Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Watch out for Series Four of "Abhainn" on RTÉ One...

A new series of the television programme "Abhainn" has begun on RTÉ. There are three parts in this series: one about the River Barrow, one about the River Blackwater (Munster) and one about the River Erne. In the second episode, the one about the Blackwater, Owen O'Keefe from the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim will be talking about the swimming history of the Blackwater in Fermoy and the magic of swimming in the river.

The episode about the Blackwater will be broadcast on Monday, 4th February, at 19:30 on RTÉ One. This programme will be broadcast in Irish but will be subtitled in English. This is the fourth series of the programme and Cláracha Gaeilge are making a great job of it – it would be worth your while to take a look at one or two episodes of it on RTÉ Player if you get a chance. We thank the producers for giving us this great insight into Ireland's inland waterways.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Provisional Date for MDMS 2013

We are very pleased to announce that, all going well, the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim 2013 will take place on the evening of Friday, 14th June. We hope to be able to run the event as normal at Fermoy Rowing Club on Ashe Quay. Two new slipways are being constructed on Ashe Quay and we hope that these will be completed in time for the swim as this will make it much easier for swimmers to enter and exit the water. There are, however, a lot of ongoing works on the Quay but we are hopeful that we will be able to work around these. More details in the coming weeks...