Jes Alumni Rowing Club - Open to all

Club Rámaiochta Naoimh Iognáid (CRNI), the alumni club of Coláiste Iognáid (Jes) Rowing Club (CIRC) was officially launched on the 1st July, 2018. Not strictly confined to former rowers, this club is open to all adults, with any amount of rowing experience and any fitness level. Experienced instructors will introduce beginners to this safe, gentle-on-the-body, enjoyable, and strangely addictive sport. Your rowing training sessions - the perfect blend of exercise, concentration, and enjoyment of the tranquility of the river corrib - will quickly become your favourite times of your week.

Training takes place at the Jes Rowing club, using its facilities and our new recreational (aka touring) boat, shown in the picture at the very top of this page. Touring boats are wider and more stable / forgiving than racing shells, which makes them perfect for new or returning rowers.

Your annual subscription of €200 will be used to to fund equipment for use by both CIRC and CRNI. Recreational rowers can train up to four or five times a week, with each on-the-water training session lasting approximately 1 hour.

The Jes rowing club was founded in 1934 and has been at its current site at Earl's Island within the grounds of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) since the early nineteen fifties. The club enjoys excellent facilities, easy parking, a modern fleet of high-quality racing and touring (recreational) boats, and is very lucky to have some top-class coaches.


Some comments by adults, new to recreational rowing:

It's addictive - I love it!
Rowing is not as physically tiring as I thought it would be - but it's surprisingly technical. You've lots to work on and it's really rewarding because you instantly feel the difference when you get something right.
It's absolutely lovely on the water. So enjoyable!

Do you have some questions? Feel free to contact Evan Molloy (club chairman & head adult coach) directly on 085-1604016.

Information for New Rowers

Things you'll want to know straight away.

Training & Coaches

Learn what's involved in rowing training and who will be in charge of that training.

Recreational rowers, launching a touring boat at training

More Info

Weather information & links to more information about rowing in general.

Thanks for supporting us

Everyone at CIRC would like to acknowledge and thank the following organisations for their kind help and/or sponsorship, which is greatly appreciated: