Liffey Swim

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Eric Kinsella, chairman of Jones Engineering Group which is the lead sponsor for the Liffey Swim, with the commemorative medal commissioned from Robert Ballagh for the 100th running of the race. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Eric Kinsella was the youngest competitor, at 13, the year he completed his first Liffey Swim. Now he is chairman of Jones Engineering Group, the lead(...)

It was the late 1970s before the Liffey  Swim welcomed women, and women were finally put on an equal footing in 1991. Photograph: Joey Cleary

It’s a view of Dublin like no other, a view from inside the river flowing through the heart of the capital, a unique ride down the city’s main arte(...)

Swimmers at a recent Liffey Swim qualifying race. Photograph: John Ohle

CLAIRE O’DWYER (78, Dublin SC) – 20+ Liffeys – “One year I had my shoulder operation done and I was told I wasn’t to swim so I had to swim th(...)

The Jack B Yeats painting.

The cultural significance of the Liffey Swim in Irish life is underlined by the Jack B Yeats painting of the same name, which captured the 1923 race a(...)

Making waves in the River Liffey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On September 19th, the Liffey will be churned white by hundreds of swimmers forging a 2,200-metre path down the river as fast as they can. I hope the (...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn is joined other swimmers including Claire Cantrell, Shane Drumm and  Tom Loftus in the River Liffey  during the launch of the 94th Dublin City Liffey Swim today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s first citizen was without his mayoral chains today but perhaps the lack of official bling wasn’t such a bad idea given that he was about t(...)