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Up to 300 Expected for Annual Liffey Swim
Dublin's famous Liffey Swim takes place on Saturday 11th September. The Dublin City Council sponsored event sees swimmers of all abilities, and a variety of ages compete over a 2.2km course. It starts at Watling Street Bridge, near the Guinness…
Swimming from Rathlin to Ballycastle for the RNLI
Gary Knox describes himself as a good pool swimmer so why is he swimming from Rathlin to Ballycastle next weekend (weather permitting).....It's all for the RNLI of course. Gary is so impressed by the volunteer commitment of the crews he…
Dalkey Island Swim Raises funds for African hospital
This year's charity swim across the sound from Dalkey Island to Coliemore Harbour took place on Sunday 15 August writes Jehan Ashmore.The event raised a total of €5,000 with the proceeds benefitting the Kisiizi Hospital in south-western Uganda. The padraetric…
Channel Attempt swim by Waterford Firefighter
A firefighter from Waterford swam from Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary to Waterford city over the weekend to publicise a fundraiser where he will swim the English Channel for a cancer charity on his 40th birthday.Alan Smith (39), from Ashley Court,…
Record Entry for Lee Swim
Entry has closed for this weekend's Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim, with a record 341 swimmers taking on the two-kilometre course. The swim starts at 3.30pm on Saturday, sending the racers down the Lee with a 300m upstream section at…

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