Dublin University Ladies Boat Club was founded by Jane Williams, the first captain, and a number of her friends who wished to row, but were unable to join the men's club. Starting out with only ten members, the fledging club adopted pink and black as its club colours and began to compete on the Irish domestic circuit, winning its first national title in the coxless four in 1979. Since that time, the club has won numerous championships at both a university and national level, as well as producing a number of athletes who have represented the country at the highest level—World Championships, World Cups and U23 World Championships.
Currently the club consists of over 60 members, operating out of the Trinity Boat House in Islandbridge, Dublin 8. The club caters for both highly experienced athletes and complete beginners, training a number of novice crews to compete at the University and National Championships each year as well as fielding very competitive Senior, Inter and Club squads, who represent the club at home and abroad.