For those of you who are interested in Irish rowing history, I just came across a nice little collection of books and regatta programmes at a bookseller in Dublin. Listed at Dublin Bookbrowsers in Dublin are: Raymond Blake’s In Black and White: A History of Rowing at Trinity College Dublin (1991), Michael Johnston’s The Big Pot: The Story of the Irish Senior Rowing Championships 1912 – 1991 (1992), and T. F. Hall’s History of Boat-Racing in Ireland (1939).
This bookseller also has several different Irish rowing regatta programmes from the 1950s. And something I have never heard about, a programme on Third Annual Smoking Concert Four Courts Hotel, 13 March, 1908 published by Dublin Rowing Club.
If you would like to take a closer look, the list of these rowing books and regatta programmes can be found here (hurry up to take a look before they are all sold).