Irish Philadelphia

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

But don't expect these guys to row "gently."

They're really putting their backs into it (as you can tell by the look on the face of the guy with the glasses and the bandanna).

And they're not paddling ordinary rowboats. They're plowing up the Delaware in currachs (pronounced "CUR-rah"), derived from traditional Irish fishing boats.

This is a hard, hard workout, and yet another example of an obscure Gaelic sport that has made its way to our shores.

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