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Dive into Lough Erne for the Couch to 5K Swim Challenge this summer
Sea Swim
#Swimming - Waterways Ireland has welcomed Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge’s efforts to bring their Couch to 5K Swim Challenge to Lough Erne. The 10-week programme is designed to bring swimmers out of the pool and into the open water.…
Volunteers on the inshore lifeboat Louis Simson bring the male swimmer back to shore for treatment
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI rescued a swimmer in difficulty yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 11 April) after he encountered a strong tide near Shenick Island and was unable to make his way ashore. Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly before noon…
Bangor Lifeboat Saves Swimmer In Ballyholme Bay
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#RNLI - At 8.10am this morning (Wednesday 28 December), Bangor RNLI’s volunteer crew responded to a request from HM Coastguard to rescue a young man reported to be in difficulty while swimming 200 metres off the shore in Ballyholme Bay.…
Skerries lifeboat crew rescues two swimmers from the water off Colt Island on Hallowe'en afternoon
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI responded yesterday afternoon (31 October) to reports of swimmers in difficulty to the south of Colt Island off the north Co Dublin town. Shortly after 12 noon, a member of the local fishing fleet alerted Dublin…
Carlingford To Host European Championships For Global Swim Series
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#Swimming - Carlingford in Co Louth is the venue for the Global Swim Series European Championships on Saturday 15 October. Ireland has already hosted 14 races in the international league for open water swimming, which included the legendary Liffey Swim…
The Bundoran Lifeboat - William Henry Liddington
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Four teenage girls who got into trouble whilst swimming at Main Beach in Bundoran on Saturday (17th September) have issued an appeal to find the body boarders who helped them out of the water. The girls were in the water…
Sir Ernest Shackleton – sculpture unveiled
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard your maritime programme Seascapes, this week we bring you highlights from the unveiling of a fine sculture by Mark Richards in Athy, Co Kildare on the centenary to the day of the rescue of the Endurance…
Carrickabraghy Castle on the Isle of Doagh
News Update
#Missing - The search continues today (Wednesday 31 August) for a man missing after going swimming off the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal this past Monday. According to The Irish Times, the man in his 50s was reported missing at…
Swimmers make a splash at the start of last weekend's Liffey Swim
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#LiffeySwim - "Perfect" conditions greeted the 430 swimmers who took a dip in the capital's river for the 97th Liffey Swim last weekend, as TheJournal.ie reports. Brian Murray and Jennifer Gilbert were the respective men's and women's winners in the…
Heather Clatworthy pictured after he extraordinary swim from Inishowen to Portstewart this week
Sea Swim
#SeaSwim - Charity worker Heather Clatworthy has become only the second swimmer to cross the Atlantic between the Inishowen Peninsula and Portstewart on the North Coast – and the first in nearly 90 years, according to the Irish Examiner. The…
Swimmers crossing Galway Bay for the annual charity swim on Saturday 23 July
Sea Swim
#GalwayBaySwim - Hello Deer Media was on hand to capture on video the tremendous effort on display at last weekend's Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, more than 100 swimmers crossed Galway Bay from Auginish…
Liffey Swim Set For First Saturday In August
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#LiffeySwim - The 97th Dublin City Liffey Swim will take place on Saturday 6 August. The men's race will kick off from 1.30pm at Croppies Acre heading downstream beneath 12 of the city's bridges as far as the Loop Line…
Swimmers taking part in the 11th Galway Bay Swim on Saturday 23 July
Sea Swim
#GalwayBaySwim - More than 100 swimmers crossed from Auginish to Salthill in the 11th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim at the weekend, as Galway Bay FM reports. First across the bay on Saturday 23 July in his wetsuit…
Galway Bay Swim In Call For Support Boats
Sea Swim
#GalwayBaySwim - Organisers of the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim are appealing for support boats to help out on the day. As Galway Bay FM reports, this year's event in aid of Cancer Care West will take place on…
Warning Over Dangers Of Open Water Swimming
Sea Swim
#Swimming - Waterways Ireland advises anyone engaged in open water swimming training of the inherent dangers attached to this activity in locations where there is boating traffic. A swimmer in the water wearing high visibility head gear will always remain…
Marine litter currently poses a dire, vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes ...this week more on Cork Harbour Festival with Eimear Fitzgerald of Meitheal Mara ....... as boats are back in the water its time to get those Life Jacketss tested…

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