Thursday August 6, 2020

They love a row in Cork

The Ocean to City race is upholding a famous tradition in the heart of Cork city, and it's growing in popularity, writes Jasper Winn.

18th May, 2013
Jim Kennedy and Jasper Winn on the water in Cork city. Photo: Joya Kuin

'For around a hundred years, the Cork rowing regatta was one of the biggest sporting events in the city's calendar," says Jim Kennedy, oarsman in the Lee Rowing Club's team which won the regatta in 1976, stops paddling to gesture up at the grassy banks above us.

"Thousands of people would line the marina, running and cycling along beside the boats, and there'd be bookies up there taking bets and brass bands playing at the finish...

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