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Oxbridge rowing clubs to race in Killarney

THE rivalry between them is legendary and now the world's two best known boat clubs will battle it out on the Lakes of Killarney this summer.

Oxford and Cambridge rowing clubs will take part in the Killarney Rowing Festival to celebrate the country's oldest regatta.

The idea to contact the Oxford and Cambridge clubs was first mooted by ordinary members as a way of incorporating The Gathering as part of this year's regatta to be held on July 28.

Killarney Regatta chairman Paddy Cronin said it was delighted the invitation had been accepted by two such prestigious rowing clubs.

Irish Independent