Sandycove Island

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14/10/2011 by Carl Reynolds

For those of you with an interest in the wild and/or long distance swimming check out the Sandycove Swimmers site. It’s where a lot of Irish swimmers practice for both the Channel and other long distance swims. A rough mile out and round the island. The temperature changes and so does the sea, depending on which bit of the island you’re swimming by; and you get to see way beyond the end of your arm – unlike mucky Dover Harbour.

If you like the Emerald Isle and swimming, pop down for a swim on your way by. There will, likely as not, be some friendly soul swimming around and you’re just south of Kinsale; apparently (though I’ve yet to be convinced) the culinary capital of Ireland. And there’s a lovely pint of Murphy’s to be drunk in The Tap…and ghost stories too.


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