Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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.
Posted by Owen O'Keefe on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 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...
Posted by Owen O'Keefe on Saturday, January 26, 2013
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Hello, everyone! Entries have just opened for the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim 2012. You can enter online by clicking the link on the right-hand-side of the screen. If you prefer, you can enter with pen and paper by downloading this year's Entry Form and posting it to Owen O'Keefe, 3 Springfield, Fermoy, Co. Cork (Ireland).
The entry fee for this year's swim is €20 for over 18s and €15 for under 18s. These both increase by €5 if you wait until the last week to enter. If you are paying by cheque, please make any cheques payable to Owen O'Keefe & Brigid Noonan.
Don't forget that if you you will be less than 18 yrs old on the day of the swim you need to download the up-to-date Parental Consent Form and return this with your entry. You can return it by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to the above address. You will not be allowed to swim without this form!
We will keep you informed with more details as the big day approaches...
Posted by Owen O'Keefe on Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Greetings all, we hope that you have all had a very successful season and are getting into your winter routines! We are delighted to announce that a provisional date has been set for the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim 2012. That date is Sunday, 1st July 2012. The location is the same as it has always been and more details are to follow regarding times, etc. Stay tuned!
Posted by Owen O'Keefe on Wednesday, October 26, 2011