This is the web-site of the rowing club of Coláiste Iognáid, a Secondary level co-educational school in Galway, Ireland.
A Jesuit presence in Galway can be dated to as far back as the 1620's. An invitation in 1859 by the Bishop led to the establishment of St. Ignatius College in 1863. St. Ignatius College continued until 1926 and was re-established as Coláiste Iognáid in 1929.
The school still maintains its Jesuit ethos, although the staff is now predominantly made up of lay persons. The school, and by extension our rowing club, are equally well known locally as "the Jes".
The rowing club was founded in 1934 and has been at its current site at Earl's Island within the grounds of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) since the early nineteen fifties.
The aim of this web-site is to give general information on the rowing club and to report on events on and off the water.
Jes rowing going from strength to strength
The Coláiste Iognáid Rowing Club is now one of the largest in the country.
The club’s reputation and standing have been enhanced by successes in the Irish Amateur Rowing Union (IARU) events around Ireland, the national championships and the selection of Jes rowers
for Irish teams competing in international events.
Former members of the club have gone on to successfully represent Ireland or their club at World Senior Championships, World U23 Championships, World University Games, Henley Royal Regatta, Women’s Henley and National Senior Championships and more recently at the Beijing Olympics.
The club’s success is only possible because of the great team spirit and work ethic shown by the rowers, the
coaches and the many people who support the club in so many different ways.
The members of the club would like to thank everybody who has helped: the coaches who give so much of their time, the committee who keep the
club running smoothly and organise fundraising, parents who help out in many ways and the Principal and school who support the club so well.