Documentary Series (In Development)
In the aftermath of Tokyo Olympic Gold medal success, this is the story of Skibbereen Rowing Club. How has a small rural club become the biggest little rowing club in the world. Located in the south west corner of Ireland, the River Ilen is known for trout and salmon fishing and regarded as one of the country’s cleanest rivers. It flows through the town of Skibbereen and winds its way towards Baltimore and the Celtic sea. Up until five years ago it was relatively unknown but now it’s regarded as the special river. The place where the magic happens. The home to the biggest little rowing club in Ireland. From dusk to dawn, in all weathers, it’s likely you’ll find rowers making their way up and down sections of this hypnotically beautiful river. They come in all ages. They belong to the most successful rowing club in Ireland. This documentary tells the remarkable story of how this unique river, and the people around it , created a culture of boats and regattas which eventually resulted in the formation of a small rural rowing club in the 1970’s. Fifty years later, the river is glittered with sprinkles of gold, silver and bronze.
A Curious Dog Films Production.
In development with RTÉ.
Photos ©Mark Kelly / The Water Edge & Charlie Lee (Dominic Casey)