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Culture Date with the Trinity Regatta

Culture Date with the Trinity Regatta – Stephen Davis gets some snaps and reports on Trinity’s annual boat race
The Trinity Regatta 2023 was a spectacular event that brought together rowing enthusiasts from all over Ireland and Europe. The event was held on May 13-14, 2023 at the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. The regatta was organized by Trinity College Dublin and was part of the Trinity Sport events.


Unlike the 6-lane lane races typical of other regattas, competition takes place along a sweeping 1800-metre stretch of the Liffey, between two crews in straight knock-out clashes. These dramatic contests always prove exciting for the spectator, who may watch an entire race unfold along the tow-path, running the full length of the race course.


Current and former Trinity rowers can be seen proudly displaying DUBC colours in their striking blazers,

Trinity Regatta is an annual regatta first held in 1866 and is the largest sporting event hosted by the university. Originally raced on the Liffey in Dublin’s Docklands, the regatta has been held in Islandbridge every year since 1898 .


The regatta featured a variety of races including men’s and women’s eights, fours, pairs, and singles. The races were fiercely contested with crews from all over Ireland and Europe vying for the top spot

Overall, the Trinity Regatta 2023 was a huge success. It was a wonderful celebration of rowing and brought together people from all walks of life to enjoy a fun-filled day by the river.



Trinity Regatta was one of the events taking place as part of the “Culture Date D8” festival. This is a neighbourhood initiative held on the 13th and 14th May which aims to celebrate Dublin 8’s rich cultural, historical and architectural heritage. 

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