A most unusual image today from the lens of Elinor and Reginald Wiltshire. A sports scene with rowing featuring an eight oared boat race on the River Dodder at Rathfarnham in 1954. Morning Mary is surprised that there was a sufficiently wide part of the Dodder to accomodate it and a sufficiently long stretch (2000 metres) to enable a standard boat race. Who can throw some light on the matter?
Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire
Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection
Date: 13 June 1954
NLI Ref: WIL g1
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons