About Us

The Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club (PIRC) is comprised of men and women who enjoy both the cultural and competitive aspects of this sport. There are no age restrictions for rowers and many fine rowers have started rowing in their mid- to late teens or have "retired" from rowing in their 60's.

In March the PIRC hosts its annual fundraiser and participates in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh. PIRC has been featured in a Gaelic Documentary as well as various articles in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The St. Brendan's Cup Regatta is held annually in July.

The PIRC encourages folks who are interested in participating in this unique cultural sport to spend some time watching and then give it a try. The PIRC website is also availabe to those interested in becoming sponsors. We look forward to seeing you at the docks and visit our site often!

Here is another Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article from July, 2009 which gives a quick summary of the history of the club and a couple of nice pictures from an evening practice at the marina.





If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a member of the Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club please contact Patrick Clark or Christine Mulkerrin for tryout information!

  • Practices are held (Weather Permitting) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. for current rowers and 10:00 a.m. for new rowers at the Groveton Marina. Driving Directions
  • Athletic competitive and recreational rowers are welcome!
  • Contact Patrick Clarkor Christine Mulkerrin for more information.

Let us know if you are interested, and we will let you know when you can give it a try!




©Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club 2012