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Swimming is prohibited at Dollymount (above) and Sandymount pending the results of water quality tests
Coastal Notes
#Pollution - The beaches at Dollymount and Sandymount on Dublin Bay have been closed to swimmers after a sewage spill in the Liffey caused by heavy rain on Thursday (8 June). According to BreakingNews.ie, swimming is banned at both of…
Castlehaven GAA Healthy Clubs representative and well-known open water swimmer Noel Browne urges people to fight their instincts and float if they enter the water unexpectedly
Water Safety
#RespectTheWater - As temperatures look set to soar across Ireland, new research commissioned by the RNLI reveals that more than a third of Irish people would follow their instincts and fight against the water if they unexpectedly fell into it.…
A course is set in Ballyholme Bay of approximately 750m around yellow buoys
Sea Swim
Over 100 swimmers took to the sea for the first night of Ballyholme Yacht Club's Open Water Swimming series last night. The series is now in its fourth year with participants from 8 years old to seasoned triathletes looking for…
Children take part in a Swim Safe session in Poole, Dorset
Sea Swim
#Swimming - Northern Ireland will be included for the first time in Swim Safe, a programme offering free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged 7-14 across the UK. Swim Safe teaches children how to stay safe when…
200+ competitors will take to the river Boyne to swim the 2.7km tidal route
Drogheda Port
The Boyne Swim will once again headline the Irish Maritime Festival taking place in Drogheda Port this summer. 200+ competitors will take to the river Boyne to swim the 2.7km tidal route. Ray Donagh of Drogheda Triathlon Club is one…
Taking to the water at the start of the 2016 Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim
Sea Swim
#Swimming - This year’s Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim sponsored by Activate and Lidl will take place on Saturday 20 May. Entry is €25 for any of three swims over distances of 1600m, 800m and a junior swim of…
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
RNLI Lifeboats
#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
RNLI Lifeboats
#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
RNLI Lifeboats
#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
Sea Swim
#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
RNLI Lifeboats
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
Sea Swim
#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…

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