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Sea Swimming Theme of Two Literary Events in Galway

21st April 2023
Artist Vanessa Earl
Artist Vanessa Earl

Sea swimming is the focus of two events in Galway this weekend as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

Both events take place on Saturday, April 22nd, starting with readings and a sea swim at Blackrock Tower, Salthill, at 9 am.

Writers Emily Hassler, William Keohane and Chantal Thomas will give short readings, “inspired by the ocean”, followed by a swim. The event is free, and attendees are reminded to “bring a towel”.

Later on Saturday morning, Thomas, Hasler, Keohane and artist Vanessa Earl will present an event at An Taibhdhearc theatre, Middle Street, Galway at 12.30 pm, entitled “Bay Views: Writers on Wild Swimming”.

Earl is currently working on a multidisciplinary collaboration between the swimming community in Galway, musician Robbie Blake and poet Mary Madec, entitled SALT, which “celebrates our connection to the sea”.

Admission to the event in An Taibhdhearc is 10 euro or 8 euro for unwaged, senior citizens and students, and more details are on

Published in Sea Swim, Galway Harbour Team

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