Shannon Rowing Club

Based on Sarfield Bridge is the oldest Rowing Club in Limerick City

Welcome to Shannon Rowing Club

Shannon Rowing Club, based on Sarfield Bridge, Limerick, is the oldest rowing Club in Limerick City. Founded in 1866 by Sir Peter Tait, the club sits on a manmade island with a back drop of King Johns Castle, St Mary’s Cathedral and the magnificent Shannon River. We are predominantly a rowing club, but our facility encompasses and caters for other sports and clubs, mainly snooker and chess.

We have one championship snooker table where we had the privilege of hosting an exhibition match between the great Alex (The Hurricane) Higgins and Jimmy White some years ago.

We also have a beautiful function room which has a magnificent vista over the river shannon and Limerick city, that can cater for private parties or events such as Christenings, Communions, Confirmations, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. For further information on hiring the function room Contact at or check out the brochure on the “News and Events” page.

Our home is in Limerick City, but we are lucky also to have a second location in Annacotty, Co. Limerick (see “Links” for directions).

At our Sarfield Bridge location we offer mid-week gym, bike, and rowing machine work in our fully equipped gymnasium.

On weekends our activities move to Annacotty to avail of a fantastic stretch of water. Annacotty is idea for rowing: it is sheltered and non-tidal, enabling weekend training at a set time while providing greater safety for our rowers.