Rowing4fun takes you to row in Ireland.
Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic and flows into the Atlantic via the River Corrib.
Lough Corrib spans 35 miles in length from Maam to Galway City and is a vast expanse of magical islands dotted around the mystical Lough, with a stunning backdrop of the rugged Connemara mountains. Nestled snugly at the mouth of the river is the magnificently eclectic city of Galway.
Arrive via a choice of airports Dublin, Shannon or Knock Airport (2.5hrs, 1hr and 50 mins respectively), Airport Bus is available directly from airports to Galway direct (not included). Approx €25.
Transfer from Galway Coach Station to accommodation (quote can be provided).
Relax and take a walk around the ever vibrant City of Tribes, home to National University of Ireland Galway and is The 2020 Capital of Culture. There is always something happening in Galway and it boasts a young student population and a "live life to the full" attitude. Dinner in the City of Tribes. Galway is a fabulously vibrant medieval town, packed with award winning restaurants and a never ending Festival season. Sample the delights of locally sourced quality food in the Capital of Culture 2020. The world is literally your oyster in Galway.
Dinner(not included) will be followed by live traditional Irish music and some craic and a pint of the "black stuff" (Guinness) before the crew retires for the night.
Night 1 Hotel (Bed and Breakfast included).
Locally based quality boutique hotel in walking distance of great restaurants and live music. Galway is a small compact city and walking is worthwhile, if the unpredictable weather complies.
Old River Loop, Galway City 15KM Row
Check out of hotel. Meet at NUI Galway Boat Club.
Depart from NUIG Boat Club in Tour Quads (Yoles) and embark on a beautiful looped river row.
Return to NUI Galway Boat Club. (Lunch - not included) Transfer to next Hotel in Oughterard. Unpack boat and set the up for following day.
Dinner(not included) at local pub in Oughterard Village.
Hotel(bed and breakfast included x 2 nights) .
Relax in a beautifully serene country House, set in 180 acres of private parkland and woodland bordering on Lough Corrib.. Guests can enjoy an idyllic, undisturbed natural environment, providing exceptional personal service with a high standard of accommodation and old fashioned, traditional character Currarevagh House.
Upper Lake Row, 25 KM Row
Breakfast (included) is a lavish affair true to its magical surrounding. Each morning this feast is laid out on the dining room sideboard and is locally sourced produce.
Depart from Currarevagh House and row over to the beautiful island of Inchagoill (6K) where the crews will explore and soak up the history and magic that the island has to offer. Inchagoill Island is the fourth largest island on Lough Corrib and offers amazing beauty and serenity with beautiful woodlands, coves and bays that are ideal for picnics and Swimming. This is the most visited of all of the approximately 1,000+ islands on Lough Corrib. It is also home to a number of ancient monastic ruins.
Row to Ashford Castle (8k) and picnic on Castle grounds. Stretch the legs with a short leisurely stroll around the castle grounds. Overlooking Lough Corrib lake on 350 acres of parkland, this luxury hotel and grand 13th-century castle is a 9-minute walk from the Gothic Cong Abbey. The Lough Corrib Chart Book, Trevor Northage, 2014.
Return row to Currarevagh House (15Km) for a relaxing aperitif before a sumptuous dinner(included) at the hotel and an evening stroll with a digestif by torchlight overlooking a moonlit lake..
Pack boats and check out of Currarevagh house and transfer back to Galway City to return to airport.
Alternatively, an extra night in Galway can be arranged on request.
Important Notice: Please note, the weather in the West of Ireland is very changeable and highwinds can impact the safety of rowing on the lake. There are contingency options such as cycling and/or hiking in the local area if the weather impedes the group's' ability to row.. Likewise, the route of the row on the Upper Lake may be subject to change depending on local lake conditions and ability of rowers.
NB The prices do not include travel, extra drinks and anything else not specified in the program.
The above is simply an outline and the programme can be tailored to suit specific group requirements and preferred duration. The programme is also subject to change based on the ability of rowers. This tour would be suited to the more experienced rower who is comfortable with coastal type conditions should the weather prove challenging.