep row (one oar) scull (two oars). From the beginning of the camp we at the centre endeavour to make the week as relaxed informative and enjoyable as possible.
Summer Projects, after School Programmes and youth services
Here at the centre we also during the course of the year cater for various different programmes and services.
Some of these Groups include:
- The Lucan Fun Run
- South Area Youth Services
- Ballyfermot Youth Services
We can take once off, daily and weekly bookings, available through the whole year.
Dublin Municipal Rowing Centre is part of Dublin City Council and so is a public service operation. The centre is
therefore open to all who would like to perhaps experience the sport in a relaxed environment in the picturesque surroundings of Islandbridge and the Memorial park. Any queries are welcome and we at the centre will do all that we can to facilitate any interest.