SwimableLimerick @ Riverfest- Event Information-Update for Reserve List



As part of Limerick’s Riverfest Festival Weekend, SwimableLimerick have organised two social swims in the River Shannon.

SwimableLimerick @Riverfest is an opportunity for people to dip their toe (and a whole lot more!) into Limerick’s beautiful River Shannon. Our swims take place from the historic Curraghour Boat Club and we provide a fun, relaxed environment for anyone to enjoy the freedom of swimming in the open water. You will be swimming in the heart of medieval Limerick and will experience some stunning vistas of the city from the River Shannon.

Our swims are all about having fun and enjoying the open water, not about fast times or swimming long distances so feel free to just have a bit of a splash or wade your feet into the water. For those whom would like to swim a longer distance, the swimming area will be confined to a 750 metre area and is an opportunity to see sights such as Thomond Bridge,The Treaty Stone and King Johns Castle from a truly, unique perspective. Swimmers can swim as short or far a distance in the designated area as they choose. All swimmers will receive a custom made SwimableLimerick Swimming Cap that they must wear in the water. 


The best of Open Water swimming is the food afterwards. Join us by The Curraghour Boat Club fire for our post swim picnicswith good food and company! SwimableLimerick have teamed up with Canteen and The Urban Co-Op for our post swim picnics. In the Boat Club we will be serving hot pittas with homemade choco-nut spread, blueberry drizzle muffins, Rigneys farm granola, The messy Apron Cookies, Ceile Kombucha…and more

This event is opened only to those aged 18 or over but children and supporters are more than welcome to watch from the shore and  join us for a cuppa or juice in the boat club following the swim.  All tickets are free but MUST be pre-booked at the links below. We have to limit each swim to 45 swimmers so tickets are available on a 1st come, 1st served basis. 

The first social swim will take place on Saturday 5th May at 9am, with swimmers in the water for 10am. Tickets for Saturday can be booked here–  SOLD OUT

The second social swim will take place on Monday 7th May at 10.30am, with swimmers in the water at 11.30am. Tickets for Monday can be booked here   SOLD OUT

*All Tickets for both swims are now SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on the reserve list please email us with your name and contact details at limerickunderground@gmail.com*


For any further information please contact Elisa O’Donovan on 087-9120231 or contact us at limerickunderground@gmail.com

We would like to thank Limerick Council for their support with this event. More information on Riverfest can be found here

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