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Páraic’s Celebratory Night

Last Friday night at Sandycove, a large group gathered to remember our dear friend Páraic Casey and celebrate his life and the life we shared with him. This will be an annual event at Sandycove on summer solstice. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate … Continue reading

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Upcoming Swims – Please Enter Early!

A number of our swim organisers have asked us to highlight the importance of entering swims as early as you can. Late entries mean that organisers do not know how many swimmers to cater for. This has implications in many … Continue reading

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Open Water Events Calendar 2013 – Get Signing Up!

Now that we’re into May, it’s time to get thinking about and signing up for your summer swims! There is a link to the calendar of events on the site here: https://sandycoveswimmers.com/calendar#MunsterOWCalendar. A big thank-you to Finbarr Hedderman for all of … Continue reading

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Páraic’s Picnic Table

Páraic Casey continues to be remembered, and his life celebrated in Sandycove. These words, Páraic’s words, are the same as those on his bench in Varne Ridge. After a lot of behind the scene negotiations, planning and work everything fell … Continue reading

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The Season Approaches…

We have been a little quiet on here lately – the horrible winter weather has been getting the better of us! But there is light at the end of the tunnel…the weather should be starting to get warmer soon and … Continue reading

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London-Bound!

Tomorrow a large group of Sandycove swimmers will be bound for London in time for Saturday’s Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido. The event is essentially an outdoor gala…in an unheated pool in snowy London! ‘Races’ include 30m … Continue reading

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Celebrating with Páraic – In Dover and France

After Páraic’s Channel Swim in July Páraic and Riana had planned to return to La Sirène, the restaurant on the beach at The Cap. Sadly this didn’t happen.  In an attempt to honour this wish and to remember the good … Continue reading

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