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OPEN WATER LAKE SWIMMING IN THE HIDDEN HEARTLANDS

New for 2023! The historical village of Mountshannon in East Clare is the venue for this lake swimming event. Swimming in Lough Derg, one of Ireland’s biggest lakes, will be a very special experience. With small islands strewn with ancient ruins dotting the lake, you will find yourself immersed in this mystical place. 

This swim offers three distances 3.9km | 2km | 750m in a circular route starting and finishing on the lakeshore.

GAELFORCE GREAT SWIM TRILOGY

This is the second event of the Gaelforce Great Swim Trilogy. We’ve added two exciting new swims to the ever-popular Great Fjord Swim. Swim in the River Shannon, Lough Derg and Killary Fjord to experience the best of Ireland’s iconic waterways and complete the trilogy.
Great Fjord Swim | Great River Swim

Wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers are welcome in all distances. Expert kayakers and safety boats will be on hand at all times.


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