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Liffey Swim Set For First Saturday In August

27th July 2016
Liffey Swim Set For First Saturday In August Photo: Infomatique/Flickr

#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 Bridge, with the women's race from 2.30pm.

Run annually by Leinster Open Sea Swimming, the 2.2km Liffey Swim is one of the most renowned open sea races throughout the world – its excitement captured in Jack B Yeats' famed painting from 1923.

It is also unique in that Dublin is the only capital in Europe to have a swimming race through the middle of the city.

Published in Sea Swim
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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