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Drogheda Triathlon Club to Launch the Very First Boyne Swim

7th April 2014
Drogheda Triathlon Club to Launch the Very First Boyne Swim

#FirstBoyneSwim - The inaugural Boyne Swim will take place on 14 June at 12.30pm and as previously reported on is to be part of the Irish Maritime Festival held in Drogheda.

The swimming event is being organised by Drogheda Triathlon Club with Aura as the main sponsor.

Starting at Mell, west of Drogheda town centre, the 2.7km long course takes the swimmers through Drogheda Port and finishing South East of the famous (Dublin-Belfast Railway Line) viaduct bridge which spans over commercial shipping activity below.

Drogheda Triathlon Club's main aim is to have the Boyne Swim as an annual event on the National Open Water Calendar alongside the well-established Liffey, Lee & Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swims.

The club are hoping to attract the top open water swimmers in the country to the Boyne Swim with many already registered from all four corners of the country.

This event is open to wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers and has both senior and junior prize categories. Drogheda Port Company are sponsoring the trophies for this event. For further nformation and online registration visit

The Irish Maritime Festival (13,14 and 15 June) is being hosted by Drogheda Borough Council, Drogheda Port and supported by Drogheda Chamber of Commerce.

Among an expected line-up of tallships, the West Country trading ketch, Bessie Ellen, is to arrive on the Boyne from Oban, Scotland. The crew will experience traditional sailing skills, a sense of adventure and camaraderie of the 110 year lady of the sea.


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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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