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99th Liffey Swim Will Make Waves This Afternoon

1st September 2018
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Spectators on the Ha’penny Bridge cheer on previous Liffey swimmers Spectators on the Ha’penny Bridge cheer on previous Liffey swimmers Photo: Jones Engineering

#LiffeySwim - Some 500 swimmers are expected to take a dip in Dublin city centre this afternoon (Saturday 1 September) in the 99th running of the Liffey Swim.

Now sponsored by Jones Engineering and organised by Leinster Open Sea, the Liffey Swim was first run in 1920 and was soon after immortalised by Jack B Yeats’ Olympic medal-winning painting.

However, the tradition is very much alive and well, and the Liffey Swim today is the oldest continually run annual swimming race in Europe.

Spectators for this year’s event should plan to take their spots before the men’s race from 3pm and the women’s race from 4pm, both from the Rory O’Moore Bridge at St James’ Gate to the Custom House.

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MacDara Conroy

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