SwimableLimerick @Riverfest 2019- Sold Out

Update 25th April 2019: We have had an overwhelming response to this event and unfortunately are unable to take any more bookings at this time. 

As part of Limerick’s Riverfest Festival Weekend, SwimableLimerick is bringing back public baths to the city for one night only.

As evening falls we will open our own bathing area on the shores of The Shannon. Plunge into the cool waters of our city’s river and experience our unique swim. 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. Hot drinks and treats from The Urban Co-op will be served by the hearth of the Curraghgour Boat Club afterwards

The bathing area opens at 6.30pm on Friday 3rd May at The Curraghgour Boat Club. All swimmers must be at the boat club by 5.45pm with registration at 6pm. If you would like to book a space please email limerickunderground@gmail.com with you name, age and any open water swimming experience that you may have (It’s okay if you don’t have any!)

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.  We will have a small swimming area open to the public which will be roughly the size of a 15 metre pool. All swimmers will receive a custom made Riverfest Swimming Cap that they must wear in the water. 

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. 


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.


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