St. Michael’s represents the sport of rowing in the town of Dun Laoghaire and the town of Dun Laoghaire in the sport of rowing!
This year on Sunday July 19th, St Michael’s will host Round 6 of the 2015 East Coast Rowing Council regatta trail. The event will take place at the West Pier behind Salthill and Monkstown Dart Station. Find us on the map here.
The first race will commence at 11am sharp. Prime viewing spots are along the grassy knoll just beside the car park. Have a look at some photos from last year’s Regatta on our Facebook page for a reminder!
The closest DART Station to the event is Salthill and Monkstown. Check here for DART times.
The area is well serviced by a number of buses. The no. 7 bus stops in Monkstown and is a 5 – 10 minute walk to the event. Alternatively many routes serve Dunlaoghaire (45a, 46a, 75, 63) and are only a short walk away.
Those towing skiffs should take the left turn leading down to West Pier and continue
down the single carriageway road towards West Pier. From there, follow the road around to the Shell Site at the back of West Pier where parking is available. Further parking is available at the Salthill/Monkstown Dart Station for those arriving later.
The draw will take place at 10am followed by the cox’s meeting at 10:30am.
Here is the provisional race order on the day:
2. Novice Ladies
3. Novice Men
4. U18 Girls
5. U18 Boys
7. Junior Men
8. Junior Ladies
10. U16 Girls
11. U16 Boys
12. Intermediate Men
13. Intermediate Ladies
14. Senior Ladies
15. Senior Men
Services and Amenities
On the day, Brian Buckley Burgers and the Crepe Box will be on site to feed the masses! There are plenty of other tasty spots closeby too. A 5 – 10 minute walk will bring you to Monkstown Village where you’ll find Spar, Insomnia Coffee and a range of other cafes. There’s even an Avoca which sells the Poulet Bonne Femme – voted number 1 in the top 10 sandwiches in Dublin by the guys in Lovin Dublin! For those with a sweet tooth, 10 minutes the other direction towards Dunlaoghaire will bring you to Scrumdiddleys where you’ll find an impressive selection of ice cream and treats.
2014 was our biggest regatta to date with 85 crews from 9 clubs taking part on the day. Similar numbers are anticipated this year for a great day out. Everyone is welcome so please bring along your family and friends to cheer us on!
On Saturday March 28th 2015, 17 of our brave men and women put down their oars and put up their fists against our neighbours to the north, Stella Maris Rowing Club. Following 8 weeks of intensive training with Monkstown Boxing Club, the two squads of rowers togged out for a White Collar fight night to raise funds for both clubs, and to fight for the honour of their boathouse. Read on to find out how it went.
A packed house at the Noggin Inn were treated to a fine display of boxing from both squads of rowers, with all fights hotly contested, and many going down to a very close call. The ‘away’ team of Stella Maris won more bouts in the end, but it was roundly agreed that everyone was a winner.
Massive congratulations is due to the 34 men and women who put their good looks on the line to raise funds for their beloved rowing clubs. Stella Maris were raising money for new oars and safety equipment, and our guys were fundraising to help pay for our new skiff which is currently under construction. Both squads did both clubs proud.
A big shout out to our fight sponsors and programme sponsors from both Dun Laoghaire and Ringsend who dug deep to support the men and women in Navy Blue and Sky Blue respectively.
Huge thanks too to our trainers and guardians on the night Monkstown Boxing Club, our hosts the Noggin Inn, DJ Shane Greene, photographer Mark Fennell, and a long list of others behind the scenes, without whom the event would not have been possible.
Click the 4 buttons above to check out the pics from the night, or scroll down to see a quick ‘best of’.
Scheduled to take their traditional slots on the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Monday, the last two regattas of the season ended up running off back-to-back. High northerly winds on Saturday forced a postponement of the Greystones Regatta to Sunday. We experienced some trailer trouble on the road from Dun Laoghaire, but our good friends and neighbours at INSS managed to get us back on the road. Heros!
This weekend we welcomed the whole of the East Coast to Dun Laoghaire for our home regatta. Thanks to year-on-year growth across the sport, this was our biggest regatta yet, with 85 crews from 9 clubs, spread across 13 races.
For the first time ever, we had 11 sets of start ropes and turning cans! St. Michael’s entered a whopping 15 crews, which was matched by just one other club, and exceeded by none. With 5 podium finishes, the Dun Laoghaire crews certainly did themselves proud too. Continue reading St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Report
We are proud to be hosting round 6 of the East Coast Rowing Championships on Sunday 27th July, 2014, with the first race beginning at 10.30am
The regatta will take place from the West Pier (Dun Laoghaire) to the North of Seapoint Tower. With more than 80 crews competing from all over the East Coast, this will be an action packed day.
There will be 13 races, for all age groups. This year’s event will see hundreds of men, women and children compete over a gruelling circuit in a bid to be crowned 2014 champions in their respective category. Continue reading St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Notice
Back to more familiar territory this week, with the short hop over the county line to Bray, a favourite course of many of our rowers. We had 13 crews spread across 10 of the 12 races on the card, with 6 sets of medals for our troubles.
This week saw the ‘Dún Laoghaire’ make the long trip north to the wilds of Skerries, for this new club’s first regatta (2013 was called off due to weather). For many of our gang it was the first trip to the North Dublin town, but hopefully not the last.
Wow! A productive day at the office in Ringsend. We had a season high of 11 crews entered, with several first-time rowers, and it was certainly worth the short trip from Dun Laoghaire. The great streak of weather continued, with another scorcher for our hosts St. Patrick’s R.C. to work with.
Again, it was the first race that brought medals, but this time it was the turn of our Senior Ladies, who won a hotly-contested Silver. Having led the race into the turn, the home crew stole pole position, leaving our girls to fight out a photo finish with a very strong Arklow crew. Continue reading Stella Maris Regatta 2014
With the previous week’s Arklow Regatta having been called off due to high seas, today’s Dalkey Regatta became the first of the season. And what a change in the weather! It was a scorcher in Sandycove, and a great afternoon’s racing and relaxing on the grass for rowers and supporters alike. Continue reading Dalkey Regatta 2014