On 12th February 2014 Storm Darwin reeked havoc in Munster, Ireland, resulting in the roof being torn off the 144 year old structure. Thankfully nobody was injured and boat damage was minimal. Despite efforts made by the committee the monies required for a new roof could not be raised.
The last year has seen new energy brought to the pier head and we have new members joining us for recreational rowing, from ages 13 years to 63 years. There are new boats and equipment on order to facilitate the new demand. Space in the existing clubhouse is now running short. Its time to focus our energies on building a new roof and keeping rowing alive in the Boat Club.
As part of our fundraising, we have had a letter of support from Sir Steve Redgrave which we are hoping will go a long way to helping us reach our goal.
Please help us to raise our target amount, any donation will help, no matter how small or large. This money will strictly be allocated for roof replacement.
We are also actively recruiting new members regardless of levels of fitness or ability, so if you are up for the challenge come and join us on the pier head.
To put a new roof on the boat club we need to raise €100,000. Any and all help is gratefully appreciated.
Over Christmas 2017 we received news that we we have been awarded a donation from the JP Mcmanus foundation. This news means that we can begin the work needed to restore our roof. Roof designs have been sent to an engineering company and work is to begin in early spring. We will post updates regularly.
The fundraising Art Auction in aid of #raisetheroof fund, surpassed all expectations and has allowed us to continue with our roof plans.