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We Need Your Boats!

Tuesday, 20th of June

Following on from last year's hugely successful event, the 5th Galley Head Swim is back for 2023 - (Saturday, 22nd of July).​

Raising money for Marymount Hospice, Cancer Connect and CoAction West Cork, swimmers will head out from Red Strand beach, around the iconic Galley Head in West Cork, finishing the intensive 10km swim on Warren Beach.

In 4 years, the event has raised €269,430, with 100% going directly to charity thanks to the ongoing contributions from our sponsors. In 2022 alone, the Galley Head Swim managed to raise €83,068 for charity.With this year's event already sold out, organisers are expecting a similar figure again; However, they need your help –  

For safety reasons, every swimmer and relay team taking part must have their own boat accompany them during the swim.  

“We need boats! So, we’re putting out a call to anyone in the wider Cork area or beyond that has a 5-metre rib with at least a 50HP engine to come down and get involved.” notes Justin of the Galley Head Swim Committee.   ​

“The swim has grown and grown over the past few years, with people coming from all corners of the country to take part, however we only have so many boats in our locality so we’re looking for some help in that department.

We’ve always said, you don’t need to donate money in order to donate, you can donate the use of your boat for the day, a gallon of petrol for a rib, or even just your time, whatever it may be. We’re calling out for ribs as they tend to work best with the swimmers, however boats that are regularly used in the ocean and have a ladder that swimmers can use easily are viable also” 

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