Category Archives: Events

2014 Spring Dinner

For the past few years we have been officially starting the real OW season with a Spring Dinner. It’s an ideal opportunity to catch up with others and to plan and chat about whats ahead for the season. There is … Continue reading

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Loch Allua 2013

Loch Allua Swim, July 7th, 2013 Write-up by Diarmuid Herlihy, Swim Organiser The most successful Loch Allua Swim to date took place on the scenic lake on the River Lee on Sunday, July 7, in ideal weather conditions. The water … Continue reading

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Lee Swim 2013

Saturday marked the day for this year’s ‘Vibes and Scribes’ Lee Swim, one of Ireland’s biggest annual open water events. It was a beautiful day for the swim and there was a record entry of over 420 swimmers with 380 … Continue reading

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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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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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Turkey Series 2012 – Starts this Sat 10th November….

Turkey Series starts next week!! Mark the dates in your calender : Format is the same as always, €2 per entry, you can swim, walk, paddle. Proceeds all go towards the prizes at the end. More times you enter, the … Continue reading

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Sherkin to Baltimore

The final swim of the 2012 Munster open water swimming calendar, from Sherkin Island to Baltimore, took place on Sunday, October 14th. 50 swimmers took part in the swim, organised by Steven Black. The sun was out, providing some bit … Continue reading

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Following in Ned’s (rather large) footsteps … Gábor Molnar heading to Catalina

Gábor Molnar is heading out this Saturday to attempt the 20 mile Catalina Channel Crossing on the 2nd Oct 2012. Please join me is wishing him the very best of luck esp as success means he will join Eddie Irwin … Continue reading

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‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge 2012

On Saturday last, September 15th, 265 swimmers took to the water for ‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge 2012. Thankfully the sun shone for most of the day, and the water was calm with a pleasant temperature of about 14degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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Gougane Barra Swim, 18th August, 2012

Thanks to Carol Cashell for these ‘on the water’ photos! On Saturday, August 18th, over 50 swimmers travelled to Gougane Barra for Tadhg Harrington’s annual swim. It is always a great swim, ideal for those who are new to open water swimming … Continue reading

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First ever official SKELLIG ROCK Swim – Saturday 30th June

SKELLIG ROCK SWIM – Saturday 30th June, departing Ballinskelligs Pier 11:00.   This will be the first recorded group swim around Skellig Michael, a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site (one of two in Ireland) lying approx 15km South West Valentia Island. … Continue reading

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Union Hall to Glandore 2012 – Friday 25th May @ 7 pm

Fellow Fish, The Union Hall to Glandore swim is open for registration : Details: Friday May 25th – Union Hall to Glandore 1.1 km swim @ 7 pm sharp. Swim in 1.1 km long. Water temp will be approx 12 … Continue reading

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Summer is Here!

So the 1st of May has arrived, the first day of our summer (not that we’d necessarily know it by looking out the window!). For those of you who haven’t started their open water season yet, what are you waiting … Continue reading

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