On a day when Irish women and men compete for Olympic glory in rowing it seems appropriate to post an image of a regatta. Taken in Waterford it shows a coxed four with the stripes of the DUBC (Trinity) club leading into the enclosure. Best wishes to Sinead and Clare and to the O'Donovans!
And an exciting day for Irish rowing
it was today!
Somewhat exciting inputs also today from ofarrl
in helping pinpoint this image, and guliolopez
in sourcing a detailed write-up
on the event which is captured here by Poole. Based on this write-up, it seems very likely that what we see here is the Dublin University Boat Club beating the team from Commercial BC in the Suir Challenge Cup. Though perhaps in circumstances not without controversy.....
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford
Date: 18 July 1901
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0340
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons