Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club has been an integral force in the history of the town well over the past 175 years. One of the oldest rowing clubs in the world, it has survived in Carrick through the famine and the civil war. It has also brought great pride to the town through its Annual Regatta festival at the August Bank Holiday weekend and more recently the Head of the Shannon event in February annually. Membership is open to the public, both adults and and families. Rowing is a all year round activity. Winter training in the evenings is facilitated in the gym which is included in the membership.
Elegantly proportioned showcases containing fascinating collections of memorabilia, archival material and the trophies from the Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club are on display at the St. George’s Visitor Centre.