Rowing out the boats at O’Briensbridge on April 30

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TO celebrate Limerick’s designation as European City of Sport, this year’s Limerick Regatta promises to be bigger than ever before when crews take to the water in O’Briensbridge on Saturday, April 30.  It promises to be a spectacular day’s rowing with 52 separate events scheduled, over 1,000 athletes using the full four lane course, with a race leaving the stake boats every five minutes from 8.00am to 6.30pm.

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The regatta was first organised in 1870, but because it grew so large, the tidal conditions in the city didn’t allow enough time to run the full programme, and it moved to Killaloe in the 1970’s, before it found its current home in O’Briensbridge in 1984.