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No Bare Chest but Ronan Keating Completes Charity Swim
Five brave celebrities have completed a once in a lifetime challenge, arriving at the north pier at Wicklow Bay, Ireland yesterday morning at 08:18am, after a 35 hours and 18 minutes, 56 mile swimming relay across the Irish Sea to…
Ronan Keating Battling the Waves in Irish Sea Charity Swim
Singer Ronan Keating set off with a group of celebrities and 'super swimmers' on a charity crossing of the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin late last night. The former Boyzone star is joined by TV presenters Jenny Frost and…
45 swimmers take to the water for Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat
Plan A on Friday evening last was to swim from the Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat slip, out around Ballycotton lighthouse and back to the lifeboat slip. The August weather had other ideas. The event organisers arrived in Ballycotton at 3:30pm, reviewed…
Lambay to Rush Swim For a Good Cause
Darragh Coffey will be among a group of hardy souls who are set to swim unaided from Lambay Island to Rush Harbour - all for a good cause. The group will be covering the 4.5km of open sea in aid…
On Sunday, 17th July last, the annual Martin Duggan Memorial Swim was held on the Blackwater River at Fermoy. Despite unfavourable conditions, forty-two swimmers took part in this two kilometre freshwater race. Of the forty-two swimmers, twenty wore wetsuits and…
63 Swimmers Took to the Water in Valentia Last Week
From thirteen years to sixty five years, male and female, Ireland to New Zealand, sixty three competitors took to the waters in Valentia on Saturday last to compete in an open water 5 mile swim.  This course had only been…
Record Entries for the 4 Mile Beginish Island Swim 2011
Off the rugged west coast, many of Ireland's finest distance swimmers will assemble on Saturday 16th July for the third annual Beginish Island Swim.  In one lap around the Island the swimmers will experience all the possible conditions: It starts…
Donegal Woman Leads Online Contest for Open Swimming Award
Supporters of Donegal woman Anne Marie Ward have urged the public to vote for her as 2010 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year. With just three days to go until the results are announced, Ward currently leads the…
Swim from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island Completed
Local French teacher Gary Knox has completed his swim from Rathlin to Ballycastle for Portrush Lifeboat Station on the very day that the station was celebrating its 150th Anniversary.Gerry Doran Chairman of the Ballycastle Fundraising Branch texted the station at…
Drumm Wins Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim
Shane Drumm was the winner of the rescheduled Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim today.  The race took place along the East pier and finished beside the National YC pontoon. A large crowd gathered on the pier to hear live commentary and…
Three Double Swimming Winners in Sandycove Island Race
There were three double swimming winners in yesterday's 'The Edge Sports' Sandycove Island Challenge 2010. Now it its 14th year, this 1.1 mile race takes swimmers around the famous Sandycove Island in in Kinsale, County Cork Ireland. Lisa Cummins, the only…
Brian O'Dwyer Wins Liffey Swim (Results HERE)
The 90th annual Dublin Liffey Swim sponsored by Dublin City Council took place today, Saturday 11th September 2010. The swim, a 2.2kilometre race, started at Watling Street Bridge and finished at the Customs House. The swimmers were each assigned a…
Lord Mayor to Fire Starting Gun at Dublin's Liffey Swim
This Saturday, 11th September, the Dublin City Council sponsored Liffey Swim celebrates its 90th anniversary as 237 men and 114 women take the plunge, having completed 4 qualifying races on the 2010 Leinster Open Sea Swim Calendar. Dublin's Lord Mayor,…
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…

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